Black Lawrence Press

Basic Information
326 Bigham Street
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
15211
Contact Information
Diane
Goettel
Executive Editor
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

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature: novels, short story collections, poetry, and translations (from the German). We hold open reading periods during the months of June and November. We also hold several contests each year.

Black Lawrence is a selective press. Number of previous publications is unimportant; what matters is the quality of the work. Please send your best work. Black Lawrence Press only accepts submissions via Submittable.

Representative Authors: 

Fiction: Jacob M. Appel, Marcel Jolley, Christopher Torockio, Jen Michalski, Tracy DeBrincat
Poetry: Abayomi Animashaun, Mary Biddinger, Bruce Cohen, Matthew Gavin Frank, Brent Goodman, Laura McCullough, Marc McKee, Frank Montesonti, Charlotte Pence, Kevin Pilkington, Marcela Sulak, Michele Battiste, Sarah Suzor
Multiple Genres: TJ Beitelman, Helen Marie Casey, B.C. Edwards, Carol Guess, Daniele Pantano, David Rigsbee, Joe Wilkins

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
4-8

A Midsummer Night's Press

Basic Information
c/o CJS
16 West 36th Street
City: 
New York
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10018
Contact Information
Lawrence
Schimel
publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Independent poetry press publishing primarily under the imprints Body Language (LGBT and sexuality) and Fabula Rasa (myth and fairy tale). We also co-publish the Sapphic Classics series with Sinister Wisdom Magazine. We began a new series in 2014, Periscope, focusing on poetry in translation by women.

Submitting to our anthologies is the best step toward book publication with us. Our list is full for the near future, so we are not open to unsolicited submissions for book projects at this time.

Representative Authors: 

Achy Obejas, Charles Ardai, Rachel Pollack, Rigoberto González, Francesca Lia Block, Raymond Luczak, Julie R. Enszer, Jane Yolen, Roz Kaveney, David Bergman, Brane Mozetic, Julie Marie Wade, Michael Broder, Cheryl Clarke, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Kätlin Kaldmaa, Care Santos, Jana Putrle Srdic, Pat Parker

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
5 of our 1st 7 titles first poetry collections

Cervena Barva Press

Basic Information
P.O. Box 440357
City: 
W. Somerville
State: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
02144-3222
Contact Information
Gloria
Mindock
Editor and Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 2 to Feb 10
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

Cervena Barva Press was founded in April of 2005. The press solicits poetry, fiction, and plays from various writers around the world, and holds open contests regularly for its chapbooks, postcards, broadsides and full-length books. We publish writers who have a strong voice and who take risks with language.

Please follow guidelines

Representative Authors: 

Flavia Cosma, Rodica Draghincescu,Susan Tepper, Catherine Sasanov, Gary Fincke, Doug Holder, Glenn Sheldon, George Held, Lucille Lang Day, Mary Bonina, Mark Pawlak, Eric Greinke, Andrey Gritsman,Jaromir Horec,Juri Talvet
Alexander J.Motyl,Grzegorz Wroblewski, Dmytro Pavlychko, Claudia Serea, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Steven Schreiner, Sami Shalom Chetrit,Joanna Kurowska, Denis Emorine

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
7 (including chapbook authors)
Subgenres: 

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

McPherson & Company

Basic Information
P.O. Box 1126
City: 
Kingston
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
12402
Contact Information
Bruce
McPherson
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months

An independent house since 1974, McPherson & Company publishes contemporary English and American fiction, 20th C. international fiction in translation, nonfiction in the areas of art theory, ethnography, and (rarely) belles lettres. We published the 2010 fiction winner of the National Book Award, Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.

Query first, preferably by email. Unrequested manuscripts will not be read or returned.

Representative Authors: 

Lindsay Hill, Robert Kelly, Jaimy Gordon, Eugene Mirabelli, Ursule Molinaro, Pamela Zoline, Paul West, Anna Maria Ortese, Giorgio Manganelli, Howard McCord, Sergio Ramirez, Thomas McEvilley, Michael Joyce, Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Ascher/Straus, Mary Butts, Paul Ableman, Valery Larbaud, John Shors, Barbara Roether

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
1

Outpost19

Basic Information
301 Coleridge Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
California
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
94110
Contact Information
Jon
Roemer
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
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

Provocative reading. Literary, engaged, independent, forward-leaning. Exceptional fiction. Unexpected essays. Voices to be reckoned with... Our fiction belongs to a broad range of traditions. Our non-fiction explores the different ways we engage our culture and ourselves.

Please use our submission manager at http://outpost19.com/about MS Word docs or PDFs preferred.

Representative Authors: 

Harriet Scott Chessman, Phong Nguyen, Micah Perks, Fred Leebron, Michelle Herman, Dave Housley, David Winner, Eric Freeze, Lisa Reisman, Douglas Watson, Daniel Mueller, Eric Barnes, Matthew Vollmer, Charles McLeod, David R. Slavitt, Mindy Hung

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
Several

Folded Word

Basic Information
79 Tracy Way
City: 
Meredith
State: 
New Hampshire
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
03253
Contact Information
J.S.
Graustein
Editor in Chief
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

Folded Word is a literary press that explores the world one voice at a time. As a micro-press, Folded Word takes great care in the production of a very limited list of print chapbooks each year. Its authors must take an active role in promoting their titles. Authors need not be US residents.

Read and follow the submission guidelines on our website carefully. Please familiarize yourself with our recent titles so you know what we are looking for. Unsolicited queries, only.

Representative Authors: 

Mel Bosworth
Elizabeth J. Coleman
Darla K. Crist
Joseph Hutchison
Dorothee Lang
Miguel Lupián
William O'Daly
Samantha Priestley
Julie Warther

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2

Parlor Press

Basic Information
3015 Brackenberry Drive
City: 
Anderson
State: 
South Carolina
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
29621
Contact Information
David
Blakesley
Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months

We are especially interested in collections that use language to dramatize a singular vision of experience, a mastery of craft, a deep knowledge of poetic tradition, and a willingness to take risks. The series is oriented toward free verse, but we will happily consider other forms.

Parlor Press also publishes creative nonfiction and fiction but submissions are by invitation only. The data listed here refers to the Free Verse Editions Series, edited by Jon Thompson. We are launching a new series on poetics called "Illuminations" in 2017.

Representative Authors: 

Geraldine Monk, Hannah Craig, Donald Platt, Derek Gromadzki, Matthew Cooperman, Guillevic, L.S. Klatt, Allison Funk, Monica Berlin, Beth Marzoni, Jesus Losada, Sarah Sousa, Valerio Magrelli, Eric Pankey, Siobhán Scarry, Ethel Rackin, Christopher Kondrich, Jennifer Atkinson, Brittany Perham, Michael Smith, Ethel Rackin, James Capozzi, Aidan Semmens, Jeongrye Choi, Christopher Sindt, Christopher Kondrich, Brenda Hillman, Emily Carr, Jennie Neighbors, Boyer Rickel, Dawn-Michelle Baude, Nicholas Benson, Attilio Bertolucci, Adam Clay, Ger Killeen, Thomas Lisk, Nicolas Pesques, Peter Riley, Cindy Savett, Morgan Lucas Schuldt, Cole Swensen, Jon Thompson, Jeffrey, Thompson, Daniel Tiffany

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2 or more (more in other subject areas)

Mayapple Press

Basic Information
362 Chestnut Hill Road
City: 
Woodstock
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
12498
Contact Information
Judith
Kerman
Publisher/Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months

Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We focus on literature not often celebrated by either the mainstream or the avant-garde. This includes poetry which is both challenging and accessible; women’s writing; Great Lakes/Northeast literature; the immigrant experience; science fiction poetry; Jewish literature; and poetry in translation.

We ONLY accept unsolicited submissions during our open periods, which are generally in summer but not every year. Please watch our Submissions page for open periods, and then submit using Submishmash, our online submissions program. Please do not submit except during open periods.

We do not accept hard-copy or email submissions, although email queries are fine.

Representative Authors: 

William Heyen, Eleanor Lerman, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Allison Joseph, Geof Hewitt, Conrad Hilberry, Howard Schwartz, Myra Sklarew, Chris Green, Brian Aldiss, Dennis Hinrichsen, Gerry LaFemina and Judith Minty.

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
about 50% are first books for the author
Publishing type: 

Wilderness House Literary Review

Basic Information
145 Foster Street
Littleton
Massachusetts
United States
01460
Contact Information
Steve
Glines
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
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
11% to 25%
Representative Authors: 
<p>John Hanson Mitchell, Denis Emorine, A. D. Winan, Lyn Lifshin, Affa Michael Weaver, Susan Tepper, Dennis Daly</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000

The Wilderness House Literary Review is a publication devoted to excellence in literature and the arts.

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