Pen-L Publishing

Basic Information
12 W. Dickson St. #4455
City: 
Fayetteville
State: 
Arkansas
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
72702
Contact Information
Duke
Pennell
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
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

Are you looking for a good read? Fiction or nonfiction, our books will tickle the imagination and tantalize the mind. Our mission is to discover and promote new, talented authors. You'll find their finest work here.

Please read and follow the submission requirements at http://www.Pen-L.com/Submissions.html. If you have a story that's compelling and well-written, we want to see it. If you have a book that helps people in some way, we want to see it. We're in the business of entertaining and informing. If you have a work that fits the bill and is ready for market, we want to talk to you.

Representative Authors: 

Amy Hale Auker, Nancy Hartney, Ron Parham, Pamela Foster, T. Lloyd Winetski

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
6

Summertime Publications Inc

Basic Information
4115 East Palo Verde Drive
City: 
Phoenix
State: 
Arizona
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
85018
Contact Information
Summertime
Publications
Submissions
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
May 1 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Summertime originally specialized in quality books about France (Best Paris Stories, WWII Voices, Sorbonne Confidential, and Tita, nominated for the Paris Book Award).
However we now also accept submissions in other areas,such as literary fiction (Bonds of Love and Blood, pubdate 2016; Drifting Too Far From The Shore, pubdate Sep 2016) sci-fi (The Eden Paradox Series), mass market entertainment, memoir and how-to.
We are looking for literary talent and writers with something interesting to say.

Please send text of submissions in the body of the email, not in an attached file unless specifically requested.

Representative Authors: 

Our authors tend to be a mix of established writers who have already published books with traditional publishers as well as some talented debuts. Authors include: Marylee MacDonald, Niles Reddick,Hilary Kaiser, Francis Gendlin, Laurel Zuckerman, Marie Houzelle, Barry Kirwan.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2

WordFarm

Basic Information
140 Lakeside Ave
Ste A-303
City: 
Seattle
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
98122
Contact Information
Andrew
Craft
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes

We love a good story--whether it's revealed in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. We are interested in fresh, fun, quirky voices. We are interested in work that explores spiritual themes, and we have a soft spot for writers who cannot get this kind of work accepted by "commercial" publishers.

We are currently closed to new submissions, having reached our publication goals for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Representative Authors: 

Chances are you've not heard of our authors before, though we think you ought to meet soon! Check out John Leax, Paul Willis, Jeanne Murray Walker, Luci Shaw, James Zoller, Stacy Barton, Lynda Rutledge, Ruth Goring, Alan Michael Parker, Tania Runyan, Bryan Dietrich, Erin Keane, Rane Arroyo, Debra Reinstra, Dave Harrity, Jessie van Eerden and more!

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1 per year

Wising Up Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 2122
City: 
Decatur
State: 
Georgia
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
30031-2122
Contact Information
Charles
Brockett
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

We are a press with a clear social mission, fostering an appreciation of the rewards and challenges of pluralism at every level in society, and, most importantly, an interest in the role that art, particularly story, can play in making inclusion easier for all of us. We call our approach Finding the We in Them, the Us in You. The books and anthologies we publish foster this mission. We are also a press with professional skills in writing, editing, and publishing, and we exercise a strong curatorial function in the work we choose—we want to publish books readers return to for years.

We want authentic voices and well-crafted work that makes us think, opens our hearts and is ABOUT something. Please read our guidelines and subject categories carefully. Look at our publishing philosophy and some of our publications to see if our approach to writing and publishing echoes with yours. Use the questions in the personal statement to help you think through whether this feels like a good match. Our writers engage collaboratively with the press for two years and that needs to feel like an engaging opportunity and not an obligation. Query us if uncertain. We respond to formal submissions within two months, in a way that writers have something to grow on. Please be as considerate of our time. Note that when you submit we ask for a commitment to publish with us if we accept.

Representative Authors: 

Heather Tosteson, Kerry Langan, Kathleen Housley, Maria Nazos

Red Fez Publications

Basic Information
5 ---------- DRIVE
JACKSONVILLE
Illinois
United States
62650
Contact Information
Michele
McDannold
Director of Print and Special Projects
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: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Misti Rainwater-Lites, Paul Corman-Roberts, FN Wright, AD Winans, MK Chavez, Karl Koweksi, James H. Duncan, Robert Louis Henry, Luis Rivas, Susan Yount, Pela Via, Samuel Snoek-Brown, April Michelle Bratten, Jenni Fagan, Laura Rheaume, Margaret Karmazin, James Valvis, Derek Richards, Jeffery Van den engh, Joseph Ridgwell. </p>
Issues per Year: 
12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-25

We obey no genre and take anything from limericks to fantasy to genres yet invented. Our key desires are originality, accessibility and quality. We like work with a point, something to say or some sort of inner majic that gives greater meaning to the pretty words and thrilling plots. That said, we're not really sure what we’re looking for until we've seen it, so give us a try. Published online monthly, Red Fez Publications features poetry and prose outside of the narrow, academic stream. Red Fez is committed to bringing light to underground and under-recognized writers and writing.

Please do NOT send snail mail submissions. Use the submission form on the website. Read the guidelines and past issues to get a feel for what we like.

Tikkun

Basic Information
2342 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 1200
Berkeley
California
United States
94704
Contact Information
Joshua
Bernstein
Fiction Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Representative Authors: 
We've published poems by Christian Wiman, Bruce Smith, and C. K. Williams, among others, and we've run stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, Francine Prose, and Leslie Epstein, among others.
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000

We especially like stories, poems, and non-fiction pieces that deal with the spiritual, progressive, regenerative, and transformative elements of life. We’re also highly drawn to works about religion, Israel/Palestine, the Mideast conflicts, and social justice. Please keep in mind that ours is a global, multi-faith readership, and while we appreciate non-English expressions, the language needs to be broadly accessible.

Works must be under 3,000 words to be published in the print magazine. While we have no set lengths for web pieces, works over 5000 words will have to be especially impressive to warrant publication. Novel excerpts are fine provided that they can stand alone. All works will be considered for both the print edition and online. We also welcome simultaneous submissions provided we’re notified in the cover letter and informed immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work, and we require that all submissions be made through our online system. Please submit only one story at a time and no more than three per year.

Rock & Sling

Basic Information
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane
Washington
United States
99251
Contact Information
Thom
Caraway
Editor-in-chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
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: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
Christopher Howell, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Ray Amorosi, Kevin Goodan, Barbara Crooker, Nancy Mairs, Jessi van Eerden, Gerry LaFemina, Simon Perchik, Melanie Rae Thon, Amy McCann, Benjamin Myers.
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
$18
Issue Price: 
$10

The editors of Rock & Sling want to be surprised, more than anything. Surprised at the solidity of your work, the beauty of it, the tension in it, the argument of it, the freshness of it, the experiment of it. We live in a mysterious, challenging, fraught world, and we look for work that engages, challenges, or extends those realities. Work that puts us in peril.

Engage difficulty.
Avoid adverbs.
Surprise us.
Risk failure.
Do not dwell in abstraction; engage the senses.

Image

Basic Information
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle
Washington
United States
98119
Contact Information
Gregory
Wolfe
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Scott Cairns, Robert Coles, Annie Dillard, Oscar Hijuelos, John Irving, William Kennedy, Philip Levine, Bret Lott, Kathleen Norris, Mary Oliver, Ann Patchett, Marilynne Robinson, Richard Rodriguez, Mary Szybist, John Updike, Wim Wenders, Elie Wiesel, Richard Wilbur, and Christian Wiman.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
$39.95
Issue Price: 
$12
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-3

Image is a unique forum for the best writing and artwork that are informed by -- or grapple with -- religious faith.

If you're mailing your submission, please include a cover letter and SASE for response.

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: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to May 1
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
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>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.

Tipton Poetry Journal

Basic Information
642 Jackson Street
Brownsburg
Indiana
United States
46112
Contact Information
Barry
Harris
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
William Aarnes, Gilbert Allen, Arlene Ang, Shaindel Beers, CL Bledsoe, Leah Browning, Matthew Brennan, Richard Alan Bunch, Edward Byrne, Antonia Clark, Jared Carter, Jessie Carty, Martha Clarkson, Joan Colby, Liz Dolan, William Doreski, Liz Gallagher, Carol Hamilton, Linda Lee Harper, Joseph Heithaus, Paul Hostovsky, Allan Johnstone, Jennifer Juneau, George Kalamaras, JL Kato, Michael Keshigian, Robert S. King, Norbert Krapf, Sarah Layden, Donal Mahoney, Corey Mesler, George Moore, Sally Molini, Erin Murphy, Kristine Ong Muslim, Erin Myers, Mary C. O’Malley, Thomas Alan Orr, Robert Parham, Allan Peterson, Simon Perchik, Richard Pflum, Roger Pfingston, Timothy Pilgrim, Donald Platt, Donna Pucciani, Doug Ramspeck, Stephen R. Roberts, Dennis Saleh, David Shumate, Ray Succre, James Tipton, Shari Wagner, Martin Willitts Jr., Frederick Zydek
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
N/A
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
15

Tipton Poetry Journal, located in the heartland of the Midwest, publishes quality poetry from Indiana and around the world.

Poems with the best chance for acceptance are quality free verse which evokes a shared sense of common humanity. The Tipton Poetry Journal is published in Indiana, so themes with a regional focus are encouraged. However, less than 25% of our contributors are from Indiana with a few from outside the United States. Submit 3-5 poems via our submissions manager. If simultaneous submission, please submit each poem separately via http://tiptonpoetryjournal.submittable.com

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