Trio House Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our Mission Our mission is to publish poetry and prose that moves, inspires, and encourages connection, empathy, and understanding. Our Vision To publish several books of poems and prose annually by emerging and established writers in order to increase the availability of new and diverse literature. To provide educational materials to promote understanding of literature and its personal and cultural relevance for students and the general public. To encourage the artistic process of writing poetry and prose.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram - @triohousepress twitter - @triohousepress facebook -
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kris Bigalk
Contact Title
Executive Editor
Contact Email
essays, nonfiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Christian Gullette, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Issam Zineh
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
From 06 / 01 - 06 / 30
Reporting Time
1 - 4 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
The Trio Award (poetry) The Louise Bogan Award (poetry) The Aurora Borealis Award (creative nonfiction)
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
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Kris Bigalk
Executive Director/Publisher
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
When the founder and publisher of Trio House Press, Tayve Neese, decided to retire from her position, she asked me to take the helm of Trio House Press and move the press to Minnesota.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We do not have a regular staff, but rely on editing consultants and volunteers to produce our books at this time. We welcome those who want to learn about book production, marketing, etc.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Show us that you read, understand, and enjoy poetry and creative nonfiction. Let us know what you already know and what you'd like to learn more about in terms of the publishing industry, and poetry/cnf publishing in particular.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We use Submittable and a rotating roster of first readers and second readers, with final decisions made by either a judge (for contests) or the "trio" of editors (Kris Bigalk, Natasha Kane, and Patrick Werle)
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We look for artistic merit and originality.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Please read the guidelines to ensure your manuscript fits the requirements of the contest or open reading period, and format your manuscript as directed; please double-check your manuscript file to make sure it's the one you want to submit.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Our ideal reader is someone who may be a little tired of having everything curated to their own tastes - someone who wants to try out a variety of new ways of seeing the world through poetry and creative nonfiction.