Kallisto Gaia Press

Kallisto Gaia Press

a 501(c)3 literary arts nonprofit



Welcome to Kallisto Gaia Press.  We are a nonprofit literary organization supporting writers at all stages of their careers. Although we don’t shy away from experimental or unusual approaches to literature, our goal is to promote finely crafted writing with an expressive and meaningful voice.

We are home to

The Ocotillo Review Vol 2.1  Winter Edition

Now available!


 The Texas Poetry Calendar


We compensate contributors monetarily upon publication.

We have an all volunteer staff so give us a few weeks after submissions close for notification of your submission’s status. Thank you for your understanding.

The debut issue of The Ocotillo Review is almost sold out! Limited copies are still available here.

We look forward to your submissions of short fiction, poetry, flash fiction and creative non-fiction for our Summer 2018 edition of The Ocotillo Review.  Submissions for the Summer 2018 issue will open January 15, 2018 until midnight CST on March 31, 2018. All work should be previously unpublished. Publication on your blog or social media is considered publication. We accept simultaneous submissions on the agreement that you will withdraw the submission if it is accepted elsewhere.

Your brief poems related to the culture, geography and iconography of Texas are welcome for the 2019 Texas Poetry Calendar. Submissions open December 1st of 2017 and run through midnight CST on February 20th of 2018. Check here for detailed guidelines.



Upon acceptance Kallisto Gaia Press retains First North American serial rights, print & digital, and the non-exclusive digital rights to publish on our website in perpetuity. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. If the work is reprinted we request that Ocotillo Review or the Texas Poetry Calendar is credited as the original publisher. Please submit your work in 12pt. Times New Roman font, Double spaced (except poetry). We prefer Word doc. but will accept pdf. and rtf.

SHORT FICTION should be one story totaling 1000-4200 words not counting the title. Novel excerpts are allowed providing they can stand alone without extraneous notation. Accepted work pays $50 USD

FLASH FICTION should be 500 words or less not counting titles. Include up to 3 pieces per entry in one document. Start each piece on a new page. Accepted work pays $25 USD

POETRY  (The Ocotillo Review) – Include up to 5 poems in one document. Lines should be single spaced with double-spacing between stanzas. Start each poem on a new page. Limit each poem to 60 lines. The entire submission should not exceed 10 pages. Accepted work pays $25 USD

POETRY  (The Texas Poetry Calendar) – Include up to 3 poems in one document. Lines should be single spaced with double-spacing between stanzas. Start each poem on a new page. Limit each poem to 35 lines, including title and spacing. Accepted work pays $20 USD

CREATIVE or NARRATIVE NON-FICTION should total 800 – 4000 words not counting the title. Personal essays and biographies are acceptable as are Op-Ed and investigative journalism . We are not interested in unsolicited reviews of literary or other artistic works at this time. Accepted work pays $50 USD