Tram Editions is a publisher of chapbooks of poetry and hybrid forms.  We view the chapbook as a complete work unto itself—not a fragment of something larger, but an artistic offering in its own right. We encourage authors to consider the power of a discrete project—the chapbook as a distinct articulation. We are invested in work that speaks from a variety of voices, and strongly encourage submissions from women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC authors. Tram Editions also recognizes the predatory nature of many submission fees, and we pledge to remain free of submission fees. 


Elizabyth A. Hiscox is the author of Reassurance in Negative Space (2017) and Inventory from a One Hour Room (Finishing Line). Recipient of Vermont Studio Center and AZ Commission on the Arts grants, she also served as founding director of the Contemporary Writer Series at Western Colorado University. She holds an MFA and doctorate and has taught writing in England, the Czech Republic, and Spain in addition to the US. Her editing credits include Third CoastHayden’s Ferry Review, and New Issues Poetry and Prose among others.  

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press 2011) and Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press 2016), the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions 2013), and the flash fiction collection Carnivalia (Gold Wake Press 2018). He lives in Houston and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Prairie View A&M University. He also presently serves as the Executive Director and President of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI).

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