Moving Words LLC Micro-Press

On hiatus for submissions. Check back this summer.


The mission of Moving Words is to keep the art of the prose chapbook alive. We are interested in publishing prose in the form of fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid/experimental narratives including long stories and/or illustrated zines (from 25 to 45 pages) and will consider serializing. The press plans on publishing from 5 to 7 chapbooks per year. As part of the Moving Words & Art mobile bookstore, we will promote our books at local Austin area events, such as Farmer George’s Farmer’s Market in Round Rock straight from Green Bean the Westie.

What We’re Looking For:

We know it when we see it. But to give you an idea of what we like, here is a list of some favorite authors and works:

Borges: Ficciones

Beckett: (Especially “The Unnamable”)

Kierkegaard (Especially “Fear and Trembling” and “The Sickness Unto Death”)

Maggie Nelson: Bluets

Rilke: The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Accepted Works

Payment is offered in the form of 10 author copies and promotion of your book online and at local events. Additional copies can be purchased at cost.

If you’re interested in submitting a manuscript for review, follow the guidelines below:

  • Submit manuscript in a Word or PDF document
  • Include a header with your name, contact information, and title of submission
  • A cover letter is not required, but a short bio and any publication credits would be appreciated.
  • Email manuscript as an attachment to:

If you have any questions, please use the form below:

Sample contract:


Tina V. Cabrera earned her MFA in Fiction from SDSU (San Diego State University) and currently teaches at Temple College as Assistant Professor in English. She has published fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid works in print and online in journals such as Pleiades, Eclectica, Hobart, Quickly, Crack the Spine, and Big Bridge Magazine. Her debut collection, Giving Up the Ghost (and other Hauntings), was published by Atmosphere Press on March 1, 2020. Her creative nonfiction memoir Former Things was long-listed for the Steel Toe Prose Book Prize 2020. Visit her writerly blog at

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