April Gloaming Publishing is a Nashville-based independent press that aims to capture and better understand the Southern soul, Southern writing, and the Southern holler.
In the words of William Faulkner, to be Southern is to, "Tell about the South. What do they do there. How do they live there. Why do they live at all." April Gloaming seeks to arrive at the conclusions to these questions through amplifying the voices of the unbridled holler.
The Head & the Hand’s mission is to publish writing that has the power to spark change and entertain, and the socially conscious Shockwire Chapbook Series is our gambit to raise the storytelling stakes.
Shockwire stories are snapshots of a time and place where expressions of curiosity, empathy, and acceptance shine a light on their absence in everyday life. Through our spring and fall 2018 Shockwire series, we have published stories of homelessness, immigration, intersectionality, and civil rights history.
We are especially eager to read thought-provoking CNF and longform essays that fall within our Shockwire Chapbook Series guidelines.
Los Nietos Press is looking for book-length works of poetry and/or short story. We are looking for work that is about the person, but also about place; work that sheds light on the author as well as, or in the context of, Southern California. Our particular interest is the people and the place that fans out East and South from Los Angeles, away from the glitz and glamour of the West Side, into the vibrant working communities from East L.A. to Long Beach, from Santa Ana over to the historic cities of the Inland Empire.
We are accepting complete manuscripts only.
Stubborn Mule press publishes a combination of collected works of established poets, first time full-lengths for quality and dedicated emerging poets, and splits for everyone else. Also, radical art-poetry hybrids. Ok, ok, we will probably consider whatever you send us, but seriously, if you aren't old school or brand new, try to get a few of your poetry heroes to do a split with you, then send it to us. Our editorial ethic is "radical country" focusing on folks who exist at the margins of the capitalistic mainstream, writing more about identity than identity politics.
Things we leave for the others:
Things the mule loves:
a sense of humor
Established in 2016, PALOMA PRESS is a San Francisco Bay Area-based independent literary press publishing poetry, prose, and limited edition books. We donate a portion of our proceeds to charitable organizations properly vetted by Charity Navigator and/or CharityWatch.
We have accepted books to publish through 2019. Please don't submit inquiries until mid 2019. In general, we are looking for a poetry collection that has at least three poems that have been published before. Book can be 40-100 pages long. Poems should be in final form. Publication history can be summarized in cover letter. Please send inquiry email first. We know how hard it is to get a poetry book published and we have to turn down at least 10-20 manuscripts for each one we accept.
Please, no all-rhyming poetry, religious poetry, children's poetry, or a collection of only political poetry. I recommend reading some of our sample poems on the website or buying some Moon Pie Press books to get an idea of what kinds of poetry we publish. In general we like accessible, well-crafted poems.
***note that submissions are closed until after the holidays***
Stuff your mother hates
Stuff that people don't want their kids to know
Stuff that makes milk shoot out our nose
Leftist Queer Outlaw Duende Anti-Authority Punk writing that speaks to us in ways the world rarely does