New Poets Series

This division of BrickHouse Books is devoted to the publication of first books by promising poets who have never had a collection of poems of over 30 pages published. Please note that chapbooks do not disqualify poets from being “new” but full-length books do. Chapbooks are 42 pages or fewer. Books are 43 pages and above.

Submitting to the New Poets Series imprint is slightly different from submitting directly to BHB.


Submission Requirements


We require the following:

Your Entire Manuscript

A properly formatted manuscript of original poetry, 42-80 pages in length. We only accept .doc or .docx files sent as an email attachment. Do not paste your ms into the body of your email. Make sure your title page includes all necessary contact information: name, address, email, phone number.

A Cover/Query Letter

Tell us about your work, including your intended audience, the length of the work, and other standard query information. Be sure to tell us you are submitting to the New Poets Series imprint.

A Reading Fee

We are a small press and a non-profit corporation. Your reading fee will garner you detailed feedback on your manuscript. The reading fee for NPS submissions is a flat-rate of $10. We accept checks made payable to BrickHouse Books, Inc.


Send your cover letter and manuscript via email (with a proper subject line) to:

Clarinda Harriss, Editor-in-Chief
clarindaharriss13 @ gmail.com (Remove the spaces.)

Send the check for your reading fee (with a note that links it to your emailed manuscript) to:

Clarinda Harriss
BrickHouse Books, Inc.
306 Suffolk Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

*Note – Harriss contains two esses.


We receive many submissions for NPS, and the staff offers comments on most.  Response times vary from a week to several months.

Thank you for your interest in BrickHouse Books and the New Poets Series!

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