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The Elephants

We publish two books a year, distributed by SPD. We're open for submissions through June 30. If you have one for us you can link to our submissions manager here.

Anyone from anywhere can submit. There are no restrictions on your legal status, citizenship, location, or whatever else. We read and publish all prose and poetry genres, and we especially welcome work that challenges them. We aren't accepting chapbooks at the moment: full-length manuscripts only, please.

If you're a reviewer or have other questions for us, send us a message through the contact page.

The Elephants is a small press based on the traditional lands of the Squaxin, Cowlitz, and Nisqually tribes, in Olympia, Washington; on the Komox lands of Vancouver Island; and Philadelphia, on the lands of the Lenni Lenape. We publish heterodox materials as acts of love and solidarity with the communities in which they’re created - we're with the underdogs.

The Elephants is

Broc Rossell, publisher, editor
Jordan Scott, consulting editor
Ted Rees, editor-at-large
Aimee Harrison, book designer
Lara LeMoal, operations

Our advisory board are

Omar Berrada, Steve Collis, Jeff Derksen, Chris Nealon, Caryl Pagel, M. NourbeSe Philip, Jonathan Skinner, Juliana Spahr, Mathias Svalina, and Alana Wilcox