Wendy’s Subway is a nonprofit reading room, writing space, and independent publisher located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since 2013, Wendy’s Subway has provided an open and versatile platform for expanding modes of reading, writing, and publishing together. They are seeking innovative, hybrid, and cross-genre work that charts new possibilities and expressions of form, including poetry, artists’ writing, and cross-genre works.
We love a strong sense of line and imagery. We love narratives and a strongly-linked series. When we read, we are drawn to poems about nature and science imagery, persona and historical poems, magical realism, and poems about or by minorities in all sense of the word. If the poems don’t reveal a strong voice, we are not interested. As far as form, we prefer free verse but love a few form poems thrown in. Prose poems and poems a few pages long are also interesting to our ears. For flash, it is not much different.
Read the guidelines. Please. To find out what the press likes, buy one of the books. Support the Arts!
Howling Bird Press publishes the best in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We run an annual nationwide contest in alternating genres. We are the imprint of Augsburg University's MFA in Creative Writing Program. As a teaching press, we are staffed by graduate students and led by a faculty member with extensive experience in literary publishing. We pride ourselves on being a community as much as a press, as we strive to develop relationships between authors, editors, teachers, students, and readers.
We are open for submissions of creative nonfiction in spring 2019, poetry in 2020, and fiction in 2021.
We are publishers of literature. Unconfined by the limitations of bigger publishing houses, Bloomsday gets to be more nimble and take greater risks bringing more diverse voices to more diverse readership. Bloomsday readers want books that change us, reorder our thinking, & make us feel hopeful about what good literature can accomplish in the world.
We publish bold books.
We publish books for readers who want to be in cahoots.
With books that say, “Ssshhh, settle down. Listen carefully. I have something to say.”
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.
We are a small press based in Beaver, Pa., dedicated to helping talented writers share their gift and tell their stories.
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