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About Gival Press

Gival Press, LLC, an award-winning independent literary publishing house located in Arlington, Virginia, publishes fiction, non-fiction (essays / educational texts), and poetry. To promote writing, Gival Press sponsors four contests (two which are annual and one which is offered in even years and one which is offered in odd years) for fiction and poetry. Our publications are in English, French, and Spanish.

Please note that Gival Press will have an open reading period for mss starting March 15 to April 15, 2023, post AWP Conference. There is no charge for queries. Please place Query in the Subject line of any email and include a short description of the project along with a short bio. Note: in the future this open reading will coincide with AWP Conferences, so the dates might change.

Please note that the Submittable portals will open in January 2023.

Member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Contact Us

Gival Press, LLC
PO Box 3812
Arlington, VA 22203

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Gival Press is a member of the following organizations:

  • APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales)

  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)

  • CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines & Publishers)

  • IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association)​

  • NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs)​

  • The Publishing Triangle​

Other Associations/ Organizations Gival Press has affiliation with or has contributed to:


  • Academy of American Poets

  • ​Arlington-Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Alliance

  • ​Authors Guild 

  • AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs)

  • ​Center for Fiction, NYC

  • ​Gay & Lesbian Review

  • ​GLAAD

  • ​Human Right Campaign

  • ​Lambda Literary Foundation

  • ​Latinx History Project, Washington, DC

  • ​PEN America

  • ​Poets House

  • ​Poets & Writers, Inc.

  • ​Poetry Society of America

  • ​Poetry Society of Virginia

  • ​Rainbow History Project, Washington, DC

  • ​Writers' League of Texas

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