Black Sun Lit

Basic Information
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Jared
Fagen
Founding Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Black Sun Lit is a print and digital literary press that endeavors to introduce, promote, and support both emerging and experienced writers whose work has little representation—or minimal exposure—in a reading world largely governed by commercial publishing. 

As of May 20, 2016, Black Sun Lit no longer accepts unsolicited book manuscripts.

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Golden Antelope Press

Basic Information
715 E McPherson
City: 
Kirksville
State: 
Missouri
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
63501
Contact Information
Elizabeth
Delmonico
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Golden Antelope Press is a small press operated in conjunction with, or spun off from, its sister presses, the more scholarly Blazing Sapphire and Naciketas Presses. The focus of this press is creative works of fiction and poetry. So far we have published twenty-nine books; two more are essentially done, with another two in the pipeline. We try to do about six books per year, and have had to turn down many worthwhile projects.

Representative Authors: 

Craig Albin, Patricia Watts, Gretchen Johnson, Geoffrey Craig, Don Tassone, Shome Dasgupta, Steve Wineman

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2 or 3
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Ingrams Content Group
Publishing type: 

Garland Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 4142
City: 
Shrewsbury
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
01545
Contact Information
Laurel
King
Editor and Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
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: 
Less than 3 months

Garland Press seeks literary novels that feature strong women—noble yet not perfect. We are a small, independent press devoted to helping our authors produce their best possible books, however long it takes.

Representative Authors: 

Beth Castrodale, Brian McKeown

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
all
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Publishing type: 

Levitate Magazine

Basic Information
The Chicago High School for the Arts
2714 W. Augusta
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Susanna
Lang
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 8 to Feb 15
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
Distributors: 
Chicago bookstores including Women & Children First, The Book Cellar, Volumes, Quimby's and Roscoe Books; Creative Writing Department at The Chicago High School for the Arts
Year Founded: 
2016
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Tim Hunt, Tori Morrow, Gail Goepfert, Dawn Wilson
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$14.00
Issue Price: 
$14.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10

We strive to assemble a collection of literature and art designed and written with purpose and demonstrating passion for the work. We are open to unconventional work, while still appreciating the traditional. We are committed to publishing literature and art that is inclusive of diverse identities, perspectives, and crafts. We encourage new voices, but accept work from established artists and writers as well.

Read the guidelines carefully, and follow them.

For issue #4, we are adding a themed dossier on “Connections.” Explore this idea in any way you choose: connections between individual people who have close relationships with each other, or between groups of people across national boundaries; connections between humans and the natural world; connections between ideas, historical periods, different arts; connections we haven’t thought of. Be sure to submit within the appropriate section and identify the genre of the submission in the title. Also please follow the guidelines for that genre.

The New Guard

Basic Information
PO Box 472
Brunswick
Maine
United States
04011
Contact Information
Shanna
McNair
Founding Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Sep 27
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2009
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Ralph Ellison, Charles Simic, Richard Blanco, Elizabeth Hand, Mark Doty, Tim Seibles, Rick Moody, Joe Wenderoth, Sharon Olds, Stephen Dunn, Patricia Smith, David Plante, Joe Wenderoth, Chris Abani, John Callahan, Thomas Lynch, Josip Novakovich, Sven Birkerts, Donald Hall, Barbara Hurd, Payne Ratner, Adam Braver, Scott Wolven, Shanna McNair, Debra Spark, Dan Marmor, Erin Belieu, John Goldbach, Fred Marchant, Theodore Deppe, Cortright McMeel, Marge Piercy, Maxine Kumin, Madeleine Blais, Elizabeth Hand, Tess Gerritsen, Baron Wormser, James Patrick Kelly, Tod Goldberg, Mike Heppner, Michael Kimball and many more.
Issues per Year: 
One
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
Varies
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
35+

We host writing contests in fiction and poetry and welcome international submissions. We juxtapose tradition with experiment, the up-and-comer with the established writer, and create a new dialogue.

**The Writer’s Hotel NYC Writer’s Conference is the editorial arm of the New Guard. The Writer’s Hotel meets in Midtown Manhattan each June. More info: www.writershotel.com. We support writers in practice and in print. Write better, publish smarter. Get inspired. 

The New Guard Vol. XI contest judges are Richard Blanco (poetry) and Elizabeth Hand (fiction). Contest rules: Machigonne Fiction Contest: 5,000 words max, any genre. Knightville Poetry Contest: 150 lines max, any form. Winners in Poetry and Fiction each get a $1,500 prize and publication. Finalists are also published. Final judging is blind. We pay strict attention to word and line count. Unpublished work only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Fee is $22 per entry.  Deadline is September 27, 2019. Our online segment, BANG! is open for submissions year-round. BANG! is a showcase for very short work. Submit: www.newguardreview.com/bang. All other material is published in print, only in the New Guard.

Call + Response Journal

Basic Information
4023 Sommers Avenue
Drexel Hill
Pennsylvania
United States
19026
Contact Information
Veronica
Thomas
Founder and Lead Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Feb 15 to May 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: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
$20

Call + Response is a literary and arts journal providing a creative hub for new and emerging artists of color. We aim to introduce fresh and creative voices to the world through diverse and original art, poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

This journal is a celebration and an exploration made by POC, for POC.

This is a safe place for creatives to be, well, creative. But this is also a hate-free zone. Although we will accept political and mature work with topics like sexuality, gender identity, racism, colorism, sexism, reproductive rights, etc. We will not accept work that explicitly details rape, murder and/or bodily or self-harm.

Q/A Poetry

Basic Information
United States
Contact Information
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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: 
2019
Representative Authors: 
Daisy Bassen, Mia Wright
Issues per Year: 
52
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-3

Poetry by/for the hags, crones, nymphs, spinsters, and other hysterical womxn of the world

Q/A Poetry exists to amplify the voices of womxn and nonbinary poets, and to expand the subjects deemed “appropriate” for womxn to be writing about. Send us your poems on your postpartum body, spider veins, lip hair, your favorite liquid eyeliner, your anguish over glass ceilings, your sex work, your ode to stay-at-home tedium, your list of your most beautiful and unlikeable qualities.

 

Send us the work that a bunch of cis-male editors (wrongly) rejected, but that begs to be read.

Subgenres: 

Brooklyn Arts Press

Basic Information
154 N 9th Street, #1
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
11249
Contact Information
Joe
Pan
Publisher
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: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP) is a literary press devoted to publishing chapbooks and full-length collections of poetry, novels, lyrical short fiction, and art monographs by emerging artists. We believe we serve our community best by publishing great works of varying aesthetics side by side, subverting the notion that writers & artists exist in vacuums, apart from the culture in which they reside and outside the realm & understanding of other camps & aesthetics.

We receive 800 manuscripts a year, many of them of high quality, & publish maybe 1% of those submissions. Competition is steep, so send us your very best work.

Representative Authors: 

Anselm Berrigan, Daniel Borzutzky, Anais Duplan, Noah Eli Gordon, Carol Guess, Debora Kuan, Seth Landman, Joe Pan, Lauren Russell, Paige Taggart, Wendy Xu

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-6

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Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc.
138 West 25th Street
Suite 1018
New York, NY 10001

S/tick

Basic Information
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Canada
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Contact Information
Sarah-Jean
Krahn
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Woo, Elisabeth Blair, Catherine Lee, Vanane Borian, Heather Lee Rogers, Rachael Z. Ikins, merlin flower, M. E. Gallucci, Anastasia Walker, Julie Jordan Avritt, Sarah Bigham, Jade Ramsey, Clara A. B. Joseph, luke kurtis, Ebony Williams, Stephanie Dickinson
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

S/tick is a vibrant mag with a lively community that appeared on the scene in April 2012. We aim to publish bright and touching work from both new and established authors. While work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, it's exactly what we're looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy.

Please send submissions of your art and creative writing with a biting feminist bent! Ensure your submission is related somehow to issues of interest to women, unless a themed issue specifies otherwise.

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