Welcome to Kallisto Gaia Press, home of "The Ocotillo Review"  and "The Texas Poetry Calendar". We are a nonprofit literary organization supporting writers at all stages of their careers. Although we welcome experimental or unusual approaches to literature, our goal is to promote finely crafted work with an expressive and meaningful voice. We pay our contributors upon publication because we feel that too much art is taken for granted. Thank you for supporting Kallisto Gaia Press.  We have an all volunteer staff. Thank you for your understanding.

>>>The Ocotillo Review will accept submissions January 15 through March 31 and August 15 through October 31.

_All work must be original and unpublished.

_ We only accept submissions through Submittable.

_Do not put your name or other identifying info on the document or the submission title.

_Submissions in multiple genres are acceptable as long as the reading fee is paid for each category.

_ We prefer Word documents in a 12pt Times New Roman font.

_We welcome the expression of diverse voices, diverse cultures - including submissions partly or entirely in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese. Please include an English translation.

_ See specific guidelines for each genre.

_ We accept simultaneous submissions for The Ocotillo Review with the agreement that you will retract it if it is accepted elsewhere

_All submissions accepted for publication will receive payment (see genre guidelines).

-The $3 reading fee helps underwrite our contributors. We appreciate your understanding.


>>>The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1 through February 20 of the following year.

_Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one submission per year.

_Limit poems to 35 lines including title and spaces. We recommend submitting at least 1 short poem of 10 lines or less. We welcome haiku, tanka, and other short forms.

_Do not put your name or other identifying info on the document or the submission title.

_Use 12pt Times New Roman font - single spaced with a double space between stanzas.

_Your poems should have a Texas connection..

_We welcome the expression of diverse voices, diverse cultures - including poems partly or entirely in Spanish. Please include an English translation.

_No previously published poems - print or online - will be accepted. This includes poems posted on personal websites or social network pages or groups.

_We do not accept simultaneous submissions for the Texas Poetry Calendar.

_Please include a 50-75 word bio providing specific info about awards or publishing credits.

_ All work accepted for publication will receive $20 per poem.

_We appreciate your $5 donation. It helps underwrite the poets we publish.

Ends on March 31, 2018$3.00
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Submit up to 3 stories. Please include stories in one document. We prefer  Word. The work should be unpublished, original, and total no more than 500 words, not including titles. begin each story on a new page. Do not include images. Work posted on blogs or social media are considered published. Kallisto Gaia Press reserves first serial rights. All other rights revert to author upon publication. Submissions accepted in this category pay $25 USD.
Ends on March 31, 2018$3.00
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Please submit only one document in Word. The work should be unpublished, original, and between 800 - 4000 words. Do not include images. Work posted on blogs or Facebook are considered published. Kallisto Gaia Press reserves first serial rights. All other rights revert to author upon publication. Published submissions in this category pay $50 USD

Ends on March 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

Please submit only one document in Word. The work should be unpublished, original, and between 1000 - 3500 words. Do not include images. Work posted on blogs or Facebook are considered published. Kallisto Gaia Press reserves first serial rights. All other rights revert to author upon publication. Accepted submissions in this category pay $50 UDSD

Ends on March 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00
Submit 3 to 5 poems. Please include all poems in one document. We prefer  Word. The work should be unpublished, original, and total no more than 60 lines, not including titles. begin each poem on a new page. Do not include images. Work posted on blogs or social media are considered published. Kallisto Gaia Press reserves first serial rights. All other rights revert to author upon publication. Submissions accepted in this category pay $25 USD.