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.

New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture

Basic Information
East Hwy 90
Alpine, TX 79832
Alpine
Texas
United States
79830
Contact Information
Dr. Francine K.
Richter
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to May 1
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1996
Distributors: 
Sul Ross State University
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
We have hosted important writers such as National Book Award finalist, Dennis Covington and Jill Patterson, editor or the national literary journal, Iron Horse Literary Review, for readings, which give students, faculty, and area residents an opportunity to meet and enjoy nationally recognized and award-winning writers in classrooms and lecture venues.
Issues per Year: 
One
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
eight-ten

New Texas seeks to feature the voices of those questing, questioning, and envisioning the possibilities of and coming from Texas in fiction, poetry, critical and creative non-fiction, photography and multi-media.

Written submissions should generally range from 1000 to 5000 words and be double-spaced. Use MLA style.

Wax Paper

Basic Information
856 N. Marshfield Ave.
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60622
Contact Information
Hans
Hetrick
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 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: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Studs Terkel Charles Rafferty Nick Healy
Issues per Year: 
3-4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$25
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

The Wax Paper is a broadsheet publication open to all forms of written word, imagery and collected conversation. The first priority of the Wax Paper is to expand our understanding of the people we share the world with, and in doing so, expand our understanding of ourselves. Pieces will be selected on their ability to illuminate the humanity and significance of the subjects that inhabit the work. The Wax Paper is inspired by the life of Louis “Studs” Terkel. 

Please read our mission statement and send work that corresponds with our mission

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.

Foundlings Press

Basic Information
14 Fairfield St
Suite 2
City: 
Buffalo
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
14216
Contact Information
Aidan
Ryan
Managing Editor
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: 
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

We seek to publish—in paper and ink—the best writing. We take our ethic and aesthetic from the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church. Not all of it; just Canon 1115, which closes with the provoking observation that "Foundlings are presumed to be legitimate until the contrary is proved." 

We also take direction from Coco Chanel, who observed that “style is all that endures.”

Foundlings Press is a highly selective publisher of full-length works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and certain other uncategorizable material. Under our imprint The Public Books we publish full-length nonfiction works of historical, political, cultural, economic, and often local interest. The Press also produces a biannual print poetry magazine. We will accept unsolicited submissions during two four-week periods each year. Foundlings hosts an annual artist residency and poetry chapbook publication contest, which pairs a winning poet with a pre-selected guest book artist.

Representative Authors: 

Lytton Smith, Gerry Crinnin, Peter Temes, Don Berger, Jason Irwin, Bruce Fisher, Terrance Hayes, Forrest Gander, C.D. Wright, Leon Stokesbury, Noah Falck, Ada Limon, Ralph Adamo, Chet Weise, R.S. Gwynn, Canese Jarboe, Jody Stewart, Anya Groner, Brad Trumpfheller, Sophie Klahr, Adam Clay

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Publishing type: 

Akinoga Press

Basic Information
440 E Oliver ST
UNIT 3G
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
Maryland
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
21202
Contact Information
mychael
zulauf
founder/everything else
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Aug 27 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Akinoga Press is a Baltimore-based micro-press that specialzes in hand-bound chapbooks of a spacious/minimalist/austere flavor, though we're on the lookout for anything small, quiet, odd, and easily-missed.

We're also dedicated to creating a space for voices that need to be heard and works that 100% need to be read.

PROJECT PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 Thank you so much to everyone who submitted! This was so much more successful than i could have ever hoped!

Now that submissions are closed, i will start reviewing the proposals in earnest. To those who submitted, plan to hear from me in the next handful of months about your proposal. To those that didn’t, hopefully you will next time!

Representative Authors: 

Anothny Moll, Dayana Stecto, Tracy Dimond, Alyse Richmond, Stanford Cheung, Jack Slocomb

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

Eastern Structures

Basic Information
P. O. Box 111
Moreton's Harbour
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
A0G 3H0
Contact Information
R. W.
Watkins
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Formats: 
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
Amazon.com
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Steffen Horstmann, Denver Butson, William Dennis, John Philip Drury, Eric Torgersen, Norma Jenckes, R. W. Watkins, Mindy Watson, L. J. McDowall, Tamara K. Walker, Chi Holder, Priscilla Lignori, James Lignori, Clark Strand, Mark Redfearn, Michael Lustbader, Nancy Rullo, Jim Wilson, Pat Geyer, Ann Hills, Lance Nizami, Gareth Writer-Davies, R. K. Singh, and many others.
Issues per Year: 
2 to 3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Issue Price: 
$5.99 to $6.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2 to 4

Eastern Structures picks up where Contemporary Ghazals left off, publishing English-language examples of the Middle Eastern form, but now in addition to Korean sijo and Japanese forms such as haiku and tanka – rendered exclusively in the 5-7-5 and 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structures.

We would advise that potential contributors make themselves familiar with the style and protocols of Eastern Structures before submitting. The best way to familiarise oneself with the magazine, of course, is by purchasing and reading an issue. Issues 1 through 5 and The Complete Eastern Structures / Volume One omnibus are readily available at Amazon.com.

Subgenres: 

Borrowed Solace

Basic Information
Colorado Springs
Colorado
United States
Contact Information
Addey
Vaters
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Issue Price: 
7.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Varies, but we publish numerous first publications!

Borrowed Solace is published twice yearly and includes creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and art.  Since the beginning, we at Borrowed Solace have committed to reading each and every submission and letting the words of both established and emerging writers spew forth into the world.

Read the submissions guidelines and submit your absolute best work to us!  Keep an eye out on our blog to periodically see tips from the editors in each genre.

Bombaykala Books

Basic Information
1st floor, Surbala,
287, SV Road, Bandra West
City: 
Mumbai
Country: 
India
Zip / Postal Code: 
400050
Contact Information
Ishaan
Jajodia
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
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: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully, and feel free to write to us with questions!

Representative Authors: 

Mrinalini Harchandrai
Anuradha Vijayakrishnan
William Doreski
Michael Brett
P.K. Das
Gurbir Singh
Ritu Dewan

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
15
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Publishing type: 

Chiron Review

Basic Information
522 E. South Ave.
St. John
Kansas
United States
67576-2212
Contact Information
Michael
Hathaway
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 to May 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Distributors: 
self-distributed
Year Founded: 
1982
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
Charles Bukowski, William Stafford, Jan Kerouac, Marge Piercy, Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Edward Field, Elizabeth Swados, Antler, Robert Peters, Lesléa Newman, Lyn Lifshin, Erskine Caldwell, Janice Eidus, Felice Picano, Will Inman, Richard Kostelanetz, d.a. levy, Lorri Jackson, James Broughton, Wanda Coleman, Charles Plymell, Hugh Fox, Charles Harper Webb, Quentin Crisp, S.A. Griffin, Michael Xavier, Tony Barnstone and a host of others, well-known and new.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$60, ppd.
Issue Price: 
$20, ppd.
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
10

Chiron Review presents the widest possible range of contemporary creative writing – fiction and non-fiction, traditional and off-beat, in a perfect-bound, softcover format, including art and photography. We have published many well-known writers, but our focus is on up-and-coming new writers. We look for unpretentious literature that is accessible beyond the ivory towers of academia and outside the bounds of religious or politically correct restrictions. We celebrate ecclectism, diversity, honesty and humor.

Be familiar with the market and follow submission guidelines.

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