Inverted Syntax

Basic Information
P.O. Box 2044
Longmont
Colorado
United States
80502
Contact Information
Nawal
Nader-French
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 21 to Jun 21
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2018
Representative Authors: 
Khadijah Queen, Rae Armantrout, Kathy Fish, Robert Vivian, Itiola Jones, Andrea Rexilius, Eric Baus, Maya Salameh, Kiki Petrosino, Kathryn Winograd, Philip Metres, Leonora Simonovis, makalani bandale,
Issues per Year: 
2 (online & in print)
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30- 60

We seek to publish unorthodox approaches to form and aesthetics. We love work that is nongenre, those that straddle multiple categories. We want memorable, haunting approaches to art and language that turn us inside out and convey novel insights into the human experience. 
 

Sublingua Prize for poetry 

Winner is awarded $1000

2019 judge: Dorothea Lasky 

2020 judge: Khadijah Queen 

Our print issues and online Fissured Tongue Volumes are the best way to get a sense of what we are looking for.

Apocalypse Party

Basic Information
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Ben
DeVos
editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
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
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

You might describe us as a heavy metal acid trip via literature. We believe books are hallucinogens suffused with emotion, feeling, and sensation. Our books wobble in the frame of reality and dissect the prism of surreality. These books tend to be difficult to categorize, but together they form a kaleidoscopic mirror of an increasingly bleak world. However, we're far from hopeless. We like to have fun and believe in the power of art. We are a space for writers to explore their risky ideas in new and interesting ways. Anyone with an open mind is welcome to join the party. 

We are seeking imaginative and challenging books that push boundaries. We are as interested in mood, sensation, and altered states of perception as we are in the story. We like stories with the ethereal quality of memory filtered through a psychedelic kaleidoscope. We want darkly peculiar narratives that are compelling and have a range of emotion. We want daring work that keeps us on edge, waiting for the next ghost to materialize. Surprise us. Most of all, we want books that take risks. Show us something we've never seen before.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Five South

Basic Information
Los Angeles
California
United States
Contact Information
Kristen
Simental
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Apr 21 to Jul 21
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Issues per Year: 
2
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
3-4

Five South is a twice-yearly literary journal with a focus on the story found within poetry or fiction. We like good stories. 

Running Wild Press

Basic Information
2200 Oak Street
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90007
Contact Information
Lisa
Kastner
Founder
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
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
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Running Wild publishes great stories with great writing that don’t fit neatly in a box. 

We publish 15 to 20 titles per year. If we aren’t interested then you’ll receive a rejection letter. If we are interested then you may not hear from us until we are ready to make an offer. In some cases that could be a year or longer. 

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Small Press United (SPU) a subsidiary of IPG.
Publishing type: 

Digging Press

Basic Information
130 W Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
City: 
Maywood
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder and Editor-in-chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
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: 
May 1 to Nov 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We publish chapbooks and a biannual poetry series. Our next poetry series book is forthcoming in Dec 2021. We are passionate about presenting a unique book design and offering editorial support. We aim to produce beautiful and artistic books. Selected chapbook manuscripts have a small print-run (100 copies), and authors receive 20 copies plus a $250 payment. Authors retain all rights to their material within the author's chapbook.

We seek innovative works that are inventively personal and richly imagined.

Representative Authors: 

Mandy-Suzanne Wong, Abigail Carl-Klassen, Dimitri Reyes

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
10
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
In-house distribution via online shop.
Publishing type: 

Adrienne Oliver

 

I am a multigenre writer who writes poetry and prose. I have an MFA in fiction; however, I have a strong almost double major emphasis in poetry. I am interested in narrative poetry as a form to enrich fiction. I am currently working on a novel set in the 1930s South, primarily Little Rock, AR with an adventure to Scottsboro, AL. I have listed my interests as historical and regional to create a writing group also writing within this era. As a Black writer, my focus is on Black community in the novel. I am particularly interested in the ways that racism as a background impacts the foreground of the emotional lives and personal development of the characters alongside the family bonds formed. I have a complete draft of my novel and am currently outlining and working more deeply on characterization. I’m looking for a a characterization and outlining group to join the journey!

 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Religious/Spiritual
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Attend(ed) an MFA program, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, BIPOC, Black
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 8.
meets for
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

meets
Weekly.

D. H. C. Carter

I am a self published author (through Authorhouse and Xlibris).  I placed 1st. and 3rd. in two consecutive city-wide literary contests in Middle School.  Dabbled in writing in college and picked it up again later in life.  I have published six novels and short novels: For God and Country, Seven Chiefs, The Boar and The Leopard, The Foundation of Heaven, Paint It Black and The Learning Curve.  I am currently writing a seventh (sci-fi).

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Richmond , VA
United States
Virginia
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Historical
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
German, Spanish
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Encouragement, Inspiration.

Driftwood Press

Basic Information
Florida
United States
Contact Information
James
McNulty
Managing Fiction Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Year Founded: 
2013
Distributors: 
Ingram
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Chen Chen, Mark Jacobs, Claire Agnes, Scott Broker, Nathaniel Saint Amour, Michael X. Wang, Mason Boyles, Lynda Montgomery, etc.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$30/year
Issue Price: 
$14.99/issue
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-15

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. Driftwood Press is a small press founded in Tampa, FL in 2013. While our focus is on fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, and interviews, we're also open to experimental and hybrid forms. We pay all our contributors.

Read our issues! We also have an interview up at the Review Review that gives a look inside our magazine's process.

Flora Fiction Literary Magazine

Basic Information
St. Augustine
Florida
United States
32084
Contact Information
Flora
Ashe
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
https://florafiction.com/literary-magazine/
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Poetry: Abra Heritage, Ashley Wilson, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Genna Edwards, Gentry Hale, Ikechukwu Iwuagwu, Jack Dempster, Jagari Mukherjee, Karin Bruckner, Kelli J Gavin, Kieron P. Baird, Leela Doherty, Lorraine Caputo, Lynn White, Melanie Han, Michaelle Gaffney, Nhylar, Paul Edward Costa, Rachel Miller-Shaked, Rae Rozman, Roy Ingamells, S.T. Otlowski, Sal Quickly, Shiela Scott, Sydney Schoone, Tali Cohen Shabtai, Thu Anh Nguyen, Tiffany Lindfield, William Doreski, Yong Takahashi, Fiction: Anindita Sarkar, Christina Cintron, Cole R. Christie, DC Diamondopolous, Inês Lampreia, Jennie Noonkester, Jessica Frelow, Monte-Angel Richardson, Thomas Elson, Zach Murphy,
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
12.95
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
40-80

Flora Fiction is dedicated to artists of all types: poets, writers, photographers, and illustrations. We're here to provide a platform for emerging creatives to showcase their work. Our literary magazine comes out every quarter. We are diverse, innovative, eclectic, and different. We are a collective. 

Please read the requirements and format correctly. 

Natural Bridge

Basic Information
Natural Bridge
Department of English
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63121
Contact Information
Mary
Troy
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Charles Baxter, David Haynes, Chinelo Okparanta, Timothy Liu, Joy Harjo, Michael Pritchett, and many others.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$10 for one year; $18 for two.
Issue Price: 
$8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Natural Bridge is committed to publishing the best new writing from established as well as emerging writers.

Please include a cover letter and an SASE for reply. Electronic submission is available and encouraged. See our website for more details. Submitting online is free with a subscription of our rock bottom price of ten dollars.

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