Updated Submission Information

Hi all Typehouse readers and submitters! Due to several internal factors, we need to change our open reading period for this issue. Through September 1, our reading period will look like this:

  • We are closing to regular submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as of July 11th
  • Black creatives can send regular submissions through July 25th
  • All works submitted before these dates will be reviewed, no one will rejected because they were not reviewed by the closure date
  • Feedback and visual arts submissions will remain open
  • We are also looking for a Black creative to submit artwork for the cover
  • We will remain closed to regular submissions at least through September first. Issue 20 comes out that month, and we will evaluate at that time what date we will open to regular submissions.

Typehouse issue 8, artwork by A. Riding
and S. La Fe

We know this is somewhat short notice, so we appreciate all of your
understanding and support! This is going to be a great issue, and we can’t wait for you all to see it.



1.) We don’t take many current event pieces as with time between acceptance and publication they are often outdated or no longer relevant. But right now we invite Black authors to send us work of any kind, and we will have a section in issue 20 dedicated to amplifying your voices. And, the pieces don’t have to be about current events, or politics (although they can be if that is what you want). Just be a Black author or artist, creating what you love

2.) Also: Happy Pride Month! We still have work to do, but we’re proud of you! And that goes for ALL identities and orientations including QTPOC, two-spirit, trans, queer, bisexual, pansexual, nonbinary, asexual, genderfluid, genderqueer, intersex, demisexual, lesbian, gay, and more!

3.) We will not be accepting COVID-19 works for our September issue. The situation is too fluid, and changing by the day. We will however consider nonfiction pieces on a VERY limited basis, and they would have to be intersectional for us to consider them. If you have or will submit a piece for feedback we will still do feedback on it, and this does not apply to pieces in progress right now.

News on Issue 20

As you may know, Typehouse is based in Oregon, and Gorham Printing, who we use for our physical issues, is in Washington. The West Coast has pretty much been on stay-at-home orders of one sort or another for quite a bit, which is definitely having a very positive effect. However, there is uncertainly about when that will be lifted. As of right now they are saying May 4th in Washington, but I do not see that very likely, as opening up too soon will cause another spike.

So as an editorial team we have made the tough decision to publish both the May and September issues as a group super (20th!) issue. We considered a lot of options, but ultimately thought it was better to have a date that is probably safe to settle on rather than having to risk keep moving things around, and maybe having to cancel it anyway. We will remain open to submissions as we work virtually anyway, and will probably close to submissions the beginning of August to put the issue together and have it out on time. 

I know this might be frustrating, and it is for us to, but I’d rather things happen in a way that keeps the most people safe, so we will adapt.  (And hey! Super 20th jumbo issue? Might have to do something super special!)

We super appreciate all of our readers and submitters and supporters. I hope you all are well and safe, and that you are dealing with the stress as well as possible. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your participation in our magazine!

Val & Co. 

Clerk of the Dead – Alan Perry

We are honored to announce our Senior Poetry Editor Alan Perry’s new chapbook Clerk of the Dead will be published in early 2020! Congratulations Alan!

Alan PerryHappy New Year! I hope 2020 begins a decade of joy and prosperity for you and those you love.

I am thrilled to announce that my first poetry chapbook will be published in early 2020! Clerk of the Dead is a compilation of poems that are elegies for people living and passed, and poems that cherish family, relationships and hope.

The book is available for advance orders now from the publisher’s website. Main Street Rag Publishing is the only place to order the book until it is actually printed in early 2020.

Clerk of the Dead

The cover price will be $12, but a prepublication discount brings the price down to $7.00 for a limited time.The publisher’s website page for the book also includes some complimentary blurbs written by several well-respected poets, as well as a few sample poems.

It can be ordered by visiting The Main Street Rag.

I am also very pleased to announce the launch of my new website: https://alanperrypoetry.com. As you will see, the website includes several of my poems, details about my forthcoming book Clerk of the Dead, several early reviews of it, and much more. It even has a sound recording of me reading my poem “A Quiet Occurrence”, which was recently published in Tahoma Literary Review. Please visit and send me your feedback, and any comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Best wishes to you all for goodness and blessings throughout the new year!


P.S. Clerk of the Dead is due to be released in April, but could be out as early as February. Watch the Events/Readings page on the website for more info on when and where the book launch and readings will occur.

Alan Perry is the author of Clerk of the Dead, a finalist and honorable mention in the Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook competition, to be published by Main Street Rag Publishing in 2020. His poems have appeared in Tahoma Literary Review, Heron Tree, Sleet Magazine, Gyroscope Review, Right Hand Pointing and elsewhere, and in the anthology, Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky. He is a Senior Poetry Editor for Typehouse Literary Magazine, and has been nominated for Best of the Net. Alan holds a BA in English from the University of Minnesota, and he and his wife divide their time between a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tucson, Arizona.

Position Openings

It is that time again, where we start a new reading period and people move on, and we need a couple new faces! Right now we are looking for 1-2 poetry feedback editors and 1-3 prose feedback editors. Description of the position:

Editor Responsibilities:

Read/provide feedback depending on position (see below)
Edit selected submissions for print in the magazine
Proof finished magazine before going to print

All positions will run though the end of January 2020, and can then be continued for further reading periods to be decided each time. Sadly, this is a for the love of it project, as we are still working to bring up our pay to contributors. However, letters of recommendation, summaries of work performed, and paperwork for using for college requirements are gladly provided.

Time commitment will vary, but is very part time. The first six weeks are a probationary period to ensure that it will be a good fit for everyone, and that keeping up with the responsibilities will work.

Guidelines for Submission Reading.
We use Submittable for our submission process. https://submittable.com/. It’s very easy to use, and we will help you to learn to it.

Feedback Editors:
Read feedback submissions, starting with the oldest, and provide feedback. Read “Maybe” submissions and weigh in with your opinion. Readers will be expected to provide feedback on at three submissions a week, as well as weigh in on “Maybe” submissions. (We do ask that you have experience with writing feedback for prose pieces, and we will ask for sample feedback on a test piece.)

Submission responses will be tallied, and EIC will stay in contact. Weeks off for travel or work can be arranged. All editors will be expected to help proof submissions as the end of the period in order to prepare the magazine for going to print.

If you are interested in this position send an email to typehouse(at) typehousemagazine(dot)com. Include information on your experience with creative writing, publications, writer’s groups, schooling, etc., and whether the time and reading period commitment required will work for you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

OMG, an Update!

Hello! Well, we’ve been quiet for a while, but we are still around for sure. Issue 14 had a couple of setbacks, but it has been at the printer’s for a week, and we should have the new issue in our hands soon. When we receive the physical copies, the .PDF issue will go up on the website as well. We are so excited for you to see it.

Some announcements: We are actively reading for issue 15. Right now that is just feedback submissions, but we will open to regular submissions on June 21st. This is where we hit the big exciting news – we will now be a paying market! Not a lot right now, but something. Contributors will receive $7 each, and if we do ok by the time we go to print we will raise it to $10. This is a little bit of an experiment, so if you’d like to help us out, consider making a feedback submission, (where you get feedback from one of our talented editors,) or tossing a couple of dollars in the tip jar on the sidebar.

As always, with the changing of reading periods, we have some editor movement. Thank you to Abigail Rabishaw, Rose Wunrow and David Midkiff for your work on Typehouse, and welcome back to Lily Blackburn! We are also looking for a couple more prose and poetry editors. The time commitment will be through this reading period, culminating in preparing the magazine for publication in September, with the option to continue for future reading periods. If you are interested, email typehouse@typehousemagazine.com for a position description. Right now it is a for the love of it position, although Val will be willing to provide letters of recommendation, work with college requirements for credit, etc..

This is exciting movement for us, and we are glad you are along for the ride!

Val & the Typehouse Team

Issue 13 is at the printers!

And we are so excited. Here is a sneak peek at the new cover.

We should have the issues in our hot little hands by the 25th, and the online issue will go live then as well.

We had a couple of weeks off from Friday essays over the holidays, but check back on Friday for a new essay from Brandon Jenkins, an issue 11 contributor.

And finally, say hello to our new poetry editor, David Gilmore, and a big thank you to retiring editors Lily Blackburn and David Midkiff!

Updates to our site!

As you can see, we have made quite a few changes to our site. First and foremost we now have our own store! That’s right, you can order the current issue, back issues, a subscription or even all four of our issues in print! It is secure and you can pay directly with PayPal. Another lovely bit of news is that we are now available at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR! We are super excited, and hope you look for us when you are there.

Our logo has changed as well, evolving as our magazine is evolving. We also have our blog now, and will be updating it regularly with writing news, essays from our contributors and posts from our editors. We have a newsletter starting up too, and you can sign up right on the sidebar. Overall we are really looking forward for this step for Typehouse, and hope you enjoy it!

Changes coming to TypehouseMagazine.com!

We here at Typehouse have been hard at work on some exciting new changes to this website. One of those changes is that our blog will be updating several times a week, with content ranging from industry information to essays by our contributors. Our first essay will be posted Saturday morning, and more of the changes will be revealed throughout the coming week!