Forge

Basic Information
1610 S. 22nd
Lincoln
Nebraska
United States
68502
Contact Information
Leif
Milliken
General Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
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: 
No payment
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
free
Issue Price: 
price of paper copies varies according to length
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
between 1 and 3

Without restricting ourselves to a particular genre, media, or theme, we aim to publish interesting, quality works, and every issue has a unique flavour.

Each of our two General Editors takes ownership of at least one issue per year, acting as the chief editor (or Uber-editor) for a particular issue, and leaves one issue per year open for a Guest Editor to act as Uber-editor.  This is just one more way in which Forge celebrates the diversity of contributors while exercising our own unique style, issue by issue.

Send submissions as .doc and .txt submissions via email to forgejournal@gmail.com. We prefer submissions not be pasted into the body of an email, though we recognize that sometimes this cannot be avoided.

Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Basic Information
104 Adelphi St
#422
Brooklyn
New York
United States
11205
Contact Information
Sakina
Fakhri & Diana McClure
Co-editors
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
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
Year Founded: 
2015
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
4
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

We love work that is linguistically, intellectually, and emotionally demanding of the reader. We want literary fiction that grows in complexity upon each visitation; we enjoy ornate, cerebral, and voluptuous prose executed with thematic intent. Writers we admire are Zadie Smith, Virginia Woolf, Tom Wolfe, Charles Dickens, Thomas Mann, Robert Musil, Tom Stoppard, Vladimir Nabokov and James Baldwin.

Every piece published in AZURE appears alongside a customized black & white sketch that is devised and executed by our in-house illustrator.

We accept literary fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, screenplays, stageplays, fragments, meanderings, philosophy and poetry.  We are not concerned with genre distinctions; we want only for it to be thoughtful, intelligent, and beautiful. All writers tend to develop a scrap heap of brilliant writing - sharp dialogue that has been cut in service of a plot, a philosophical tirade that can't quite be couched in a narrative, a stunning imagistic landscape of linguistic pyrotechnics that deserves an audience... literary beauty that cannot necessarily be expressed in more than bursts and fragments. 

WordTech Editions

Basic Information
P.O. Box 541106
Cincinnati, OH 45254-1106
City: 
Cincinatti
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
45254-1106
Contact Information
Kevin
Walzer
Poetry Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Subgenres: 

Alternative Book Press

Basic Information
2 Timber Lane Suite 301
City: 
Marlboro
State: 
New Jersey
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
07746
Contact Information
Nelson
Lowhim
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Alternative Book Press is a new publishing company established in October 2012 by Columbia University and Cornell University graduates with the following aim in view: To identify and publish genuine, pathbreaking works reflecting alternative viewpoints far away from the huge volumes of matter in publishing today. Works that stand out. Works that are not written primarily from the point of view of sales, but rather works that will be seen 50 or 100 years from now as of lasting import.

400 word synopsis and no more than 5 pages of manuscript

Representative Authors: 

Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Aaron Grunn, AR Shane, Frank Rushton, Fanto Frunze, Alex Moty, Elizabeth Moore, R Dean Johnson, Robert K Gardner, Jim Dietz, Kathleen Xue, David Grother, Tanya Nichols, James Williams, Jude Ezeilo, Steve Romagnoli

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
ABA, Ingrams
Publishing type: 

Moss

Basic Information
407 W Howe St
Seattle
Washington
United States
98119
Contact Information
Alex
Davis-Lawrence
Details
Genres Published: 
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
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Issues per Year: 
3
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Issue Price: 
Free to read online

Moss is a venue for showcasing and supporting writers of the Pacific Northwest, with a special focus on emerging talent and a mission of celebrating and preserving the Northwest’s robust literary culture. Moss is published online three times annually, with each volume collected in an annual print anthology. “...where place-based writing is often a buzzword, the journal provides an in-depth examination into what it means for writing to be 'Northwestern.'” —Bill Carty, City Arts

We accept fiction and non-fiction submissions on a rolling basis; response time may vary based on the issue schedule. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer submissions of at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate. We are not accepting poetry at this time. Submissions are limited to current residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia and those with a substantial connection to the region. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please send only one submission, attached as a Word document, to mosslit [at] gmail [dot] com. Moss pays $125 for each accepted piece. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit.

Not Your Mother's Breast Milk

Basic Information
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60201
Contact Information
William
Grant
Editor-In-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Audio
Video
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
Year Founded: 
2016
Distributors: 
N/A
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
N/A
Issues per Year: 
We publish constantly throughout the year.
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Many, we work more as an art blog.

 

  Not Your Mothers Breast Milk is an art blog dedicated to sharing stories about the human experience, connecting with one another, and giving artists an outlet to express their struggles and successes on this journey through life.

     We're looking for something that makes us feel. It can make us feel joy, sadness, anger, silliness, etc, etc. Just make us feel something. 

     Have a piece that you love that maybe needs a little more work? Send it in! Our editing team will look it over and give you feedback about how you could make it stronger! When submitting, put "Tweak" in the subject line to let us know you want feedback on it!

Writing Knights

Basic Information
PO Box 9364
City: 
Canton
State: 
Ohio
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
44711
Contact Information
Azriel
Johnson
Director
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
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

Focused on words and quality. We do not ascribe to nepotism.

We are currently only considering FOURPLAY submissions OR submissions to 'The Wayward Sword' litmag.

We accept full length, chapbook and mixed-media/visual submissions from November 1 to December 31 ONLY! If you submit outside of these times, we might respond with correction, or we might just ignore your submission entirely, depending on the urgency of the projects we are working on.

Please read through ALL GUIDELINES thoroughly.

Do NOT send snail mail submissions.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1-12
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishing type: 

Gathering Storm Magazine

Basic Information
P.O. Box 9991
Fayetteville
Arkansas
United States
72703
Contact Information
Michael
McHenry
Editor-in-Chief
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
E-publication
Print
Audio
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: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2017
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
N/A
Issue Price: 
1.99
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
6-10

Gathering Storm Magazine (GSM) publishes fictional short stories of 2,000 words or less based on the themes for that issue, always an old saying, proverb, or maxim. All genres accepted, but preference to horror, sic-fi, and fantasy.

See Submission Guidelines for Best Possible Outcome because the instructions are very important.

Sequestrum

Basic Information
The Editors
Iowa City
Iowa
United States
52240
Contact Information
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: 
Cash
Representative Authors: 
<p>Early contributors include Brian Doyle, Jacob M. Appel, R.T. Smith, Eric Pankey, Rebecca Cook, Laurie Frankel, Devin Murphy, Adam Mcomber, Judy Kronenfeld, Sandra Kohler, Ken Fifer, Charles Rafferty, Emma Bolden, and many more; all of whom equally represent the unique voice of Sequestrum. Featured writers of the Best American anthologies, Guggenheim Fellows, Pulitzer Prize nominees, editors of major periodicals, award-winning novelists, and many emerging and even first-time writers. </p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$2.50
Issue Price: 
$2.50
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Sequestrum publishes new, emerging, and internationally-acclaimed writers of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cross-genre. All publications are paired with a unique visual component with the goal of fostering and exposing our writers to a large literary audience. We seek innovative contemporary literature with an honest voice which grows from a vision and passion for craft.

We seek concise, evocative writing without regard to any particular school of poetry or fiction. Visit our archives for an idea of editorial focus. Successful writers are prolific readers.

Keyhole Press

Basic Information
240 Morton Avenue
City: 
Nashville
State: 
Tennessee
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
37211
Contact Information
Peter
Cole
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
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Currently we only publish books by a small roster of authors who are interested in releasing multiple books with us, rather than publishing anywhere and everywhere, as quickly as possible. We are only interested in submissions from authors that want to stay with us for multiple books.

Read at least one of our other books before submitting.

Representative Authors: 

William Walsh
Stephanie Johnson
Shellie Zacharia
Aaron Burch
Carrie Murphy
Nicolle Elizabeth

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