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 email@example.com, though any submissions sent to this email will be deleted.
Editor: Robert Stapleton
Managing Editor: JD Amick
Poetry Editor: Bek Primrose
Nonfiction Editor: Kate Hilton
Fiction Editor: Jeff Marvel
Associate Editor: Ashley Petry
Design Editor: Andrea Boucher
Web Manager: Bree Flannelly
Social Media: Kellie Stewart
Intern: Katie Peterson
Readers: Aanuoluwapo Adesina, Eric Baugh, Marla Berggoetz, Kim Clements-Johnson, Chey Danforth, Rosemary Freedman, Amy Gastelum, Abby Goertzen, Jane Hixson, Meggyn Keeley, Susan Lerner, Allison Moran, Elizabeth Reames, Mac Scott, John Strauss