Wet Cement Press publishes small handheld books of fiction, poetry and hybrid genius. Our tastes in literature run toward the lyrical and spontaneous, the raw and unsmooth.
Our goal has always been to publish the very best poetry and prose we can find in carefully-edited, hand-trimmed & hand-tied chapbooks; to work in close collaboration with authors through the production process; and to present a wide aesthetic range from both established and emerging writers.
Visit our website to read sample work from our authors. We're interested in your work, not your reputation, and have a special fondness for odd ducks. Reading periods are typically six weeks long for each of our open series. Especially interested in new & emerging voices from the widest possible range of experience.
We are seeking beautifully-written, imaginative, and original short stories by new and veteran writers. Our favorite kinds of stories are those that are still emotionally haunting long after their plots have slipped from our memories, the fingerprints of their ghosts left behind on our day-to-day lives.
Please read Submission Guidelines carefully.
Sonder primarily focuses on publishing and supporting the work of young, new, and barely published artists. Sonder accepts poetry, fiction, photography, digital art, and other purely original works. Have something else you think we may like? Send it in, we are always accepting submissions.
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.
Elsewhere cares only about the line / no line. We want short prose works (flash fiction, prose poetry, nonfiction) that cross, blur, and/or mutilate genre. We publish six writers and one photo quarterly. Give us your homeless, your animals, your lunch money: we're hungry.
Night Picnic is a bilingual journal of literature and art which publishes work in both English and Russian. We translate our authors' work into Russian. We accept novels, novellas, plays, short and flash stories, fairytales for adults, poetry, interviews, essays (including popular science essays), letters to the editors, and artwork.
We encourage authors to submit all that is strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional. We do NOT publish memoirs, heavy science fiction, political essays, and pornography. We do NOT publish manuscripts with chauvinistic and fascistic tendencies. You must be at least 18 years old to submit.
Black Sun Lit is the publisher of Vestiges, an irregularly printed journal of prose, poetry, essay, translation, and art that envelops a specific idea or theme unique to each issue.
Themes, submission guidelines, and open reading periods for Vestiges vary: Subscribe to the BSL mailing list or follow @BlackSunLit for announcements and related information.
digital vestiges is an online series of fragments and ephemera. Black Sun Lit's longest running publishing platform, digital vestiges seeks poetry, prose, works in translation, hybrid works, interviews with writers and artists, and/or short works of drama.
Black Sun Lit is a print and digital literary press that endeavors to introduce, promote, and support both emerging and experienced writers whose work has little representation—or minimal exposure—in a reading world largely governed by commercial publishing.
As of May 20, 2016, Black Sun Lit no longer accepts unsolicited book manuscripts.