Natural Bridge

Basic Information
Natural Bridge
Department of English
St. Louis
Missouri
United States
63121
Contact Information
Mary
Troy
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 to May 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Charles Baxter, David Haynes, Chinelo Okparanta, Timothy Liu, Joy Harjo, Michael Pritchett, and many others.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
Less than 1,000
Subscription Price: 
$10 for one year; $18 for two.
Issue Price: 
$8.00
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Natural Bridge is committed to publishing the best new writing from established as well as emerging writers.

Please include a cover letter and an SASE for reply. Electronic submission is available and encouraged. See our website for more details. Submitting online is free with a subscription of our rock bottom price of ten dollars.

Michigan Quarterly Review

Basic Information
0576 Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor
Michigan
United States
48104-1070
Contact Information
H.R.
Webster
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Periods: 
Mar 1 to Apr 1
Aug 1 to Nov 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
1961
Distributors: 
University of Michigan
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
Margaret Atwood, Raymond Carver, Peter Ho Davies, Mary Gaitskill, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joyce Carol Oates, Marge Piercy, Virgil Suárez, Corey Van Landingham, Hanan al-Shaykh, Francine Prose, Elizabeth Alexander, Juan Cole, Joan Silber, James Wood, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock Broido, Anne Carson, Victoria Chang, Rita Dove, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Francine J. Harris, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Fady Joudah, Deborah Landau, Karen An-hwei Lee, Airea D. Matthews, Shane McCrae, Thylias Moss, Sharon Olds, Jacques Rancourt, Paisley Rekdal, Adrienne Rich, Mary Ruefle, sam sax, Danez Smith, Cathy Song.
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
1,000 to 2,500
Subscription Price: 
$35/year US; $50/year International
Issue Price: 
$10 issue; $7 back issues
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1-2

Michigan Quarterly Review embraces creative urgency and cultural relevance, aiming to challenge conventions and address long-overdue conversations.

As we continue to promote an expansive and inclusive vision, we seek work from established and emerging writers with diverse aesthetics and experiences. Please consult our submission guidelines for more information on reading periods and specifications. 

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Basic Information
Department of English, University of Houston
Houston
Texas
United States
77204-3013
Contact Information
Nick
Rattner
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Mar 1
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
6% to 10%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Carmen Boullosa, John D'Agata, Sharon Olds, Anne Carson, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Juan Villoro, Ocean Vuong, Srikanth Reddy, Junot Diaz, Adrian Matejka, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin Horrocks, Carl Phillips, Mary Gaitskill, Stuart Dybek, Andrea Lee, Aimee Bender, Jamaal May, Laura Kasischke, Tomaz Salamun, Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, Ocean Vuong, Melanie Rae Thon, Alan Heathcock, Pam Houston, Juan Felipe Herrera, Emma Straub, Kevin Brockmeier, Leslie Jamison, Dominic Smith, Ada Limón, Patricia Hampl, Steve Almond, Debra Spark, Paul Malezewski, Miguel Angel Rios, Lucie Brock-Broido.</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
One-Year for $26; Two-Year for $48
Issue Price: 
$15
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-5

Gulf Coast publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and critical art writing as well as reviews and interviews by both emerging and established writers. Each issue features two full-color art sections.

Please include SASE and note we are unable to read entire manuscripts, novellas, of submissions of more than one story (roughly 7,000 words) at a time.

We read submissions for Online Exclusives from January 26th to December 20th and for the Print Edition from September 1st through March 1st.

Subgenres: 

DIAGRAM

Basic Information
UA English, ML 445
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson
Arizona
United States
85721
Contact Information
Ander
Monson
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2000
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Mary Ruefle, Medbh McGuckian, Ben Marcus, Alissa Nutting, Loren Goodman, Paul Guest, Kij Johnson, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram</p>
Issues per Year: 
6
Circulation: 
Greater than 10,000
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
2-4

Diagram is an electronic journal of text and art. As its name indicates, the editors are interested in representations. In naming. In indicating. In schematics. In the labeling and taxonomy of things. In poems that masquerade as stories; in stories that disguise themselves as indices or obituaries.

Cover letters preferred. Electronic submissions strongly preferred.

Apple Valley Review

Basic Information
88 South 3rd Street
Suite 336
San Jose
California
United States
95113
Contact Information
Leah
Browning
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Formats: 
Online
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
2005
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Do-hyeon Ahn, Laura Lee Beasley, Cameron Conaway, Vince Corvaia, Thomas Andrew Green, Matthew Grice, Barry Jay Kaplan, Keetje Kuipers, Inderjeet Mani, Robert Radin, Jessica Rafalko, Lisa Robertson, Robert Lavett Smith, Sharlene Teo, Donna Vorreyer</p>
Issues per Year: 
2
Subscription Price: 
Free
Issue Price: 
Free
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
1%

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal. It is published twice annually, once in spring and once in fall. Each issue features a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays. The goal of the journal is to support and promote both emerging and established writers.

We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. Please do not send us strict genre fiction or erotica, work containing explicit language or violence, or work that is scholarly or critical, inspirational, or intended for children. Please note that these are purely editorial preferences. Work that is not a good fit here may be perfect for another market.

Black Lawrence Press

Basic Information
279 Claremont Avenue
City: 
Mount Vernon
State: 
New York
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
10552
Contact Information
Diane
Goettel
Executive Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Memoir
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Periods: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Nov 1 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from 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
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Ingram
Publishing type: 

Coffee House Press

Basic Information
79 13th Ave. NE
Ste. 110
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55413
Contact Information
Anitra
Budd
Executive Director and Publisher
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Translation
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Poetry collections
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Mar 30
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Coffee House Press creates new spaces for audiences and artists to interact, inspiring readers and enriching communities by expanding the definition of what literature is, what it can do, and who it belongs to.

Coffee House Press publishes literary novels, full-length short story collections, poetry, creative nonfiction, book-length essays, and essay collections. CHP does not accept submissions of anthologies or books for children or young adults.

 

Please familiarize yourself with our books to see if your work and our list are compatible.

No phone calls, e-mails, or faxes, please.

Any queries, agented and otherwise, should be sent to submissions@coffeehousepress.org.

The review process for full-length manuscripts can take up to 4–6 months, or longer in some instances. We appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript. Phone calls, emails, or letters of inquiry will not hasten the process.

Please note: Coffee House Press will only accept unsolicited submissions during our reading periods (check guidelines for dates). Unsolicited submissions sent outside of these reading periods will not be considered or returned.

Representative Authors: 

Valeria Luiselli, Ben Lerner, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Laird Hunt, Brian Evenson, Karen Yamashita, Anne Waldman, Ron Padgett, M. Evelina Galang, Rikki Ducornet, Saeed Jones, Selah Saterstrom, Mark Nowak, Sun Yung Shin, Justin Phillip Reed, Daniel Saldaña París

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3-4

Graywolf Press

Basic Information
250 Third Avenue North
Suite 600
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
55401
Contact Information
Contact E-mail: 
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about thirty books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combines a distinct voice with a distinct vision.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited submissions outside of open periods and contests. Check our submissions page for more information about the reading periods for contests.

Representative Authors: 

Vijay Seshadri, Percival Everett, Tracy K. Smith, Tony Hoagland, Claudia Rankine, Benjamin Percy, Sven Birkerts, Per Petterson, Linda Gregg, Tiphanie Yanique, Leslie Jamison, Ander Monson, J. Robert Lennon, Robert Boswell, Alyson Hagy, Mary Jo Bang, Kevin Barry, Geoff Dyer, Deborah Baker, Josh Cohen, J. Robert Lennon, Steve Stern

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
3 on average

Lost Horse Press

Basic Information
1025 South Garry Road
City: 
Liberty Lake
State: 
Washington
Country: 
United States
Zip / Postal Code: 
99019
Contact Information
Christine
Holbert
Publisher
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Reading Period: 
Aug 15 to May 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months

Established in 1998 by publisher, editor, and book designer, Christine Holbert, Lost Horse Press—a nonprofit independent press based in Liberty Lake, Washington—publishes poetry titles, and makes available other fine contemporary literature through cultural, educational and publishing programs and activities. Lost Horse Press is dedicated to high-quality work ignored by conglomerate publishers—work in danger of vanishing into obscurity in what has become the age of chain stores and mass-appeal food, movies, art and books.

Representative Authors: 

Samuel Ligon, Piotr Florczyk, Essy Stone, Grace Bauer, Crystal Williams, Gary Copeland Lilley, David Guterson, Robert Michael Pyle, dawn lonsinger, Valerie Martin, Christopher Howell, Carolyne Wright, Pierre Delattre, Patricia Goedicke, Philip Memmer, David Axelrod

How many authors debut in each issue?: 
2 - 3
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
Washington State University Press, Eurospan
Publishing type: 

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
Translation
Book Types: 
Novella
Short story collections
Essay collections
Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Audio
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Jul 31
Response 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. It published the 2010 fiction winner of the National Book Award, Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.

Query first, preferably by email to bmcpher@outlook.com.

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
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram
Publishing type: 

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