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


Honeysuckle Press is an independent publisher based in New York City. We publish poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything in between and beyond. We host the annual Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest. We are a sister organization of Winter Tangerine. We published our first five chapbooks in 2018; you can read excerpts & order them here.

Est. 2016


Founder, Director & Publisher | Yasmin Belkhyr

Poetry Editor | Xandria Phillips

Prose Editor | Simone Person

Associate Poetry Editor | Eloisa Amezcua

Associate Prose Editor | Chekwube O. Danladi

with occasional help from the Winter Tangerine crew



2018 Chapbooks


The Bitter Map by Crystal Boson | Winner of the 2017 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest

Oracle: A Cosmology by Destiny Hemphill


Dislocate by Simone Person | Winner of the 2017 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest

Adolescence, Secondhand by Francisco Delgado

Things That Cannot Be Tamed by Khristian Mecom




If you'd like to order copies of our books for your classroom or bookstore, please contact us here.

We are interested in work that defies and delights. To get a good idea of the kind of work we champion, please feel free to order one of the incredible chapbooks we published in 2018, or read our 2017 Honeysuckle Chapbook Contest Semi-Finalist Feature and the online archives of our sister magazine, Winter Tangerine.

We are not currently open to submissions or queries of any kind. We will reopen for chapbook submissions in the fall of 2019.
Thank you for your interest!

If you want to help us shape the literary landscape and amplify unsung voices, please consider our open positions below. We are pleased to offer all staff members modest honorariums, as well as a copy of every book Honeysuckle Press prints. All positions are based online. We hope you join us on this journey.

Marketing Associate

Marketing Associates will help us support and champion the books we publish and the authors who write them. Responsibilities include drafting marketing copy, sending out review copies, collaborating on marketing strategy, and independent bookstore outreach. This role is right for those who wish to gain hands-on experience publicizing the literary work of a new independent press.



Approximately 3-4 hours a week, possibly more immediately pre-launch of new titles.



  • Ability to work independently and with others, take initiative, and consistently meet remote deadlines

  • Some experience in a marketing role, or a strong eagerness to learn. This role may also include assistance with event organizing -- any previous experience is a huge plus

  • A passion for independent publishing, and a desire to advocate for risk-taking, emphatic literature 

Graphic Designer

We are seeking a graphic designer to create sleek posters, dazzling book covers, and help coordinate engaging social campaigns alongside the SM team.



Approximately 1-2 hours a week, possibly more during high-volume submission periods.



  • Some experience with graphic design

  • Some experience with design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

  • Interest in the literary arts


Name *
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At Honeysuckle Press, we are exploring new ways of navigating and contributing to contemporary literary dialogue. We offer digital internships to eager and motivated lovers of contemporary literature. Interns are active members of the Honeysuckle Press team, contributing directly to the work we do to celebrate boundary-defying literature from voices unsung. We generally offer internships in editorial work, social media, and marketing; internships are currently unpaid and remote.

Applications are currently closed. Applications will reopen in 2019.