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Announcing: Orange Quarterly REVIVAL Issue Launch

We are ecstatic to announce the return of Orange Quarterly with the publication of our new REVIVAL issue!

At last, after five years, Orange Quarterly is back with a phenomenal lineup, featuring celestial artwork by Michael Dicken, anxious fiction by Joseph Moore, and eighteen poems by ten different poets, including Victoria Le, Keith Taylor, and Mike Zhai, winner of the inaugural Green House Poetry Prize this year. This fifth official issue of Orange Quarterly also includes interviews with OQ 5’s talented contributors and embedded audio of poets reading their work.

Now released through our independent literary arts publishing house Green House Press, Orange Quarterly is already revving up for all the excitement we have coming soon, including new calls for submissions (open year-round!), internship opportunities (based in Cadillac, Michigan, or remotely online), and nominating #OQrevival contributors for the Pushcart Prize. Stay tuned!

Thank you to our talented contributors and to all who submitted to Orange Quarterly and this year’s Green House Poetry Prize for letting our editorial team review so much great work. Please enjoy and share this free collection of excellent new poetry, literature, and art far and wide, and celebrate the exciting #OQrevival with all of us at Green House Press!

Announcing: Green House Poetry Prize 2017 Winner & Finalists

Green House Press is thrilled to announce the finalists and winner of the 2017 Green House Poetry Prize, awarding publication in the online literary journal Orange Quarterly, a featured interview on the Green House Blog, and $100 cash to a new, emerging, or established poet for a single poem.

Congratulations to Mike Zhai, winner of the inaugural Green House Poetry Prize for “Love Poem,” which will be featured alongside a brief interview in the revival issue of Orange Quarterly, due out October 31.

Congrats, too, to the 2017 Green House Poetry Prize finalists, Julia Bohm (for “Good Morning”), Keith Mark Gaboury (for “City Brain”), and Adrianna Sage O’Brien (for “Inquiry”), whose poems will also be published in Orange Quarterly‘s revival issue.

Thank you to all who submitted for sharing your work with Green House Press! We look forward to our next round of Poetry Prize submissions open throughout National Poetry Month starting April 1, 2018.

Read the 2017 finalists’ and winner’s poems in the revival issue of Orange Quarterly, coming this Halloween from Green House Press!

Green House Poetry Prize open throughout National Poetry Month

The Green House Poetry Prize was founded the same day as Green House Press in honor of our mission to promote the appreciation and accessibility of poetry. We accept submissions annually throughout National Poetry Month (deadline: April 30), and we’re open to all styles.

Through Submittable, please send up to seven previously unpublished poems (written in English) in one document (totaling up to ten single-spaced pages) with each poem appearing at the top of a new page.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, though please withdraw your work as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Simultaneous submissions to Orange Quarterly are accepted yet must also be submitted to the Green House Poetry Prize category for contest consideration.

At least one winner in addition to any finalists will be named. All will be notified via email and announced on our website before the summer. The winner(s) will receive publication in Orange Quarterly, a featured interview on the Green House Blog, recognition on social media, and $100 cash.

Join and share our Facebook event as a reminder to submit, and follow Green House Press and Orange Quarterly for more updates going forward. Happy National Poetry Month!

Announcing: Green House Press

Hello and welcome! Thank goodness you’re here.

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of Green House Press, a new independent publishing studio based in Northern Michigan, and with it the revival of our literary arts journal, Orange Quarterly.

Starting now, we’re opening free year-round submissions to Orange Quarterly for emerging and established writers and artists making poems, stories, essays, and visual art.

We’re also excited to officially open submissions for the inaugural Green House Poetry Prize, a contest we’ll hold annually throughout National Poetry Month.

Why? The mission of Green House Press is to build cultural enthusiasm around literacy and the arts, promote the appreciation and accessibility of poetry, and publish energizing work by diverse creators around the world.

Why now? When else? Now is all there is. Bloom and grow forever. It’s urgent love o’clock.

Why not? First conceived as a creative collective for making, sustaining, and sharing new art, Green House Press publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art as well as letters, features, and interviews on the Green House Blog with artists of all genres and backgrounds.

And how? With your support. Nothing grows without you. We are organizers, designers, editors of gardens. Readers are water and sunlight. We need you to thrive. We’ll dance until dawn for you, until it rains.

Thanks for being here. Thank you for reading. Let’s keep in touch.

Keep it growing,
Allison Leigh
Founder & Publisher
Green House Press