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 Director | Zoey Cole

Graphic Designer | Caroline Teng

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

Prose Readers |  Laura Knickelbine
Kimarlee Nguyen
Artemis Lin



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 seeking dedicated, self-motivated lovers of inventive literature to join us. 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.

Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager will engage directly with a global community of readers and writers to champion the books of Honeysuckle Press and cultivate radically inclusive digital community. We hope to find someone excited about the potential of social media as a conduit to contribute to contemporary literary dialogues, and the drive to conceive and execute thoughtful and creative social media campaigns. This person will work closely with our marketing and graphic design team to spread our books and publishing opportunities with writers and readers who seek an alternative to the prioritized narratives of the traditional canon. 



Approximately 4-6 hours a week. 



  • Some experience with social media curation and digital social media tools such as Tweetdeck and Hootsuite

  • This is a remote position so the ability to reliably work independently is a must

  • Organized and detail-oriented; some experience in a leadership role

  • A passion for independent publishing and contemporary literature


Name *
Please include any relevant experience.
Your answer should be between 100-300 words.

We are seeking eager and motivated lovers of contemporary literature to join our internship program. Interns will be active members of the Honeysuckle Press team, contributing directly to the work we do to celebrate boundary-defying literature from voices unsung. We are offering editorial, marketing, and social media internships; internships are currently unpaid, though we do offer books and tote bags. At Honeysuckle Press, we are exploring new ways of navigating and contributing to contemporary literary dialogue — we hope you join us on this journey.

Applications are currently open. Please note that if you have a submission in-progress with us, you are ineligible for this program. As part of our mission, we are prioritizing applications from QTPOC. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Editorial Internship

Editorial interns will work with our editorial team to read and evaluate the chapbooks and collections that Honeysuckle Press considers for publication. A nuanced perspective on the possibilities of writing, as well as thorough familiarity with modern literature is necessary for this role. We are currently seeking editorial interns in both poetry and prose. 


Time Commitment

Approximately 3-5 hours a week, possibly more during high-volume submission periods. This is a four-month long digital internship.



  • Strong ability to work independently and consistently meet deadlines

  • An ability to critically analyze literary work, and a keen eye for detail and craft

  • A love of contemporary literature, and a passion for independent publishing

Marketing interns 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 urgent literary work of a burgeoning independent press.


Time Commitment

Approximately 3-5 hours a week. The internship is four-months long. This can be a digital internship but we're really hoping to find an intern in the New York metropolitan area.



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

Marketing Internship

Social Media Internship

Social Media interns will work with our social media team to help Honeysuckle Press build and fortify a radically inclusive literary community through social media. SM interns will promote Honeysuckle Press books and news through the ever-expanding digital literary landscape — a passion for the vibrant global dialogue revolving contemporary literature and for the work that Honeysuckle Press is doing is a must.


Time Commitment

Approximately 3-5 hours a week. This is a four-month long digital internship.



  • Thorough understanding of various social media platforms, and the ability to reliably work independently

  • An eagerness to engage with an audience of devoted writers and readers, and interest in brainstorming potential social media campaigns

  • A deep love for independent publishing and contemporary literature


Name *
Please link a Google Doc of your resume. If your resume has special formatting, please email it to internships@honeysuckle.press.
Please include any relevant experience & respond to the following question: Why are you a good fit for this particular internship?
Please be specific!