Choose Your Own Adventure

There are two ways to work with us at Common Meter Press – submit to the Press, or to the Studio.

  • The Press

    Our press functions like a traditional press. We pay our writers an advance for their manuscript and royalties for sales, and work together for distribution. Our writers get the full press treatment.

    When submitting a manuscript, please include:

    • The full-length manuscript with up to 36 poems
    • Your bio, CV, and relevant publications
    • Any goals for press, distribution, and licensing
    • For writers, a location of you reading or performing your work (optional but helpful)
    • For musicians, a location to where we can listen to your work (preferably Bandcamp)

    We'll have an open reading period in January of 2024.

    How We Curate 
  • The Studio

    To work with our studio, we ask very little. Bring your big idea – whether it's a book, zine, streaming production, or something else – and we'll take it from there.

    Our studio acts more like a creative agency for multi-disciplinary writers and musicians. Whether you need help with an analog or a digital release, we've got you covered.

    Please bring the following:

    • The full-length manuscript, songbook, or album
    • Ideal deliverables (physical vs digital goods)
    • Timeline requirements
    • Budget requirements

    We are open for new clients on a rolling basis.

    How We Work 

In Good Hands

However you choose to work with us, you'll be in good company – and good hands. We like to think our work speaks for itself.