The Toad Press International Chapbook Series publishes contemporary, exciting, beautiful, odd, and avant-garde chapbook-length translations of poetry and prose. Since 2021, Toad Press has been an imprint of Veliz Books.

We accept submissions of chapbook-length TRANSLATIONS for the International Chapbook Series each year between October 15 and December 31.

We accept online submissions only. Your submissions should include ~14-26 pages of poetry or prose, cover sheet with name and contact information, table of contents (if applicable), and acknowledgments page.

  • Toad Press publishes 1-3 chapbooks each year.
  • Chapbooks accepted for publication will appear the following Summer/Fall.
  • Payment is in copies only.
  • Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please do us the  courtesy of withdrawing your manuscript immediately if it is accepted  elsewhere.

Visit https://toadpress.blogspot.com for full submission information and to review our FAQs


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Looking to submit your full length literary translation or collection? Check out the Veliz Books submission guidelines for full-length manuscripts.


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You can always purchase copies of Toad Press chapbooks here (choose one of the "purchase a chapbook" options below), or you can shop Toad Press chapbooks in the Veliz Books store.

Toad Press accepts open submissions of chapbook-length TRANSLATIONS for the International Chapbook Series each year between October 15 and December 31.

Please upload your entire submission--a cover sheet with your name and contact information, table of contents (if applicable), ~14-24 pages of poetry or prose, and acknowledgments page (if applicable)--in a single file.

Toad Press publishes between 1 and 3 chapbooks a year. Chapbooks accepted for publication will appear the following Summer/Fall. Payment is in copies only.

Questions? Check out the FAQ's on our website ( https://toadpress.blogspot.com/p/faqs.html ) or send us an email at toadpress (at) hotmail.com.

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  About our submission options:

$0 - no reading fee

$6 - reading fee only

$10 - submit + choose a chapbook (see list below), for US addresses only

$12 - submit  + choose a chapbook (see list below), for mailing addresses outside the US


Thank you for choosing to submit your work to us! 

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Reading fees help us to cover the costs associated with running a small press, and we appreciate your support. When you choose the $10/$12 "submit + choose a book" option,  you may select one of our previously published titles from the list below.

  • The Seamstresses (Elena Poniatowska, trans. Rowena Galavitz)
  • In the Gloom on the Left (Joyce Mansour, trans. Molly Bendall)
  • Faith in Strangers (Katarzyna Szaulińska, trans. Mark Tardi)
  • The Cheapest France in Town (Seo Jung Hak, trans. Megan Sungyoon)
  • Codex of the Insane (Bronka Nowicka, trans. Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi)
  • A Musical Education (Yaki Setton, trans. Sergio Waisman)
  • The Absolute Reader (Miri Ben Simhon, trans. Lisa Katz)
  • For the Seals (Juan Manuel Sánchez, trans. Jesse Lee Kercheval & Ruth Llana)
  • The Meat Market (Shaheen Akhtar & Mashiul Alam, trans. Shabnam Nadiya)
  • Experimental Gardening Manual (Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, trans. Naomi Washer) 
  • Two Step (Jacques Jouet & Olivier Salon, trans. Emma Ramadan & Chris Clarke)
  • houses | stripped (Paola Loreto, trans. Lawrence Venuti)
  • Blue Birds and Red Horses (Inna Kabysh, trans. Katherine Young)
  • Poet Blood (Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine)
  • Shadowslongshoreman (José Daniel García, trans. Jesse Tangen-Mills)
  • Wreckage (Roberta Iannamico, trans. Alexis Almeida)
  • The Night's Belly (Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. Paul Cunningham)
  • Tail of the Whale (Alice Sant'Anna, trans. Tiffany Higgins)
  • Mainland (stinne storm, trans. stinne storm)
  • ANTI-FERULE (Karen Wild Díaz, trans. by Ron Paul Salutsky)
  • The Tears (Olivia Rosenthal, trans, Béatrice Mousli)
  • Passenger ultrasound (Justyna Bargielska, trans. Katarzyna Szuster)
  • Eduardo Milan: Poems (trans. Leora Fridman)
  • The Flying Head (Ioan Flora, trans. Adam J. Sorkin and Elena Borta)
  • The Baden-Baden Lesson Plan in Acquiescence (Bertolt Brecht, trans. Justin Vicari)
  • Fernando de Rojas Asleep on His Own Hand (Rafael Ballesteros, trans. Steven J. Stewart) 


  Please select this option to purchase ONE of our chapbooks (published between 2004-2021) via credit card. Note your selection in the "title" category. 

Note: If your mailing address is outside the US, choose the $10 shipping category.

Available titles: 

  • Faith in Strangers (Katarzyna Szaulińska, trans. Mark Tardi)
  • The Cheapest France in Town (Seo Jung Hak, trans. Megan Sungyoon)
  • Codex of the Insane (Bronka Nowicka, trans. Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi)
  • A Musical Education (Yaki Setton, trans. Sergio Waisman)
  • The Absolute Reader (Miri Ben Simhon, trans. Lisa Katz)
  • For the Seals (Juan Manuel Sánchez, trans. Jesse Lee Kercheval & Ruth Llana)
  • The Meat Market (Shaheen Akhtar & Mashiul Alam, trans. Shabnam Nadiya)
  • Experimental Gardening Manual (Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, trans. Naomi Washer) 
  • Two Step (Jacques Jouet & Olivier Salon, trans. Emma Ramadan & Chris Clarke)
  • houses | stripped (Paola Loreto, trans. Lawrence Venuti)
  • Blue Birds and Red Horses (Inna Kabysh, trans. Katherine E. Young)
  • Poet Blood (Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine)
  • shadowslongshoreman (José Daniel García, trans. Jesse Tangen-Mills)
  • Wreckage (Roberta Iannamico, trans. Alexis Almeida)
  • The Night's Belly (Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. Paul Cunningham)
  • Tail of the Whale (Alice Sant'Anna, trans. Tiffany Higgins)
  • mainland (stinne storm, trans. stinne storm)
  • Anti-Ferule (Karen Wild Díaz, trans. Ron Paul Salutsky)
  • The Tears (Olivia Rosenthal, trans. Béatrice Mousli) 
  • Passenger ultrasound (Justyna Bargielska, trans. Katarzyna Szuster)
  • *Roly Poly (Victoria Estol, trans. Seth Michelson)
  • Every Good Heart Is a Telescope (Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen)
  • Eduardo Milan: Poems (Eduardo Milan, trans. Leora Fridman)
  • The Flying Head (Ioan Flora, trans. Adam J. Sorkin and Elena Borta)
  • *An Evening in Europe (Jorg Fauser, trans. Mark Terrill)
  • *Arctic Poems (Vicente Huidobro, trans. Nathan Hoks)
  • The Baden-Baden Lesson Play on Acquiescence (Bertolt Brecht, trans. Justin Vicari)
  • *Mercury Project (Grzegorz Wroblewski, trans. Adam Zdrowski)
  • Fernando de Rojas Asleep on His Own Hand (Rafael Ballesteros, trans. Steven J. Stewart)
  • *Woman Bathing Light to Dark (Paul Eluard, trans. Justin Vicari)
  • *Martial Artist (Martial, trans. George Held)

     

*limited quantities available; please query before ordering this title.
 

Thanks!

  Chapbooks are $5 each, plus $2 local shipping and fees or plus $5 overseas shipping and fees.

Please select this option to purchase In the Gloom on the Left, selections of Joyce Mansour, translated by Molly Bendall.


Joyce Mansour (1928-1986), of Egyptian origin, wrote primarily in French and was associated with the Surrealist movement. She published over a dozen collections of poetry, from 1953 through the 1980s. Her poems combine a feral eroticism along with a sly sense of humor, bringing a defiant new female voice to the latter stages of the Surrealist scene.

Molly Bendall is the author of five collections of poetry, including Watchful from Omnidawn Press and Under the Quick from Parlor Press. Omnidawn will also be publishing her next collection, Turncoat. Recent poems and reviews have appeared in Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tupelo Quarterly, Volt, LA Review of Books, and other journals. She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.


Note: If your mailing address is outside the US, choose the $11 shipping category.  Thanks!

The cover price of In The Gloom on the Left is $6, plus $2 local shipping and fees or plus $5 overseas shipping and fees.

Please select this option to purchase The Seamstresses, creative nonfiction by Elena Poniatowska, translated from the Spanish by Rowena Galavitz.

Cover photograph, by Alejandro González Castillo, shows a mural in downtown Mexico City painted by Maldita Carmen.

Toad Press/Veliz Books, November 2022

Elena Poniatowska has lived most of her life in Mexico City, where she works as a writer and journalist. Writing in a variety of literary genres, Poniatowska has composed over 40 works documenting the history of women and the oppressed. Her most recognized novels include La noche de Tlateloloco, Nada, nadie: las voces del temblor, and Tinísima, all of which have been translated into English. Nada, nadie gives an account, in what has been called “testimonial polyphony,” of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. She has won numerous literary prizes, including the prestigious Cervantes Award, and she has received honorary doctoral degrees from over a dozen universities, among them, the New School for Social Research.

A former resident of Mexico City, Rowena Galavitz has translated Latin American art criticism, short stories, and poems, including the work of Pura López Colomé, Jair Cortés, Araceli Mancilla, and Víctor Vásquez Quintas. In 2018 she won runner-up for the World Literature Today Translation Prize for her translation of Paula Ilabaca Núñez’s La ciudad lucía. She is currently studying for a certificate in literary translation and a dual master’s degree in religious studies at Indiana University Bloomington. In her graduate studies, Galavitz focuses on Spanish-speaking convent writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Rowena is presently translating an award-winning novel by a contemporary Mexican writer.



Note: If your mailing address is outside the US, choose the $11 shipping category.  Thanks!
The cover price of The Seamstresses is $6, plus $2 local shipping and fees or plus $5 overseas shipping and fees.

  Please select this option to purchase TWO of our chapbooks (published between 2004-2021) via credit card. Note your selections in the "title" category. 

 Note: If your mailing address is outside the US, choose the $17 category.

Available titles: 

Faith in Strangers (Katarzyna Szaulińska, trans. Mark Tardi)

The Cheapest France in Town (Seo Jung Hak, trans. Megan Sungyoon)

Codex of the Insane (Bronka Nowicka, trans. Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi)

A Musical Education (Yaki Setton, trans. Sergio Waisman) 

The Absolute Reader (Miri Ben Simhon, trans. Lisa Katz) 

For the Seals (Juan Manuel Sánchez, trans. Jesse Lee Kercheval & Ruth Llana) 

The Meat Market (Shaheen Akhtar & Mashiul Alam, trans. Shabnam Nadiya) 

Experimental Gardening Manual (Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, trans. Naomi Washer) 

Two Step (Jacques Jouet & Olivier Salon, trans. Emma Ramadan & Chris Clarke) 

houses | stripped (Paola Loreto, trans. Lawrence Venuti) 

Blue Birds and Red Horses (Inna Kabysh, trans. Katherine E. Young) 

Poet Blood (Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine)

shadowslongshoreman (José Daniel García, trans. Jesse Tangen-Mills)

Wreckage (Roberta Iannamico, trans. Alexis Almeida)

The Night's Belly (Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. Paul Cunningham)

Tail of the Whale (Alice Sant'Anna, trans. Tiffany Higgins)

mainland (stinne storm, trans. stinne storm)

Anti-Ferule (Karen Wild Díaz, trans. Ron Paul Salutsky)

The Tears (Olivia Rosenthal, trans. Béatrice Mousli) 

Passenger ultrasound (Justyna Bargielska, trans. Katarzyna Szuster)

*Roly Poly (Victoria Estol, trans. Seth Michelson)

Every Good Heart Is a Telescope (Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen)

Eduardo Milan: Poems (Eduardo Milan, trans. Leora Fridman)

The Flying Head (Ioan Flora, trans. Adam J. Sorkin and Elena Borta)

*An Evening in Europe (Jorg Fauser, trans. Mark Terrill)

 *Arctic Poems (Vicente Huidobro, trans. Nathan Hoks)

The Baden-Baden Lesson Play on Acquiescence (Bertolt Brecht, trans. Justin Vicari)

 *Mercury Project (Grzegorz Wroblewski, trans. Adam Zdrowski)

Fernando de Rojas Asleep on His Own Hand (Rafael Ballesteros, trans. Steven J. Stewart)

Woman Bathing Light to Dark (Paul Eluard, trans. Justin Vicari)

*Martial Artist (Martial, trans. George Held)


*limited quantities available; please query before ordering this title.


 
Thanks!

 
Chapbooks are $5 each + $3 local shipping and fees or + $7 overseas shipping and fees

  Please select this option to purchase THREE of our 2004-2021 chapbook titles via credit card. Note your selections in the "title" category.

 Note: US addresses only. If you'd like your 3 chapbooks mailed outside of the US, please email toadpress@hotmail.com to query before making a purchase.

Available titles: 

  • Faith in Strangers (Katarzyna Szaulińska, trans. Mark Tardi)
  • The Cheapest France in Town (Seo Jung Hak, trans. Megan Sungyoon)
  • Codex of the Insane (Bronka Nowicka, trans. Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi)
  • A Musical Education (Yaki Setton, trans. Sergio Waisman) 
  • The Absolute Reader (Miri Ben Simhon, trans. Lisa Katz) 
  • For the Seals (Juan Manuel Sánchez, trans. Jesse Lee Kercheval & Ruth Llana)
  • The Meat Market (Shaheen Akhtar & Mashiul Alam, trans. Shabnam Nadiya)
  • Experimental Gardening Manual (Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, trans. Naomi Washer) 
  • Two Step (Jacques Jouet & Olivier Salon, trans. Emma Ramadan & Chris Clarke)
  • houses | stripped (Paola Loreto, trans. Lawrence Venuti) 
  • Blue Birds and Red Horses (Inna Kabysh, trans. Katherine E. Young) 
  • Poet Blood (Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine)
  • shadowslongshoreman (José Daniel García, trans. Jesse Tangen-Mills)
  • Wreckage (Roberta Iannamico, trans. Alexis Almeida)
  • The Night's Belly (Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. Paul Cunningham)
  • Tail of the Whale (Alice Sant'Anna, trans. Tiffany Higgins)
  • mainland (stinne storm, trans. stinne storm)
  • Anti-Ferule (Karen Wild Díaz, trans. Ron Paul Salutsky)
  • The Tears (Olivia Rosenthal, trans. Béatrice Mousli) 
  • Passenger ultrasound (Justyna Bargielska, trans. Katarzyna Szuster)
  • *Roly Poly (Victoria Estol, trans. Seth Michelson)
  • Every Good Heart Is a Telescope (Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen)
  • Eduardo Milan: Poems (Eduardo Milan, trans. Leora Fridman)
  • The Flying Head (Ioan Flora, trans. Adam J. Sorkin and Elena Borta)
  • *An Evening in Europe (Jorg Fauser, trans. Mark Terrill)
  • *Arctic Poems (Vicente Huidobro, trans. Nathan Hoks)
  • The Baden-Baden Lesson Play on Acquiescence (Bertolt Brecht, trans. Justin Vicari) 
  • *Mercury Project (Grzegorz Wroblewski, trans. Adam Zdrowski)
  • Fernando de Rojas Asleep on His Own Hand (Rafael Ballesteros, trans. Steven J. Stewart)
  • Woman Bathing Light to Dark (Paul Eluard, trans. Justin Vicari)
  • *Martial Artist (Martial, trans. George Held)


*limited quantities available; please query before ordering this title.

 
Thanks!

  Chapbooks are $5 each + $4 local shipping and fees 

Please select this option to purchase FOUR of our 2004-2021 chapbooks via credit card. Please note your title selections in the Title line.

Note: US addresses only. If you'd like your 4 chapbooks mailed outside of the US, please email toadpress@hotmail.com to check before making a purchase.

Available titles: 

Faith in Strangers (Katarzyna Szaulińska, trans. Mark Tardi)

The Cheapest France in Town (Seo Jung Hak, trans. Megan Sungyoon)

Codex of the Insane (Bronka Nowicka, trans. Katarzyna Szuster-Tardi)

A Musical Education (Yaki Setton, trans. Sergio Waisman) 

The Absolute Reader (Miri Ben Simhon, trans. Lisa Katz)

For the Seals (Juan Manuel Sánchez, trans. Jesse Lee Kercheval & Ruth Llana) 

The Meat Market (Shaheen Akhtar & Mashiul Alam, trans. Shabnam Nadiya) 

Experimental Gardening Manual (Sebastián Jiménez Galindo, trans. Naomi Washer)

Two Step (Jacques Jouet & Olivier Salon, trans. Emma Ramadan & Chris Clarke)   

houses | stripped (Paola Loreto, trans. Lawrence Venuti)  

Blue Birds and Red Horses (Inna Kabysh, trans. Katherine E. Young) 

Poet Blood (Kim Kyung Ju, trans. Jake Levine)

shadowslongshoreman (José Daniel García, trans. Jesse Tangen-Mills)

Wreckage (Roberta Iannamico, trans. Alexis Almeida)

The Night's Belly (Sara Tuss Efrik, trans. Paul Cunningham)

Tail of the Whale (Alice Sant'Anna, trans. Tiffany Higgins)

mainland (stinne storm, trans. stinne storm)

Anti-Ferule (Karen Wild Díaz, trans. Ron Paul Salutsky)

The Tears (Olivia Rosenthal, trans. Béatrice Mousli) 

Passenger ultrasound (Justyna Bargielska, trans. Katarzyna Szuster)

*Roly Poly (Victoria Estol, trans. Seth Michelson)

Every Good Heart Is a Telescope (Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, trans. Katherine M. Hedeen)

Eduardo Milan: Poems (Eduardo Milan, trans. Leora Fridman)

The Flying Head (Ioan Flora, trans. Adam J. Sorkin and Elena Borta)

*An Evening in Europe (Jorg Fauser, trans. Mark Terrill)

*Arctic Poems (Vicente Huidobro, trans. Nathan Hoks)

The Baden-Baden Lesson Play on Acquiescence (Bertolt Brecht, trans. Justin Vicari)

*Mercury Project (Grzegorz Wroblewski, trans. Adam Zdrowski)

Fernando de Rojas Asleep on His Own Hand (Rafael Ballesteros, trans. Steven J. Stewart)

Woman Bathing Light to Dark (Paul Eluard, trans. Justin Vicari)

*Martial Artist (Martial, trans. George Held)

*limited quantities available; please query before ordering this title.

 
Thanks!

  Chapbooks are $5 each + $6 local shipping and fees

Would you like a review copy of one of our forthcoming or recently published chapbooks? Great! We love it when people read and talk about literary translations.

We can currently send free review copies to addresses in the US only. If you reside outside the United States, please send us an email at toadpress@hotmail.com to check on availability of e-copies for review. 

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Note: Toad Press does not currently publish reviews. Use this form to request a review copy of a Toad Press chapbook; it's then up to you to write the review and find a home for it. 

Some print and online journals that might be interested in considering reviews of Toad Press titles include: 91st Meridian, Asymptote, Circumference, Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation, periodicities : a journal of poetry and poetics, and Three Percent.

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