PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING
(SEE
www.gftpress.com/submissions FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

Ground Fresh Thursday (online) and GFT Presents: One in Four (Print) are on a publishing hiatus. We are keeping submissions open, though, and we are excited about continuing to review and accept work in anticipation of 2019 publication. We will also still be conducting our annual chapbook contest, which will begin in March. Please feel free to email any questions directly to our editor-in-chief at editor@gftpress.com.

WE WANT TO EXPERIENCE YOUR ART, YOUR LIFE, AND YOUR WORLD!

Whether it's a journey through our priceless existence, a struggle to achieve personal contentment, a heart-wrenching brush with defeat, an intelligent observation on humanity, a deep desire for your voice to be heard, stirring inspiration, or just pure entertainment, we want it and will strive to share it.

We want your best, most remarkable, polished work.

GFT Press is a philanthropic literary and art press with a very clear-cut vision. Our focus here is not only to share remarkable work with the world but also to benefit charity through doing so. We publish new material online the first Thursday of the month bimonthly (Ground Fresh Thursday) and in print semiannually (GFT Presents: One in Four). GFT Press' altruistic efforts go to support the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.     

(Just to be fair, subscriptions to GFT Presents: One in Four and donations to GFT Press will not assure any submitter a higher chance of acceptance, but we will be unbelievably grateful.) 

If you are here looking to subscribe to GFT Presents: One in Four, you want to purchase individual issues of GFT Presents: One in Four, or you simply wish to donate to GFT Press without submitting, here's the link: http://www.gftpress.com/

NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three flash fiction pieces and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • We will usually respond to General Submissions within five to six months.
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.
We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance. 
NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three pieces of flash fiction and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.
The donation option is a great way to help support the GFT Press mission, and you will receive a response to your submission within 14 business days! (Our business days are Monday through Friday.)

We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance. 
NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three pieces of flash fiction and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.

The GFT Press Big Love $10 donation option is a more powerful way to support the GFT Press mission, and you will receive a response to your submission within 3 business days! (Our business days are Monday through Friday.) 

We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance. 


NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three pieces of flash fiction and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.

Subscribing to the semiannual GFT Press journal, GFT Presents: One in Four, is a very much appreciated way of supporting the GFT Press mission, and you will receive a response to your submission within 7 business days!* (Our business days are Monday through Friday.)

We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears—print contributors who are also current subscribers can still choose to receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears, or they can opt for a partial-year extension to their subscription if their work appears in an issue that is released during their active subscription period. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance. 


*International subscribers to GFT Presents: One in Four will receive their subscription in its entirety once both issues have been released, which may result in a longer wait time for shipping. You will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with your estimated shipping date and international shipping cost within 72 hours of your submission. This applies to international (non-U.S.) subscriptions only and has no bearing on your submission or other purchases (unless otherwise noted). 

NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three pieces of flash fiction and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.

Subscribing to the semiannual GFT Press journal, GFT Presents: One in Four, is a very much appreciated way of supporting the GFT Press mission, and you will receive a response to your submission within 7 business days!* (Our business days are Monday through Friday.)

We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears—print contributors who are also current subscribers can still choose to receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears, or they can opt for a partial-year extension to their subscription if their work appears in an issue that is released during their active subscription period. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance. 


*International subscribers to GFT Presents: One in Four will receive their subscription in its entirety once all issues from the specific subscription period have been released, which may result in a longer wait time for shipping. This policy may vary between one-year and two-year subscriptions. You will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with your estimated shipping date and international shipping cost within 72 hours of your submission. This applies to International (non-U.S.) subscriptions only and has no bearing on your submission or other purchases (unless otherwise noted). 
NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WEB AND/OR PRINT PUBLICATION.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INDICATE WITHIN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE, BUT WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR OPTIONS OPEN 
 
PLEASE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING (SEE SUBMISSIONS SECTION OF WEBSITE FOR FULL AND COMPLETE DETAILS)

  • Poetry: Up to 5 poems per submission.
  • Flash Fiction: Up to 1000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction: We are flexible on the nonfiction word count, but we prefer less than 2000 words.
  • Interviews: For the most part, we are looking for interviews that directly relate to literature, art, and/or mental health. If you have an interview that you are unsure is a proper fit, please query editor@gftpress.com prior to submitting. 
  • Visual Art: Almost anything. We are cool with photography, paintings, sketches, collages, etc. If you tell us it’s art, we’ll try and take your word for it and be objective. Hey, some of your work might even be selected as header and/or homepage art for our site! Artists whose work is accepted for online publication will be given an artist page with a gallery of their selected work. Artists who have a piece accepted for print publication will have that piece utilized on the front and/or back cover of our print journal, GFT Presents: One in Four. You are permitted to submit up to 7 pieces of visual art. 

You may also be wondering what we don’t want. Well, we really don’t dig the wildly graphic, overtly obscene stuff—nothing that would be considered pornographic. No disrespect to the folks who are into creating that kind of art and literature, but it just ain’t our bag at GFT Press.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Please send no more than one complete submission per category at any one time. We’re totally fine with submissions in multiple categories, just don’t send two or three pieces of flash fiction and three separate poetry submissions all at once. Seriously, just stick to the rules listed for each category.
  • Multiple file uploads are permitted for visual art submissions only. For all poetry and prose submissions, please upload your submission in a single document. You must also complete separate submissions for each category—do not combine your submissions. For visual art submissions, we accept jpg, gif, tiff, and png. For prose and poetry submissions, we prefer doc or docx, but you can also send pdf, rtf, and txt files. 
  • If accepted for publication, please wait at least 6 months before submitting again. If your submission is declined, please wait at least 30 days before submitting again. Although, there are cases where we may request to see additional work right away.
  • Please double-space your prose and single-space your poetry. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are cool, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Depending on which category you have submitted in, either go into Submittable and withdraw the entire piece or go to your submission and add a note stating which particular part of your submission is no longer available.
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted through Submittable.
  • Please include a third-person bio with your submission. If submitting visual art, please feel free to also include an artist statement. We do not necessarily want a laundry list of all of the publications your work has appeared in. As a matter of fact, we don’t even care if you have any publications to list or not. We like the personal, the intimate, the remarkable—we want readers to know who YOU are—and if you wish, you can still include some brief academic and publishing glories. In addition, we would love for you to include your personal social media and website links. Please try and keep bios and artist statements under 100 words each. GFT Press reserves the right to edit bios, but we will only do so when absolutely necessary.

Thank you for being a GFT Presents: One in Four subscriber. You will automatically receive a 7-day response to your submission as a benefit of being a print journal subscriber! (Our business days are Monday through Friday. Your subscription status will be verified by GFT Press after you submit your work.) 

We will provide U.S. print contributors one free copy of the issue in which their work appears—print contributors who are also current subscribers can still choose to receive a free copy of the issue in which their work appears, or they can opt for a partial-year extension to their subscription if their work appears in an issue that is released during their active subscription period. Print contributors living outside of the U.S. will be responsible for shipping expenses and will receive an email from 1in4@gftpress.com with the details after acceptance.