True Story

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
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
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$18/12 issues; $32/24 issues
Issue Price: 
$3
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
0-1

Published monthly by the editors of Creative Nonfiction magazine, each issue of True Story showcases one exceptional essay by one exceptional writer. From issue to issue, this new mini-magazine features the widest possible variety of voices and styles and subjects. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$50/8 issues; $32/4 issues
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
on average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

C&R Press

Basic Information
500 West 4th Street
Suite 201-C
City: 
Winston-Salem
State: 
North Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
27101
Contact Information
Andrew
Sullivan
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
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: 
Aug 31 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

C&R Press began in 2006 as a literary press committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers. We were interested in supporting authors whose thoughtful and imaginative contribution to contemporary literature deserved recognition and support. We've since expanded our catalog to include exciting new fiction and creative nonfiction and reportage/journalism, too.

Do understand that we get more submissions per month than we could ever publish in a lifetime. Please don't take rejections personally. We frequently reject books that are picked up at other presses!

Representative Authors: 

Kristina Marie Darling, Xu Xi, John Reed, Sybil Baker, Martin Ott, Annie Christain, An Tran, Earl Braggs, Meredith Nnoka, Chris Campanioni, Michelle Bitting, Stacey Lynn Brown, David Slavit, Jason Koo

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-5
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
SPD, Ingram
Publishing type: 

Thurston Howl Publications

Basic Information
City: 
Lansing
State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
Contact Information
Jonathan
Thurston Howl
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
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

Thurston Howl Publications is a small progressive publishing house in Lansing, Michigan. We have specialized in animal fiction and evocative literature.

The best way to appeal to any of our editors is to move them in a certain way. Your horror should terrify; your fantasy amaze; your erotica arouse; your political lit intrigue.

Representative Authors: 

Some of our namesake authors include Alan Gordon, David Clement-Davies, Catherynne Valente, Kyell Gold, and Fred Patten.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5-8
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Amazon, Ingram, others
Publishing type: 

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.

Microcosm Publishing

Basic Information
2752 N Williams Ave
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
97227
Contact Information
Lydia
Rogue
Publicity Manager
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Essay 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: 
3 to 6 months

Empowering books from marginalized authors that focus on stories that haven't been told yet. We publish both books and zines.

We don't accept memoir or poetry, but we do accept self-help, pagan, queer erotica, narrative nonfiction on matters of scene history, building the bicycle revolution, travel guides, comics journalism and more.

Representative Authors: 

Ariel Gore, Dr. Faith G. Harper, Elly Blue, Jessie Kwak, Laura O. Foster, Lisa Loving, Alexander Barrett, Raleigh Briggs and more.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5+
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
We self-distribute.
Publishing type: 

Ice Cube Press, LLC

Basic Information
205 Front
City: 
North Liberty
State: 
Iowa
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
52317
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We explore the pulse and voice of the Heartland through the use of the literary arts. How can we best live in Midwest. From fiction and fact, to journalism to poetry.

We are currently taking submissions for our Prairie Seed Poetry Prize through our submittable site. Also taking submissions for Fracture, writings on fracking. Check out website out for upcoming books and the poetry prize

Representative Authors: 

J. Harley McIlrath, Morgan Grayce Willow, Andrew Driscoll, Sal Marici, Larry Baker, Mary Swander, Jeanette Hopkins, Scott Cawelti, Patrick Irelan, Zachary Michael Jack, Robert Gish, Ethel Barker, Marc Nieson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2
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: 

The Nasiona

Basic Information
San Francisco
California
United States
94115
Contact Information
Julián Esteban
Torres López
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
No
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2018
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
John Z. Guzlowski, Stephen Gutierrez, Deborah Taffa, Judith Kalman, Carl Boon, Robin Gow, Mireya S. Vela.
Issues per Year: 
12
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
n/a
Issue Price: 
n/a
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
About 8

The Nasiona is a volunteer-led nonfiction storytelling organization that amplifies the marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten, as well as stories that glimpse into foreign, at times extraordinary, worlds.

Be familiar with our content and submit pieces that fit what we're about. Though we are a nonficiton magazine, we lean toward creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and nonfiction poetry. We try to steer away from position essays that try to persuade the reader to take a side on an issue. Instead, we look to disclose new worlds through the lens of personal experiences.

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