Goose River Press is seeking selections of fine poetry, essays and short stories (3,000 words or less, double-spaced) for “Goose River Anthology, 2019.” The 17th annual anthology will be produced this fall with full-color cover in paperback and a full-color dust jacket in hard cover.

Authors will receive a 10 percent royalty on the amount received by the publisher for all sales that he or she generates. No purchase is required, and nothing is required of the author for publication. Goose River Press retains one-time publishing rights only.

Deadline for submissions is April 30 (postmarked). Guidelines are as follows: submit clean, typed copy by snail mail (mandatory); email a Word, RTF or PDF file to Goose River (if possible, at the same time hard copy is mailed); enclose reading fee of $1 per page; poems should be no more than one per page, single column only; essays and short stories should be double-spaced; author’s name and address at top of each page of paper copy and on first page of emailed copy; supply email address is not included in submission.

Submissions should be sent with a No. 10 or larger self-addressed with stamped envelope for notification; use one Forever stamp plus additional postage for if return of rejected work is desired. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in automatic rejection. If there are any questions about the guidelines, send email for clarification.

Submissions should be sent to: Goose River Anthology, 2019; 3400 Friendship Road; Waldoboro, ME 04572-6337; and

Those with a full-length manuscript they would like to be considered for publication by Goose River Press should request guidelines for submission. For more information, call 832-6665 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or