Journal Submissions

No, Dear comes out each fall and spring, accompanied by issue release readings for the featured poets.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN July 4 - August 15, 2019!


Open to all NYC poets

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We can't wait to read your work!

*Send up to 3 pages of poems as a docx to (If you have formatting needs that require a pdf, please send a pdf & a docx)
*We encourage poets for whom this will be your first publication to submit
*Include your neighborhood in your cover letter.
*NYC poets only

Chapbook Submissions

We publish chapbooks in collaboration with Small Anchor Press, as ND/SA.

Chapbook submissions are currently open only to poets who have previously published with No, Dear, or their nominees.


  • Submissions open through December 15, 2018

  • Submit manuscripts that draw on your personal archive or New York City archives.

  • Chapbook submissions should be 10-25 pages of poetry.

  • Poets who have had poems published in No, Dear, but who have not yet published a book or chapbook are eligible to submit.

  • If you’ve been published in No, Dear, and have already published a chapbook or book, we invite you to nominate another NYC poet. To do so, please send a short email indicating who you are nominating and why. The nominated poet should send their manuscript in a separate email.

  • Series editor is Chia-Lun Chang, with support from the rest of the ND/SA team.

  • Submissions should be sent as a .docx or .pdf to

  • Poets will be notified of our decision by February.

  • The chosen manuscript(s) will be published in an edition of (at least) 100 copies by ND/SA.

  • The author will receive 10 copies of the chapbook, $150, and a launch reading hosted by ND/SA.