Gimmick Press News

It's almost here ...

Three-Way Dance, a collection of pro wrestling literature, featuring new work by Michael Chin, Frankie Metro, and Brian Rosenberger, is coming very, very soon, and to celebrate, we've cut the price of our first two publications, Josh Olsen's Such a Good Boy and Working Stiff: The Anthology of Professional Wrestling Literature & Art.

And that's not all!

In the coming days, Gimmick Press will release a call for submissions for our brand new online feature, Worthless Treasures.

But wait, there's more!

This summer, Gimmick Press will set up shop at a number of bookfairs and literary festivals, including the 1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books, in Detroit's Eastern Market (Sunday, July 16th), the Underground Lit Fest, in Michigan City, Indiana (August 4th - 6th), and Ann Arbor, Michigan's Kerrytown Bookfest (Sunday, September, 10th).

It's going to be a big summer, folks, please join us!  

Thanks and Congratulations!

The time has come to announce the winners of Gimmick Press' Three-Way Dance chapbook project.

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted. We enjoyed the variety of submissions, and wish you all the best of luck finding a home for your chapbooks.

But now, please join us in congratulating the three writers whose manuscripts will be published by Gimmick Press.

The Leo Burke Finish: Prose Poems and a Lyric Essay, by Michael Chin

Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and is an alum of graduate writing programs at Oregon State University and Johns Hopkins University. He won the 2014 Jim Knudsen Editor’s Prize for fiction from the University of New Orleans and has previously published or has work forthcoming in journals including The Normal School, the Prairie Schooner online, Word Riot, Gravel, and Bayou Magazine. Find him online at and follow him on Twitter @miketchin.

Todo lo Malo, by Frankie Metro

Frankie Metro's obsession with Pentagon Dark and Mil Muertes is beyond ridiculous at this point. He's published two books of poetry and one novella entitled The Professional Donor. He is the co-founder/chief editor of Kleft Jaw Press.

The Rulebreakers Alphabet, by Brian Rosenberger

Brian Rosenberger lives in a cellar in Marietta, GA and writes by the light of captured fireflies. He is the author of As The Worm Turns, a collection of short stories, and three poetry collections. Brusier Brody remains his favorite wrestler.

Once again, Gimmick Press wishes to thank everyone who submitted to the Three-Way Dance chapbook project. We will continue to post updates, leading to the publication of Three-Way Dance, and Gimmick Press' next call for submissions is coming soon!

Three-Way Dance Submissions Closed

That's it, folks, submissions for the Three-Way Dance chapbook project are officially closed, and now its time for us to have some fun and do some reading. Thanks to everyone who submitted. We can't wait to dig into your entries, and we hope to reply to all submissions, as well as announce the three finalists, within the next couple months.

With that said, please remember that copies of our other titles can be purchased directly from our bookstore. We don't charge reading fees, so every title purchased helps fund the next project. And as far as our next project is concerned, stay tuned, because an all-new call for submissions is coming soon!