Ashland Creek Press

Basic Information
2305 Ashland Street
Suite C417
City: 
Ashland
State: 
Oregon
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
97520
Contact Information
Midge
Raymond
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Short story collections
Novel
Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
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

Ashland Creek Press is a small, independent publisher of books for a better planet. Our mission is to publish a range of books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect. We award a prize for environmental literature, The Siskiyou Prize (www.siskiyouprize.com), and publish anthologies in both fiction and nonfiction (Among Animals and Writing for Animals).

Please read our submission guidelines and study our current titles to get a feel for what we publish. In all genres, we have a strong focus on the environment and animal protection. We are open to unsolicited submissions during two reading periods per year. (Please note that we don't currently publish poetry or books for children.)

Representative Authors: 

Mindy Mejia Julie Christine Johnson Jacki Skole Jennifer Caloyeras Gwyn Hyman Rubio JoeAnn Hart John Colman Wood Jean Ryan

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
currently about 50% are first-time authors
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

Sisyphus

Basic Information
5 Del Mar Court
Orinda
California
United States
94563
Contact Information
Charles
Entrekin
Managing 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: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2011
Representative Authors: 
Luke Wallin, Alicia Ostriker, Dr. Claire Bown, Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Dr. Jeff Kane, Grace Grafton, Eric K. Ward, Thomas Metzinger, Herbert Woodward Martin
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free

We seek pieces with a point of view that might not be easily published elsewhere (hence Sisyphus with his rock and his hill). While we aren’t trying to convert opposing points of view, we do hope to offer important contributions that will further discussion and even sway some people. We are looking for a high level of craft, the specific rather than the general, the instance that makes a powerful statement rather than broad political diatribe.

S/tick

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Canada
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Contact Information
Sarah-Jean
Krahn
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Elaine Woo, Elisabeth Blair, Catherine Lee, Vanane Borian, Heather Lee Rogers, Rachael Z. Ikins, merlin flower, M. E. Gallucci, Anastasia Walker, Julie Jordan Avritt, Sarah Bigham, Jade Ramsey, Clara A. B. Joseph, luke kurtis, Ebony Williams, Stephanie Dickinson
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

S/tick is a vibrant mag with a lively community that appeared on the scene in April 2012. We aim to publish bright and touching work from both new and established authors. While work with a feminist consciousness that challenges the status quo and says things that are difficult to say may be hard to find a home for, it's exactly what we're looking for. S/tick provides a place for women and feminists to share their grief, anger, and joy.

Please send submissions of your art and creative writing with a biting feminist bent! Ensure your submission is related somehow to issues of interest to women, unless a themed issue specifies otherwise.

Dorian Karchmar

William Morris Endeavor
11 Madison Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10010

The Wayfarer Magazine

Basic Information
PO Box 1442
Pawcatuck
Connecticut
United States
06379
Contact Information
L.M.
Browning
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Distributors: 
Ingram
Year Founded: 
2012
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Authors representative of the work we seek would be: Barry Lopez, Joanna Macy, Gary Snyder, David Abram, Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Annie Dillard, David Whyte, Cheryl Strayed, Jack Kerouac, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
https://thewayfarer.homeboundpublications.com/
Issue Price: 
E-version: 2.99 | Print: $12.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Up to 10

Since 2012, The Wayfarer has been offering literature, interviews, and art with the intention to inspires our readers, enrich their lives, and highlight the power for agency and change-making that each individual holds.

By our definition, a wayfarer is one whose inner compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering. The Wayfarer’s mission as a publication is to foster a community of contemplative voices and provide readers with resources and perspectives that support them in their own journey.

As we move into our 7th year, in the face of these frightening times we must endure, we renew our commitment to our readers to be a space of solace and our pledge to advocate for marginalized communities, the arts, and environmental conservation.

Collective Unrest

Basic Information
San Diego
California
United States
Contact Information
Marisa
Crane
Editor
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: 
2018

Collective Unrest is an underground resistance magazine. The art, writings, stories, reports, and illustrations contained herein are meant to produce a feeling of humanity, social unity, unrest, and urgency. This space exists as a sounding board, driven to better the existence of all humans.

All work must somehow relate to our message of political resistance, unrest, and unity. Share your human experience. Don’t filter yourself, but we also don’t want vitriolic and hateful submissions. Hate is the reason we are here, the very force we’re fighting against.

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: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Oct 1 to Mar 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited 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. We feature 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 we are 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.

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 Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting 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. Because of the high volume of electronic submissions, we do not respond unless interested. 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, entry in our annual contests, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, is an 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

Appalachia

Basic Information
10 City Square
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02129
Contact Information
Christine
Woodside
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Distributors: 
Appalachian Mountain Club
Year Founded: 
1876
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
We published Mary Oliver's work for many years. Poetry: Wally Swist, Francis Blessington, John Smelcer, Todd Davis. Prose: Elissa Ely, Ben Montgomery, W.D. Wetherell, Sandy Stott, Lisa Densmore Ballard, Stephen Kurczy, Blair Braverman, Sally Manikian.
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$18 for one year. $32 for two years. $42 for three years.
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2

Appalachia welcomes narrative, historical, and science essays on the following topics: mountain, wilderness, and backcountry adventure; technical climbing; canoeing and kayaking; nature and climate change; and land ethics. We work far ahead and publish twice a year. Submit to Christine.woodside@gmail.com.

Enter our Waterman Fund Essay Contest by mid-winter each year. Appalachia  cosponsors this with the Waterman Fund (Waterman fund.org). Emerging writers (have not published major work nationally) may submit 2,000 to 3,000-word essays on the role and place of wilderness in the modern world. First prize, $1500. Second prize $500. Both will be published online and  in Appalachia.  Essay winners will be selected and announced by midsummer. An emerging writer is considered someone who has a solid writing background or interest, but has not yet published a major work of prose on this topic or been featured in national publications. Submit to essays@watermanfund.org.

Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments

Basic Information
P.O. Box 41484
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85717
Contact Information
Simmons
Buntin
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
Reading Period: 
Sep 3 to Apr 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
1997
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>Jane Hirshfield, Scott Russell Sanders, Camille Dungy, Joe Wilkins, Robert Wrigley, Kurt Caswell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ana Maria Spagna, Juan Morales, Wendell Berry, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Amanda Hawkins, Kathryn Miles, Elizabeth Dodd, Lauret Savoy, and Taylor Brorby</p>
Issues per Year: 
N/A
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
8 per year

A place-based literary and technical journal published on a rolling basis and using editorials, poetry, essays, fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, artwork, videos, and case studies to explore the nexus between our built and natural environments.

Please use our online submission tool at sub.terrain.org. We also have an annual contest in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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