Choose the Sword Press was founded in January 2014 after Damon began having a series of dreams that included some very demanding unicorns. Not one to refuse a unicorn, Damon started building the press from the ground up. The mission of CTS is to find & encourage writing from underrepresented populations. We strive to find the work that might otherwise be ignored & give it a microphone. CTS is here to take the best unheard voices in the literary world & match them with high editorial standards so that the finished product is both striking & sound, emotionally raw & poetically technical. We are partial to writers who have a good grasp on their craft & a unique perspective that can help shape the world for the better.

Don’t think of the CTS team as anything more than the translators for a gang of poetry-reading, vodka-shot-slamming, & chain-smoking unicorns. So, if there is ever a time where we do not accept your manuscript or you didn’t win one of the contests & are feeling mad about it, then they’re the ones you’ll want to take your beef with. We’re just the lackeys here, guys, & the unicorns already yell at us enough themselves.

If you would like to submit, please use the Submittable link on the left.  Otherwise, you can contact us at editor at ctspress.com



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