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.
Founder & Editor: Robert Stapleton
Associate Editors: Ashley Petry, Caitlin Dicus
Web Editor: Demetra Koras
Design Editor: Andrea Boucher
Copy Editor: Ashley Petry
Fiction Editor: Kelly Flynn
Associate Fiction Editor: Brian Rocha
Poetry Editor: Hannah Sullivan Brown
Nonfiction Editor: Dominique Weldon
Social Media: Vinny Corsaro
Readers: JD Amick, Audrey Bowers, Eric Ellis, Sam Ferrante, Jacob Gambino, Stephanie Harper, Katie Hilton, Lisa Hendrickson, Abby Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Meggyn Keeley, Haley Lash, Andrew Lesh, April Long, Chloe Morris, Kaleigh Respecki, John Strauss, Scoot Swain, Logan Taylor