Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$50/8 issues; $32/4 issues
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
on average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

Sky Island Journal

Basic Information
New Mexico
United States
Contact Information
Jason
Splichal
Founder and Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
B.J. Hollars, Meg Pokrass, Noriko Nakada, Richard Martin, Rob Carney, Jeannie Roberts, Mary Rogers-Grantham, Linda H.Y. Hegland, Shane Griffin, Oz Hardwick, Tara Kun, Craig Barker, Britany Jean Golden, Laura Passin, Nicholas Claro, Bria Fey Servoss, Lauren Villa
Issues per Year: 
4
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15-30

Sky Island Journal is an independent, international, free-access literary journal; we are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish accomplished, well-established authors—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. We provide our readers with a powerful, focused, advertising-free literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally.

We want to be the first publication to give your writing a clean, powerful, international platform with a diverse readership. What are we looking for? We don’t want to limit our readers; therefore, we don’t want to limit you. We know quality work when we experience it. We don’t mean to be coy, but you need to know that we’re not interested in making your art conform to some preconceived aesthetic. We’re neither presumptuous enough, nor pretentious enough, to proclaim what "won’t fit" before we even try it on. Send us your best. We have over 55,000 readers in 145 countries, and they are hungry for the best new writing.

C&R Press

Basic Information
500 West 4th Street
Suite 201-C
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Andrew
Sullivan
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 31 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

Do understand that we get more submissions per month than we could ever publish in a lifetime. Please don't take rejections personally. We frequently reject books that are picked up at other presses!

Representative Authors: 

Kristina Marie Darling, Xu Xi, John Reed, Sybil Baker, Martin Ott, Annie Christain, An Tran, Earl Braggs, Meredith Nnoka, Chris Campanioni, Michelle Bitting, Stacey Lynn Brown, David Slavit, Jason Koo

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
SPD, Ingram
Publishing type: 

Lummox Press

Basic Information
PO Box 5301
City: 
San Pedro
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90733-5301
Contact Information
RD
Armstrong
Exec. Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Aug 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Lummox Press strives to bring the work of both known and unknown poets to its readers. Lately, about half the titles Lummox publishes have been first collections. I strive to raise the bar of poetry and find and cultivate an international audience!

Please contact, via email, and pitch your project before submitting 3–4 poems. Do not send full manuscript, unless invited to by editor.

Representative Authors: 

Rick Smith, Mike Adams, Linda Lerner, Taylor Graham, Judith Skillman, Ann Curran, Kyle Laws, normal, and RD Armstrong.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-5

Little Red Tree Publishing

Basic Information
509 W 3rd Street
City: 
North Platte
State: 
Nebraska
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
69101
Contact Information
Michael
Linnard
CEO
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Our goal is to publish books that are accessible to everyone, combining our desire to educate and our love of quality books with an interest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, art, design, history and photography. We are enthused about our books, as we hope others would be, to read them and own them as lovely books.

Please view our website for complete submission guidelines. We appreciate a profession presentation of the project with photo, bio, synopsis of manuscript, and previous publishing history... hardcopy or digital version.

Representative Authors: 

Ruth Brennan Cathleen Calbert Arthur Dean Joanie DiMartino David Fisher Charles Ipcar (ed) Leland James Thomas Kirlin Mary Elizabeth Lang W.F. Lantry Ann Lauinger Lyubomir Levchev Michael Linnard (ed) Jack London Lily Iona MacKenzie Tamara Martin Tony Maude William Meredith Jon Norman Nikoletta Nousiopoulos Suzanne Ondrus Helen R Peterson Mary Vallas Possner Jendi Reiter James Saville (ed) Cecily Fox Smith Jean-Yves Solinga James Stidfole (ed) Daniel J. Wichlan (Ed) A.D. Winans Diane Woodcock

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-6

Teach. Write.

Basic Information
19 CANDOR DR
FLETCHER
North Carolina
United States
28732
Contact Information
Katie
Winkler
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
May 18 to Nov 19
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Distributors: 
heymrswinkler.com, lulu.com
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Jane Smiley, Robert Morgan, Maya Angelou, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Fred Chappell, Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
NA
Issue Price: 
$0.00 for online $5.00 for print
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-6

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL, although I prefer writing that is either written by composition teachers and writing students OR about teaching and learning. I believe that writing students (virtually everyone has been a writing student) need to have a voice in Teach. Write. However, I do request that in your required third-person bio you include your composition teacher experience, if you have any, or explain the impact writing instruction has had on you.

Do not feel that the subject of your piece needs to be about teaching, although I am not opposed to teaching as a theme. I am open to any quality, polished writing. No gratuitous sex, violence or profanity, please. 

From Sac

Basic Information
n/a
Sacramento
California
United States
95819
Contact Information
Jon
Alston
Founder & Executive Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2013
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-20

We are looking for well written, polished work. We accept all genres, so long as they address more than the genre itself. We are of the belief that there is no 'right' way to write a story. Be creative. Rethink what it means to tell a story. Shape is just as important as words. Do not want: Pornography, gratuitous violence, vampires, werewolves, Fan Fiction, political agendas, slice-of-life/autobiography, children's stories, etc.

Proofread your work. Have others read your work. Then read it again.

Red Mountain Press

Basic Information
835 S Osprey Ave
314
City: 
Sarasota
State: 
Florida
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
34236
Contact Information
Susan
Gardner
Co-Publisher and Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Jun 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We seek evocative, well edited poetry and literary narrative that addresses contemporary life and has lasting value. Our books represent the point of view of the authors and are beautiful objects themselves.

We award an annual Poetry Prize of $1000 and publication of a full length book. Prize submissions are due by October 18. Details at http://redmountainpress.us/poetry-prize/

Open reading period is February 1-June 15. Details at http://redmountainpress.us/manuscript-su...

Please use Times or Palatino, 12 pt font, 1.5 or double spaced, paginated, with ToC. Include accurate contact info, website, and a short cv. No glitz or gimmicks, please.

Representative Authors: 

Gordon Ball, Margaret Randall, Jeffrey Thomson, Linda LeGarde Grover, Denise Low, Charles Trumbull, Jeffrey Bean, Laura Ruiz Montes, Alfredo Zaldívar, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, William O'Neill

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-2
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Berkeley, CA.
Publishing type: 

Airplane Reading

Basic Information
c/o Mark Yakich
English Department
New Orleans
Louisiana
United States
70118
Contact Information
Mark
Yakich
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2011
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Roxane Gay, Tony D'Souza, Connie Porter, Hal Sirowitz, Kim Chinquee, Matthew Vollmer, Ian Bogost, Pam Houston, Alina Stefanescu
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000

Airplane Reading is a site that features nonfiction writing about air travel. Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight. We welcome nonfiction submissions (up to 1000 words) that are related to air travel. These might include personal stories, anecdotes, observations, recollections, speculations, insights, etc. 

Meadowlark Books

Basic Information
PO Box 333
City: 
Emporia
State: 
Kansas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
66801
Contact Information
Tracy Million
Simmons
Owner/Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

 

Read our guidelines before entering. 

Watch for our open reading periods. Our processes are evolving and changing as we grow!

Representative Authors: 

Kevin Rabas, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2017-2019), 

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas (2009-2012), 

Cheryl Unruh, 

Roy J. Beckemeyer, 

Edna Bell-Pearson, 

Michael D. Graves - 2016 Kansas Notable Book Award, 

James Kenyon - Martin Kansas History Book Award

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Indie-Bound Ingram Amazon
Publishing type: 

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