Welcome to SubmitAssist

Writers lead busy lives, and often, submitting our own work can fall through the cracks. I'm here to help with SubmitAssist, a new consulting service for emerging and established poets. The goal of SubmitAssist is to match your work to literary journals that share your aesthetic, build your confidence in sending out your work, and teach you the skills associated with building a strong submission packet. Although I will not submit your work for you,the submission packages include a list of personalized recommendations based on the work you send me. Services are listed below. Please note that at this time SubmitAssist is a service offered exclusively for poets. Once you've chosen a service, email Emily to get started. I look forward to working with you!

  • All recommendations will include only literary markets that are currently open at the time of service
  • Normal turn-around time is 2 - 4 business days from the time I respond to your initial email
  • Expedited assistance is available, should you wish it, for an additional rate of $25 to whichever package you choose
  • Advance payment required before after initial email arrangements are made
  • Payment accepted via check or PayPal
  • This service does not include editing, so please be sure to send submission-ready material
  • Submission assistance does not guarantee placement in the literary journals to which you send your work

Introduction to Submission -- $35 -- Designed for new or emerging poets who don't have much experience submitting their work, this service includes a one-on-one phone or Skype conversation to take you through the basics of submitting. In our 15 - 20 minute conversation, I'll teach you the difference between journal tiers, take you though setting up a Submittable account, discuss cover letters, and give you tips and tricks for designing a well-rounded submission packet. Though this service does not include targeted submission assistance, it'll give you the basics you need to begin sending out your work with confidence.

Consultation for One Packet (3 - 6 poems, up to 10 pages) -- $40 -- After emailing me your packet, I will ask you a few questions about your submission goals (which journal tiers you'd like to aim for, whether you'd like to target paying markets, etc.). These questions may be answered via email or via a brief, 10 - 15 minute phone or Skype conversation. Once I have your responses, I'll evaluate your work, do some market research, and email you back with five targeted suggestions based on the aesthetic of your work and the recent aesthetics displayed by the suggested literary journals. If you'd like, we can have a follow-up email or 10 - 15 minute phone or Skype conversation to discuss why and how these markets were chosen for you. Remember that it is up to you to read the submission guidelines for each market before submitting! For an additional $10, I'll provide you with five additional recommendations.

Consultation for Two Packets (6 - 12 poems, up to 20 pages) -- $70 -- As with one-packet consulting, I will ask you a few questions about your submission goals, including whether you have different goals for the different packets. These questions may be answered via email or via a brief, 10 - 15 minute phone or Skype conversation. Once I have your responses, I'll evaluate and divide your work into two submission packets and email you back with five targeted suggestions per packet based on the aesthetic of your work and the recent aesthetics displayed by the suggested literary journals. If you'd like, we can have a follow-up email or 15 - 20 minute phone or Skype conversation to discuss why and how these markets were chosen for you. Remember that it is up to you to read the submission guidelines for each market before submitting! For an additional $15, I'll provide you with three additional recommendations per packet.

Consultation for Chapbook Placement (12 - 32 pages) -- $125 -- We'll begin with an initial consultation about your submission goals for your chapbook, which can be completed via email or via a 15 - 20 minute phone or Skype conversation. After that, I'll read your manuscript, complete some market research, and email you back five targeted suggestions for submission, based on the aesthetic, theme, and length of your chapbook. If your poems are not submitted to individual journals, you may engage individual submission consultations at a discounted rate of $25 for one packet and $55 for two packets, in additional to the original chapbook placement fee.