Autumn House Press

Basic Information
5530 Penn Avenue
City: 
PITTSBURGH
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15206
Contact Information
Christine
Stroud
Editor in Chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Autumn House is a nonprofit, independent press which has the mission of publishing poetry and other fine literature. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent writers of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important voices of their generation. In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality.

We ask that all submissions come through our annual contests or our open call period. We also suggest that anyone interested in submitting read an AHP title. 

Representative Authors: 

Ada Limon, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Chana Bloch, Ed Ochester, Clifford Thompson, Jane Satterfield, Ellery Akers, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Brian Swann, Gerald Stern, Sharma Shields, Andrea Hollander, Philip Terman, Danusha Lameris, Steven Schwartz, Sue Ellen Thompson, Jill Kandel...

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1 - 6
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
University of Chicago Press
Publishing type: 

Lanternfish Press

Basic Information
399 Market Street, Suite 360
c/o Indy Hall
City: 
Philadelphia
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19106
Contact Information
Christine
Neulieb
Editorial Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Essay collections
Novel
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
  • Novel- and novella-length fiction. We look for work that has something of the "rare and strange" about it: the gothic or grotesque, the surreal or magical.
  • Short (20–40K words) hybrid works: fictional or quasi-fictional encyclopedias, collections, catalogs, bestiaries, dictionaries.

We accept submissions through Submittable. Do not email us your submission; it will not be considered. Please NO short story collections, poetry, romance, YA, or inspirational.

Jacar Press

Basic Information
6617 deerview trail
City: 
durham
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27712
Contact Information
Richard
Krawiec
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Chapbook
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: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Jacar Press is a Community Active press publishing fine poetry from Pulitzer Prize winners to poets not yet known. Proceeds from all our publications will go to support progressive programs and organizations working to create positive change in their communities. We also sponsor free and low-cost community workshops and an annual Gathering of Poets that has featured writers like Marilyn Nelson, Li-Young Lee, etc.

Query first. If not entering a contest, your best time to submit is one month before or one month after contest deadlines.

Representative Authors: 

Anthologies - Mark Doty, Claudia Emerson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Thylias Moss, Marge Piercy, Chana Bloch, Rita Dove, Jim Daniels, Maxine Chernoff, Jamaal May, Stuart Dischell, Leanne O'Sullivan, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Joseph Millar, Afaa Michael Weaver, Fady Joudah, Zeina Hashem Beck, etc.

 

Individual books - Gibbons Ruark, Betty Adcock, Lola Haskins, Gary Fincke, Jaki Shelton Green, Sandy Longhorn, Al Maginnes, Jeff Hardin, Debra Kaufman, Stephanie Levin, Sharon McDermott, Chera Miller, Kelly Michels, Maura High, Edison Jennings.

 

Contest Judges to date - Dorianne Laux, Toi Derricote, Jamaal May, Chana Bloch, Betty Adcock, John Hoppenthaler, Stuart Dischell, Julie Suk, Denise Duhamel, Ricky Laurentiis.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-4
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Publishing type: 

Jaded Ibis Press

Basic Information
4392 Trias Street
City: 
San Diego
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
92103
Contact Information
Elizabeth
Earley
Co-Owner
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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

We are a feminist press committed to publishing socially engaged literature with an emphasis on the voices of people of color.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-3
Publishing type: 

Impossible Task

Basic Information
2207 W Walton St
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Bill
Ripley
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: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Year Founded: 
2019
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
emilie kneifel, Irene Han, Frank G. Karioris, Ingrid M. Calderon-Collins, v.f. thompson, Liana Kapelke-Dale, Rachel Tanner, Neha Maqsood, Rick Henry, Paulette Guerin, Robyn Detterline, Steph Castor, Michael Akuchie, Kayla King, Jay Besemer, Tom Snarsky, Kristin Garth, Howie Good, Annabel Mahoney, Tucker Lieberman, Benjamin Niespodziany, Grace Covill-Grennan, Karissa Lang
Issues per Year: 
Another New Calligraphy hopes to produce Impossible Task on a quarterly to bimonthly basis.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

Another New Calligraphy's online journal publishes short works connected in its exploration of conflict, a term open to interpretation though ever present in these increasingly challenging times.

As in ANC's other endeavors, Impossible Task is always on the lookout for further opportunities to broaden the inclusivity of its community. Marginalized creators are highly encouraged to consider Another New Calligraphy and Impossible Task as a home for their work.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments.

Another New Calligraphy has published printed works since 2009. Commonalities include mental health, identity, culture, ecology, and personal reflection. Please familiarize yourself with recent projects for a general sense of these themes and their past expression.

Another New Calligraphy

Basic Information
2207 W Walton St
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
60622
Contact Information
Bill
Ripley
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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

Another New Calligraphy has enjoyed the quiet thrill of making and sharing since 2009. ANC guides writers and musicians in the realization of their work via the production of quality books and musics; the online journal Impossible Task showcases additional creative achievements.

Another New Calligraphy hopes to deliver small acts of wonder while facilitating an appreciation of unique experiences and perspectives. Our catalog strives to showcase diverse voices while honoring the stories they tell and the communities they represent.

Another New Calligraphy seeks work exploring the human experience, our internal worlds, and life among others; these complex systems are often clearest in our slightest moments. Please familiarize yourself with recent projects for a general sense of these themes and their past expression.

While the catalog's niche may seem primarily poetic, other modes of expression are more than welcome. The press is always on the lookout for more music and nonfiction, as well as further opportunities to broaden the inclusivity of its community. Marginalized creators are highly encouraged to consider Another New Calligraphy as a home for their work.

Representative Authors: 

Mercedes Lucero, Grace Covill-Grennan, Sara Matson, Tom Snarsky, Karin Wraley Barbee, Lydia Copeland Gwyn, Ashley Miranda, Zoë Etkin, Silvia Angulo, Yu-Han Chao, Boona Daroom, Howie Good, Anna King Ivey, Catherine Kyle, Kassy Lee, Catherine Kyle, Viola Lee, M. Henry Milks, Rushing Pittman, Christine Stoddard, Rick Henry

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Varies
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

KYSO Flash

Basic Information
PO Box 28386
City: 
Bellingham
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98228
Contact Information
Clare
MacQueen
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
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

KYSO, pronounced “kye sew,” is an acronym for Knock Your Socks Off, which refers to just the kind of electrified words and images we like to publish and showcase.

Representative Authors: 

Nin Andrews, Devon Balwit, Roberta Beary, Roy Beckemeyer, Heidi Czerwiec, Kika Dorsey, Claire Everett, Linda Nemec Foster, Tim Hawkins, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Kathryn Kulpa, W. F. Lantry, Bob Lucky, Lorette C. Luzajic, Kathleen McGookey, John Olson, Stella Pierides, Meg Pokrass, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Gary S. Rosin, Alexis Rotella, Kathryn J. Stevens, Charles D. Tarlton, Harriot West, and Leslie What (25 of the 375+ writers and artists whose works we've published)

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
~60
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Amazon (Ingram Spark) for the chapbooks and collections by individual authors, and KYSO Flash for the anthologies
Publishing type: 

Museum of Americana

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Contact Information
Please see our submissions page
for contact information of each department editor.
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Reading Period: 
Dec 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: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tony Barnstone, Cornelius Eady, Tabitha Blankenbiller, Alison Stine, Karen Llagas, Ace Boggess, Todd Kaneko, Octavio Quintanilla, Amorak Huey, Grant Clauser, Olga Zilberbourg, Christopher Merkner, Peg Alford Pursell, Jon Tribble, James Tate Hill.
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies

The Museum of Americana is an online literary review dedicated to fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, music, and artwork that revives or repurposes the old, the dying, the forgotten, or the almost entirely unknown aspects of Americana. It is published purely out of fascination with the big, weird, wildly contradictory collage that is our nation’s cultural history. Issues appear three times a year, in the winter, summer, and fall.

We seek work that engages or repurposes America's complex cultural history—original & unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book/chapbook reviews, interviews, music, photography, & art. Give us fiction that dramatizes old folk songs or steals their characters. Give us love poetry with language cribbed from The Federalist Papers. Recent features: fiction on the 2008 financial crisis via Bartleby the Scrivener; essay on the family legacy of tomato-growing.

Minetta Review

Basic Information
60 Washington Square S
Suite 210, 2nd Floor
New York
New York
United States
10012
Contact Information
Alex Cullina & Elliot Williams
Co-Editors-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Video
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
Year Founded: 
1974
Distributors: 
New York University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$0

Established in 1974, we are the oldest surviving literary publication at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work. Though we are an undergraduate-managed journal, we welcome contributors from all around the world and of all ages.

If you would like to submit poetry, prose, or visual art, please read our submission guidelines thoroughly.

What Are Birds?

Basic Information
Richmond
Virginia
United States
Contact Information
Bennett
Nieberg
Co-Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Dec 1 to Feb 1
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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
4

What Are Birds? is a literary journal looking for work that enthralls us. We are especially excited about hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries or exists outside of genre altogether. We understand the dire need for representation and diversity and strive to be changing the trends in publishing. We strongly encourage queer, trans, nonbinary, POC, femme, neurodivergent, disabled, (and any other writers who lack representation) to submit to our journal.

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