Kallisto Gaia Press



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 pay contributors to The Ocotillo Review 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.

Debut issue releases July 1st 2017!

We look forward to your submissions of short fiction, poetry, flash fiction and creative non-fiction for our Winter 2018 edition of The Ocotillo Review.  Submissions for the Winter 2018 issue will open on August 15, 2017 and close at midnight CST on October 31, 2017. All work should be previously unpublished.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.

Submissions are temporarily closed.


Upon acceptance Kallisto Gaia Press retains First North American serial rights and the one-time digital rights to publish on our website. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. If the work is reprinted we request that Ocotillo Review 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 1000-3500 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 – Include 3 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

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