Digging Through the Fat

Basic Information
130 W. Pleasant Avenue
Suite 307
Maywood
New Jersey
United States
07607
Contact Information
Gessy
Alvarez
Founder & Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2014
Distributors: 
Digging Press, LLC
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10 - 20

We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, harsh, and ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don't try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

Fiction and Poetry: This is a blind submission process. Do not include your name or any identifying information within the attachment. Please do not insert a header or footer containing your name, and do not include your name and contact information at the top of the document. Doing so will disqualify your submission.

Flatbush Review

Basic Information
Flatbush Review
341 E. 19th St. Apt. 5D
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11226
Contact Information
Eben
Wood
Co-Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Aug 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
Distributors: 
We are online only.
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
As a startup, we began with word of mouth and the reach of new media. Both editors have been teaching at the City University of New York for over a decade, and see our influence inflected by the work of our colleagues at the university—as diverse a constituency as can be imagined—as well as by our students themselves, some of whom have published with us. We are interested in writers from Borges to Lafcadio Hearn to Esmeralda Santiago, Ariel Dorfman to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to you, threading a diaspora of difference.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
None (we are solely online at this point, but hope to move to print in the near future)
Issue Price: 
None
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
So far, a majority of writers we've published have been first-time writers, in keeping with our editorial mission.

Please see our complete editorial statement here: http://www.flatbushreview.com/editorial-statement.html. We welcome all arts and approaches, and strive to be as inclusive and diverse in our approaches as the words linked through our namesake avenue in Brooklyn, although we are not limited to that physical landscape. It's a Coney Island of the mind, after all.

See our editorial focus, and look over our online issues at flabushreview.com. We're open to anything, not bounded by the literal geography of Brooklyn but by the conceptual complexity represented by its internal artery, Flatbush Avenue. Each issue has a kind of theme, always loosely and imaginatively interpreted, or ignored altogether (although it might inform our decision-making on a particular issue, and we will always consider all submissions for future issues). The point is to be as searching and challenging, reflective and reaching as possible, connecting worlds, geographies, topographies of the mind, spirit, and body as widely as we can, with that O'Haraean grace to live as variously as possible. We want to open dialogues, not foreclose possibilities.

Wrath-Bearing Tree

Basic Information
Contact Information
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
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2014
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
David Abrams, Daniel Ford, Ben Fountain, Jerri Bell, Roy Scranton, Peter Molin, Amy Waldman
Issues per Year: 
12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Established by combat veterans and maintained by a diverse board of veterans, military spouses, and writers compelled by themes of social justice and human resilience, the Wrath-Bearing Tree publishes essays, reviews, fiction, and poetry on military, economic, and social violence written by those who have experienced military, economic, and social violence or their consequences. 

We seek to expand the conversation around violence, conflict, and war. We especially like work that is thoughtful and balanced when it comes to questions of diversity.

Les Figues Press

Basic Information
c/o Los Angeles Review of Books
6671 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1521
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
90028
Contact Information
Kim
Calder
Editorial Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 15 to Mar 20
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between readers, writers and artists. Les Figues publishes excellent and formally innovative poetry and prose, including poetry, short stories, novellas, drama and visual art literature.

Les Figues is currently only considering works submitted through our annual Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Book Contest.

Please fully explore our website, become a member of the Press, and read the books to familiarize yourself with the press.

 

Representative Authors: 

Vanessa Place, Sawako Nakayasu, Dodie Bellamy, Divya Victor, Myriam Moscona, Melissa Buzzeo, derek beaulieu, Sarah Uribe, and Kim Rosenfield.

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

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