Upper Hand Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 91179
City: 
Bexley
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
43209
Contact Information
Ann
Starr
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
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Oct 1
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We want authors compelled to write by the significance of their own experience and questions. We want authors who are interested in the sentence, how it's made, where it goes, and what it builds.

We are eclectic and personal in approach. We do not automatically exclude topics and voices that we haven't encountered before.

Individuals may query before submitting. We do not invite agented submissions.

We hope that the nominal $10 fee and exclusive submission policy will encourage writers to choose us as carefully. Our small size makes us particularly appreciative of well-focused submissions.

We are not in general interested in illustrated books. Please query before sending one.

Submit with focused ideas about the readership for your book.

Representative Authors: 

Louise Farmer Smith, Herta Feely, Ann Cefola, Rhonda G. Williams

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Baker and Taylor/Bookmasters, Ingram, Amazon
Publishing type: 

The Scriblerus

Basic Information
The Scriblerus
Greenville College
315 E. College Ave
Greenville
Illinois
United States
62246
Contact Information
Alexandria
LaFaye
Advising Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Apr 30
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: 
11% to 25%
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5

Scrib seeks work that explore the human experience with honesty & authenticity. Spirituality permeates our experiences and is therefore an inherent element in our art. We look for unique work that will connect on a personal level, provoke reflection about our lives, & linger in the viewer’s mind after reaching the end. Your work need not have tidy Sunday School answers or easy resolutions to be published; struggles, complexity, and ambiguity are part of the human experience, too.

Scrib desires to provide authentic art and writing while maintaining Christian values. Any artist or writer might need to portray a variety of beliefs and worldviews to accurately represent the diversity of our world. Scrib draws the line at work that doesn’t show clear respect for the basic tenets of the Christian faith. The topic of sexuality is not off-limits, but we don’t publish graphic sexual content or work that condones sexual activity outside marriage. Swearing should be artistically essential, if used.

Blydyn Square Books

Basic Information
642 Cowpath Road
#288
City: 
Lansdale
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
19446
Contact Information
Eliot
Wise
Director of Marketing
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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 Jul 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We publish books that make you think: smart, interesting, character-driven fiction and unusual/thought-provoking nonfiction

We are not currently looking for children's books or poetry.

Representative Authors: 

Everett De Morier, Addison L. Jones

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
At least one

KERNPUNKT Press

Basic Information
Route 12B
City: 
Hamilton
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
13346
Contact Information
Jesi
Buell
Editor
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
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

KERNPUNKT is an independent publisher of experimental writing. We enjoy symbolism, non-traditional form, unique characters, and taboo. We like "challenging". ​In short, we value art over entertainment.

Please do not submit work in languages other than English, poetry manuscripts, or previously published or self-published materials.

Representative Authors: 

Matthew K. Burnside, Chelsea Biondolillo, Patrick Parks, Claire Akebrand

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution

Brettne Bloom

The Book Group
20 West 20th Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10011

Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Basic Information
104 Adelphi St
#422
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11205
Contact Information
Sakina
Fakhri & Diana McClure
Co-editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin.

Every piece published in AZURE appears alongside a customized black & white sketch that is devised and executed by our in-house illustrator.

We accept literary fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, screenplays, stageplays, fragments, meanderings, philosophy and poetry.  We are not concerned with genre distinctions; we want only for it to be thoughtful, intelligent, and beautiful. All writers tend to develop a scrap heap of brilliant writing - sharp dialogue that has been cut in service of a plot, a philosophical tirade that can't quite be couched in a narrative, a stunning imagistic landscape of linguistic pyrotechnics that deserves an audience... literary beauty that cannot necessarily be expressed in more than bursts and fragments. 

WTAW Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 2825
City: 
Santa Rosa
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
95405-0825
Contact Information
Peg
Alford Pursell
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to Jul 15
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

WTAW Press publishes full-length books of prose (novels, memoirs, creative non fiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids, etc.) We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds and encourage submissions by women, minorities, LGBTQ or non-binary gender people, persons with disabilities, and other traditionally-underrepresented groups. We want to publish books that show us more things on heaven and earth than we have dreamt of.

Follow all guidelines on the website submission page.

Representative Authors: 

Anita Felicelli, Olga Zilberbourg, Sarah Stone, Angela Mitchell, Louise Marburg, Jenny Wu, Amelie Prusik, Mike Smith

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

The Transnational

Basic Information
Sattlerstr. 27
Potsdam
Germany
14469
Contact Information
Sarah Katharina
Kayß
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kyle Austin [USA], Kristian Goldmund Aumann [Austria], Arndt Britschgi [Finland], Himanshu Goel [India], Aurélien Huyghe [France], Jonathan Jones [Italy], Wolfdietrich Jost [Germany], Anthony Keating [United Kingdom], Darian Lane [USA], Makings of Maniac [United Kingdom], Karin Monteiro-Zwahlen [Spain], Weam Namou [Iraq], Thomas Ország-Land [Hungary], Saïdeh Pakravan [USA], Henry Whittlesey [USA]</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
no
Issue Price: 
EUR 13,99/ £14.50/ $22.90 (print); $7.75 (e-book/Kindle)
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
30-40

We publish poetry and essays from authors from around the world. The magazine is bilingual: all English texts will be translated into German (& vice versa). We publish texts which offer a new approach to the political and social landscape of the present day, texts that can dissolve existing boundaries or suggest new ones. They can make us question our beliefs, champion social justice and human rights, war and psychological violence, giving rise to provocative or soothing thoughts. We believe that all great literature is revolutionary and necessary.

Please read the guidelines and our FAQ

Matador Review

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
Contact Information
JT
Lachausse
Editor-in-chief
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: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
28

We call ourselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We want the controversial and the radical, the unhinged and the bizarre; we want the obsessive, the compulsive, the pervasive, the combative, and the seductive. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the “alternative,” the Matador Review is a home.

Midwestern Gothic

Basic Information
PO Box 4341
Des Plaines
Illinois
United States
60016
Contact Information
Robert
Russell
Co-Founder/Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
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: 
Contributor copies only
Representative Authors: 
Bonnie Jo Campbell, Roxane Gay, Frank Bill, Marcus Wicker, Jac Jemc, Nick Arvin, Keith Taylor
Issues per Year: 
2
Issue Price: 
12

Midwestern Gothic (ISSN 2159-8827) is a bi-annual print literary journal out of Chicago, Illinois, dedicated to featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest, by writers who live or have lived here. Midwestern Gothic aims to collect the very best in Midwestern writing in a way that has never been done before, cataloging the oeuvre of an often-overlooked region of the United States ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales.

Please read our submissions guidelines before submitting.

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