Porkbelly Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Porkbelly Press is an independent chapbook press based in Cincinnati, Ohio (where pigs fly). We print chapbooks, zines (such as the body image zine Love Me, Love My Belly), and the literary magazine Sugared Water. (SW has its own submittable site: sugaredwater.submittable.com.)

We print in limited & open editions and handbind everything we make. We consider works ranging from literary to genre work, with a preference for speculative fiction and fabulism. Fairy tales make our little gold hearts go pitty-pat. Hey, our logo is a flying pig!

If you’re into things with attitude, with beauty, and a sense or humor, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Chapbook Submission Period:
January 1 – April 1.

We consider chapbooks in the following forms:

- poetry or prose poems
- collections of flash or micro fiction
- short fiction (usually one or two stories)
- creative nonfiction such as lyric essays & flash

Looking for the LMLMB guidelines? See below:

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Love Me, Love My Belly (LMLMB) is an annual print zine dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. It’s about the space between us, our differences, our scars, our wobbly bits, and our power as it relates to the bodies we live in.

We currently consider electronic submissions only. Our zine reading period runs May 10 - September 10 and October 10 - February 10.

LMLMB considers a variety of works ranging from photographs to speculative fiction in which size or body image is a central theme. We're looking for work that ultimately comes to a positive message or close, work that revolves around self acceptance, or work that seeks to accept imperfection as beautiful.

Please do not submit work that apologizes for itself.