There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Founded in 2013 by David Starkey, Gunpowder Press is located in Santa Barbara, California. Our name is a nod to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of gunpowder.
The press hosts the annual Barry Spacks Poetry Prize for a full-length manuscript of original poetry. The Michael Dryden Prize recognizes a book written by a middle-school or high-school teacher. Poets published by Gunpowder Press include Aaron Baker, Michelle Bonczek Evory, David Allen Case, Nan Cohen, Meghan Dunn, Glenn Freeman, Catherine Abbey Hodges, Kurt Olsson, Jim Peterson, Peg Quinn, Barry Spacks, and Chryss Yost. The press also publishing thematic anthologies of poems by central California coast poets in the Shoreline Voices Project series. Gunpowder Press does not accept unsolicited manuscripts and we are unable to consider work from poets outside of the United States.