Booth publishes four titles of original literature on the first Friday of every month.
In addition, we publish two print issues yearly, usually in summer and winter.
Booth debuted in 2009. Our staff is comprised of students, faculty, and alumni from the Butler University MFA program.
Butler MFA students and alumni execute approximately 98% of Booth. Copy editing, web design, print issues, t-shirts and merch, and so on. We have incredible talent in our program and put it to work at Booth.
We typically see around 500-600 submissions per month, or close to 20 per day. Of these we accept around 50 titles per year, or approximately 1%.
At least 95% of the material we publish comes from blind submissions.
We do not refer to submissions as “slush.”
We target a submission turnaround time of sixty days, though we do not always deliver on this.
All acceptances appear on our website. We curate from these works to create print issues and do not promise print issue publication.
We invite submissions from September 1 to March 31.
You can find more about our submissions guidelines and policies here: submit to Booth.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, though any submissions sent to this email will be deleted.
Editor in Chief: Robert Stapleton
Managing Editor: Jeff Marvel
Associate Editor: Katie Peterson
Fiction Editors: Jon Mann and Lenae Marsh
Nonfiction Editor: LuAnne McNulty
Poetry Editor: Sophie Salerno-DeWald
Social Media Editor: Jennifer Delgadillo
Readers: Bek Primrose, Brandon Butcher, Elizabeth Reames, Hannah Salsbery, Heidi Klein, Jennifer Delgadillo, Jennifer Schuster, John Strauss, Katie Shimer, Kaylee Gaddie, Kellie Stewart, Kennedy Hunn, Lindsey Henderson, Monica Lewis, Paige Wyatt, Steven Ullberg