Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith

Basic Information
236 W. Reade Ave.
Upland
Indiana
United States
46989
Contact Information
Daniel
Bowman Jr
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Scott Cairns, Thom Caraway, Susanna Childress, Kelcey Parker Ervick, D.L. Mayfield, Kyle Minor, Natasha Oladokun, Charnell Peters, Tania Runyan, Luci Shaw, Jeddie Sophronius, Daniel Tobin, Prasanta Verma, Jeanne Murray Walker, Jeremiah Webster, Sara Zarr, Addie Zierman</p>
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$12/1-year; $22/2-year; $32/3-year
Issue Price: 
$12.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

For over a decade, Relief has helped shape the landscapes of faith and imagination for readers around the world. It features fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, and reviews by some of today’s finest literary practitioners, alongside emerging voices.

Relief eschews tidy “inspirational” writing that represses the troublesome and complex dimensions of our lives. Instead, it is dedicated to human flourishing through literature.

Above all, we want to be surprised, even thrilled, by work of artistic excellence—writing that shows the highest embodiment of craft while having something of deep importance to say.

River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative

Basic Information
401 College Avenue
Ashland
Ohio
United States
44805
Contact Information
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Digital
Print
Reading Periods: 
Sep 1 to Dec 1
Jan 1 to May 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Tom French, David Gessner, Dinty Moore, Margeret MacInnis, Donald Morrill, Steven Harvey, Floyd Skloot, Phillip Lopate, Maureen Stanton, Dustin Beall Smith, Jill Noel Kandel, Philip Gerard, Sydney Lea</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$25 one-year, $40 two-year, $10/issue auto-renew
Issue Price: 
$16
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

A journal combining the best of creative nonfiction, including narrative reportage, essays & memoir, with critical essays that examine the emerging genre & that explore the impact of nonfiction narrative on the lives of its writers, subjects, & readers. Where good writing counts and facts matter.

Please do not mail hard copy submissions as all hard copies will be returned unread. Note: We only publish creative nonfiction. Do not submit poetry or fiction as it will be returned unread.

Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
5877 Commerce Street
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15206
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Digital
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous 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: 
$59 / 4 issues
Issue Price: 
$16
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Its editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. The magazine is 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.

Natural Bridge

Basic Information
Natural Bridge
Department of English
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63121
Contact Information
Mary
Troy
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 to May 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Charles Baxter, David Haynes, Chinelo Okparanta, Timothy Liu, Joy Harjo, Michael Pritchett, and many others.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$10 for one year; $18 for two.
Issue Price: 
$8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Natural Bridge is committed to publishing the best new writing from established as well as emerging writers.

Please include a cover letter and an SASE for reply. Electronic submission is available and encouraged. See our website for more details. Submitting online is free with a subscription of our rock bottom price of ten dollars.

DIAGRAM

Basic Information
UA English, ML 445
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85721
Contact Information
Ander
Monson
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Print
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: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Mary Ruefle, Medbh McGuckian, Ben Marcus, Alissa Nutting, Loren Goodman, Paul Guest, Kij Johnson, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram</p>
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-4

Diagram is an electronic journal of text and art. As its name indicates, the editors are interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries.

Cover letters preferred. Electronic submissions strongly preferred.

Ecotone: Reimagining Place

Basic Information
Department of Creative Writing
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S College Road
Wilmington
North Carolina
United States
28403-5938
Contact Information
Ryan
Bloom
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Periods: 
Aug 15 to Aug 25
Aug 26 to Sep 2
Jan 20 to Jan 26
Jan 27 to Feb 2
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Kazim Ali, Destiny O. Birdsong, Belle Boggs, Brock Clarke, Maryann Corbett, Camille T. Dungy, Kim Coleman Foote, Silas House, Ashley M. Jones, Donika Kelly, Anna Maria Hong, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Craig Santos Perez </p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$24
Issue Price: 
$12.95

Each issue of Ecotone brings together the literary and scientific, the personal and biological, the urban and rural. Much of the writing we publish addresses the idea of place—overlapping habitats both real and aesthetic. It aims to bridge the gap between science and culture, to break out of the pen of the purely literary and wander freely among the disciplines.

Blueline

Basic Information
120 Morey Hall
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam
New York
United States
13676
Contact Information
Donald
McNutt
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Year Founded: 
1979
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
Volume 42 includes poetry by Michael Carrino, Elizabeth Coleman, Natalli Amato, Dale Hobson, Bonnie Sanders, Matt Spireng, and many others. This volume also collects a range of nonfiction essays by Mary Cuffe Perez, Amanda Treat, and others, as well as fiction by Phil Gallos, among many other exceptional regional writers. This year’s featured artist is the painter Catherine LaPointe Vollmer.
Issues per Year: 
1
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$15/year. $36 for 3-year subscription
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-5

Blueline seeks poems, stories, and essays relating to the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit, or focusing on the shaping influence of nature. We also seek essays that interpret the literature and/or culture of the Adirondack region or surrounding areas, including New York State, New England, or eastern Canada. Ecocritical essays or short non-fictional memoirs based in the culture of the region are especially welcome.

We publish both new and established writers and artists in every issue. You'll catch our attention if your writing is vigorous, interesting, and polished. We're not interested in effusive descriptions of scenery. We're looking for realistic approaches to the environment: the writing we publish expresses imagination, reflection, and insight about the natural world. Please proof your work for any errors before submitting. And please be patient: our modest editorial staff reads every submission before we make final announcements in mid-February.

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

Manic D Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 410804
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94141
Contact Information
Jennifer
Joseph
Editor/Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
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: 
3 to 6 months

Good writing in any genre. Manic D publishes a diverse spectrum of titles by a wide range of writers.  

Be familiar with our editorial aesthetic. Follow submission guidelines.

Representative Authors: 

Adrienne Su, Myriam Gurba, Jeffrey McDaniel, Justin Chin, Thea Hillman

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publishing type: 

Persea Books

Basic Information
90 Broad Street
Suite 2100
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10004
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 Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Persea Books is an independent, literary publishing house founded in 1975 by Michael Braziller and Karen Braziller, who still own and direct the company. Over the past decades, Persea has produced hundreds of engaging and consequential books. The aim of the press is to publish works that endure by meeting high standards of literary merit and relevance. We have often taken on important books other publishers have overlooked, or have made significant discoveries and rediscoveries, whether of a single work or writer's entire oeuvre.

Submissions queries should include a cover letter, author background and publication history, a synopsis of the proposed work, and a sample chapter. Please indicate if the work is simultaneously submitted. If you would like your manuscript returned to you, please enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage; otherwise, we will recycle it. At this time, due to our committment to the poets we already publish, we are limited in our ability to add new collections of poetry. For those who qualify for entry in our annual contests, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, are alternative means of submitting your poetry to Persea.

Representative Authors: 

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Paul Celan, Laura Cronk, Nazim Hikmet, Marie Howe, Meg Kearney, Dylan Landis, Earl Lovelace, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae, Pablo Medina, Patrick Rosal, Gary Soto, Sydney Wade, Michael White, Caki Wilkinson

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2-4

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