Submissions

Attention Artists and Poets

We seek new contributors to our collection of Artists’ Books and Poetry Books. Are you a new or emerging voice who has never published a book? Or are you a veteran creative with years of experience under your belt? It doesn’t matter to us. All we care about is the work you make.

We are a progressive press interested in many topics, including but not limited to abstraction, architecture, art, design, history, language, music, nature, sexuality, spirituality, and technology. Much of the work we publish is by queer creators, though we welcome everyone and especially encourage women, trans people, and people of color to submit their work. We are drawn towards experimental and avant-garde styles but do not turn up our noses at something more traditional. We love it even more when your work somehow straddles those labels and exists in an in-between state. Sometimes the most subversive forms of creativity masquerade as something pedestrian.

The bottom line: if we like your work, we’re interested in developing a project that suits it. Our publishing process is collaborative and creative. We pay attention to details, and we make all of our books with an eye towards thoughtful design. Everything we do has a sense of style.

For both visual artists and poets, we accept book proposals and manuscripts on an ongoing basis but please query first. We also accept submissions of visual art portfolios for consideration as a featured artist alongside one of our poets. Please share a link to a gallery or profile that showcases your best work.

If you are interested in being part of what we do, use our contact form to get in touch!

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bd is the art and publishing studio by luke kurtis. We publish artists’ and poetry books, organize exhibitions and performances, and more. We perform creative experiments and transform them into bold works of art.

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