Conjunctions

Basic Information
Bard College, 30 Campus Road
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson
New York
United States
12504
Contact Information
Clare
Shearer
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1981
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Rae Armantrout, Sandra Cisneros, Chinelo Okparanta, Laura van den Berg, John Ashbery, Samuel R. Delany, Lyn Hejinian, Brian Evenson, Robert Coover, Julia Elliott, Lydia Davis, Rikki Ducornet, Carmen Maria Machado, William H. Gass, Peter Gizzi, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Brandon Hobson, Jonathan Lethem, Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, H. G. Carrillo, David Shields, Cole Swensen, Frederic Tuten, Can Xue, William T. Vollmann, Diane Williams, Nathaniel Mackey, C.D. Wright, Karen Russell, Richard Powers.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$30/year for 2 issues.
Issue Price: 
$20
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
c. 2-5

Conjunctions serves as a “living notebook” of contemporary literature, publishing fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays that combine visionary imagination with formally innovative execution. Since 1981, Conjunctions has championed nearly 2,000 authors at every stage of their careers—from Nobel Prize Laureates to debut voices—and continues to connect fearless writers with adventurous readers.

Published by Bard College, the biannual print issue appears every spring and fall. Most print issues center around a complex theme—such as exile, desire, the body, or climate change—and include both solicited and unsolicited work. All submissions are also considered for the online magazine, a weekly publication with a large and international audience.

Colorado Review

Basic Information
9105 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins
Colorado
United States
80523-9105
Contact Information
Stephanie
G'Schwind
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Apr 30
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1956
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Anthony Cody, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sherwin Bitsui, Jehanne Dubrow, Monica Macansantos, Lance Olsen, Chet'la Sebree, Sarah Curtis, Kazim Ali, Craig Morgan Teicher, Jessica Treadway. Matthew Gavin Frank </p>
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$24
Issue Price: 
$12 print; $5 digital
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
varies--but many

Colorado Review's only commitment is to the publication of serious poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It does not publish genre fiction nor do we subscribe to a particular literary philosophy or school of poetry or fiction. It is determinedly eclectic and intends to stay that way. Note that the editors read nonfiction year-round.

Please be familiar with the journal before submitting. We feature examples of each genre from every issue on our website. Successful writers are prolific readers. The simple cover letter is the best cover letter.

Carve Magazine

Basic Information
46 Bradford St.
Provincetown
Massachusetts
United States
02657
Contact Information
Matthew
Limpede
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Sarah Terez Rosenblum, Kem Joy Ukwu, Colette Sartor, Wendy Oleson, Adrienne Celt, Mark Farrington, Leesa Cross-Smith, David Cameron, Mark Brazaitis, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Nicholas Hogg, Elizabeth Baines, Maire Cooney, Gillian King, Stephanie Dickinson, Shaun Hamill, Judith Slater, Melanie Kokolios, L. Annette Binder, Jodi Paloni, Kathy Flann, and many more.</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$39.95/year (4 issues)
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Carve, named in honor of Raymond Carver, publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that respects the power of language and craft and elicits genuine emotional truths. The editors also strive to foster a sense of camaraderie among all writers and readers. Carve values the power of good writing—to challenge, heal, educate, disturb, and transform. With its borderless, inclusive, and diverse community, it looks forward to sharing in the empathic spaces that literature creates.

We love work that subverts expectations and surprises—but never in clever, cutesy, or "gotcha" ways. Our tag line is "honest fiction" but this applies to our aesthetic in the poetry and nonfiction we publish too. What is honest fiction? It's work that reveals emotional truths and moments of grace, catharsis, or transformation.

Apple Valley Review

Basic Information
88 South 3rd Street
Suite 336
San Jose
California
United States
95113
Contact Information
Leah
Browning
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Do-hyeon Ahn, Laura Lee Beasley, Cameron Conaway, Vince Corvaia, Thomas Andrew Green, Matthew Grice, Barry Jay Kaplan, Keetje Kuipers, Inderjeet Mani, Robert Radin, Jessica Rafalko, Lisa Robertson, Robert Lavett Smith, Sharlene Teo, Donna Vorreyer</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1%

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. The goal of the journal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. Please do not send us strict genre fiction or erotica, work containing explicit language or violence, or work that is scholarly or critical, inspirational, or intended for children. Please note that these are purely editorial preferences. Work that is not a good fit here may be perfect for another market.

AGNI

Basic Information
236 Bay State Road
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215
Contact Information
William
Pierce
Coeditor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Periods: 
Sep 1 to Dec 15
Feb 15 to May 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1972
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Fiction: Michael Mejia, William T. Vollmann, Girija Tropp, Brock Clarke, Magdalena Tulli. Nonfiction: Lia Purpura, Ben Miller, Wendy Rawlings, Scott Diel, Joan Wickersham. Poetry: Steve Gehrke, Patricia Goedicke, Rita Dove, Kate Northrop, Matt Donovan, C. K. Williams.
Issues per Year: 
2 print issues. We also post new work at AGNI Online twice monthly.
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
For individuals, $23 per year, $5 add'l postage to Canada, $10 add'l for other int'l
Issue Price: 
$13.95

AGNI sees literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive. They look for “the honest voice, the idiosyncratic signature, experimental where necessary but not willfully so. Writing that grows from a vision, a perspective, and a passion will interest us, regardless of structure or approach.”

Please read our submission guidelines online. Support what you care about by subscribing to several literary magazines!

Black Lawrence Press

Basic Information
279 Claremont Avenue
City: 
Mount Vernon
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10552
Contact Information
Diane
Goettel
Executive Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Periods: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Nov 1 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from German. We hold open reading periods during the months of June and November. We also hold several contests each year.

Black Lawrence is a selective press. Number of previous publications is unimportant; what matters is the quality of the work. Please send your best work. Black Lawrence Press only accepts submissions via Submittable.

Representative Authors: 

Fiction: Jacob M. Appel, Marcel Jolley, Christopher Torockio, Jen Michalski, Tracy DeBrincat Poetry: Abayomi Animashaun, Mary Biddinger, Bruce Cohen, Matthew Gavin Frank, Brent Goodman, Laura McCullough, Marc McKee, Frank Montesonti, Charlotte Pence, Kevin Pilkington, Marcela Sulak, Michele Battiste, Sarah Suzor Multiple Genres: TJ Beitelman, Helen Marie Casey, B.C. Edwards, Carol Guess, Daniele Pantano, David Rigsbee, Joe Wilkins

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-8
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Ingram
Publishing type: 

Bottom Dog Press/ Bird Dog Publishing

Basic Information
P.O. Box 425
City: 
Huron
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
44839
Contact Information
Larry
Smith
Director
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

We are a literary small press and have 5 series at Bottom Dog Press: Midwest, Working Lives, Harmony, Memoirs, and Appalachian Writing. We've also done some America Zen books. Query online with a concise message describing your book and its possible audience and sales potential. Be practical. Bird Dog Publishing is done publish on demand for select poetry.

We have a reading fee of $20, and that includes a critique of your work and return. We do not generally work with agents. We're a strong mid-sized publisher with 186 books.

Representative Authors: 

Julia Watts, Jeff Gundy, Jeanne Bryner, Mary Minick, Joanne Jacobson, Jim Daniels, Larry Smith, Kenneth Patchen, Maj Ragain, Robert Flanagan, Allen Frost, Christina Lovin, Shari Wagner, et al

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4
Distributors: 
Ingram, Baker & Taylor

CavanKerry Press

Basic Information
5 Horizon Road, #2403
City: 
Fort Lee
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
07024
Contact Information
Gabriel
Cleveland
Director & Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Essay collections
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Aug 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

CavanKerry Press seeks materials from the broadest range of writers, including people of color and people with disabilities. We are partial to the writer whose distinct voice is emotionally accessible and daring. We discourage victim-ridden, pedagogic, politically preachy or sentimental material. CKP does not publish self-help, how-to, romance or sci-fi. For more info, see cavankerrypress.org/submit

Please review guidelines before submitting manuscripts.

Familiarize yourself with some of CavanKerry's work. You can find a sample of the quality of our authors and the type of work we publish over at https://www.cavankerrypress.org/words-to...

Representative Authors: 

Robert Cording, Mary Ruefle, Ross Gay, Catherine Doty, Jack Wiler, Andrea Carter Brown, Sondra Gash

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Varies
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
The Chicago Distribution Center at the University of Chicago Press
Publishing type: 

Graywolf Press

Basic Information
250 Third Avenue North
Suite 600
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55401
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about thirty books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combines a distinct voice with a distinct vision.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited submissions outside of open periods and contests. Check our submissions page for more information about the reading periods for contests.

Representative Authors: 

Vijay Seshadri, Percival Everett, Tracy K. Smith, Tony Hoagland, Claudia Rankine, Benjamin Percy, Sven Birkerts, Per Petterson, Linda Gregg, Tiphanie Yanique, Leslie Jamison, Ander Monson, J. Robert Lennon, Robert Boswell, Alyson Hagy, Mary Jo Bang, Kevin Barry, Geoff Dyer, Deborah Baker, Josh Cohen, J. Robert Lennon, Steve Stern

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3 on average

Heyday

Basic Information
P.O. Box 9145
City: 
Berkeley
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94709
Contact Information
Emmerich
Anklam
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books (www.heydaybooks.com/books) to learn more about our areas of interest.

For information on submitting a proposal to us, go to www.heydaybooks.com/contact and under "Click a section below for more information," click on "Submission Guidelines."

Please include the following in your submission:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.
Representative Authors: 

Obi Kaufmann, John Muir Laws, Deborah A. Miranda

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4–8
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Publishers Group West/Ingram

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