Honeysuckle Press is a literary press committed to expanding and redefining human truths by prioritizing the narratives of unsung communities.  


A sister organization of Winter Tangerine, Honeysuckle Press is an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. We publish poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything in between and beyond. We host the annual Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest, open for entries now. We are also accepting queries for full-length poetry collections and short story collections.

Est. 2016


Founder, Publisher | Yasmin Belkhyr

Poetry Editor | Xandria Phillips

Associate Poetry Editor | Eloisa Amezcua

Outreach Associate | Zoey Cole

Social Media Associate | Lucy Hayes

Graphic Designer | Caroline Teng

Poetry Readers |  Shivanee Ramlochan
Angie Sijun Lou
Layla Benitez-James
Nefertiti Asanti 

Prose Readers |  Laura Knickelbine
Abigail Bereola
Kimarlee Nguyen
Olivia Polk



We are interested in work that defies and delights. To get a good idea of the kind of work we champion, please read our 2017 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest Semi-Finalist Feature and the online archives of our sister magazine, Winter Tangerine.

We are currently accepting submissions to the 2018 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest, judged by poet Danez Smith and novelist Zinzi Clemmons. Entries are free; submissions will be open until March 1st 2018. More information and our full guidelines can be found here.

We are also accepting queries for full-length poetry collections and short story collections. If you'd like us to consider your collection, please send a one-page cover letter describing your collection and the first five pages of your manuscript. We will respond to queries as soon as we can. Sadly, we are not able to provide status updates.

We accept submissions exclusively through the submissions platform, Submittable. To submit, simply make an account -- it is free and fairly easy to navigate.

We look forward to reading and reveling in your work!

We are not currently open for staff applications. Look out for internship opportunities in the near future!