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Switchgrass Books

Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Fulfillment is through the Chicago Distribution Center
Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 

Lynne Hugo
Kimberly Knutsen
Adam Schuitema
Ian Morris
Joseph G. Peterson
Donald Lystra
L.E. Kimball
Doug Crandell
Kenneth Womack
Ben Tanzer
Nancy Zafris
Anne Panning

Book Types: 
Short story collections, Novel
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 

Editorial Focus

Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier publisher for authors and readers of books grounded in the region.

Tips From the Editor

Switchgrass authors must be from the Midwest, current residents of the region, or have significant ties to it. Briefly tell us in your cover letter why yours is an authentic Midwestern voice.
We publish only full-length novels and short story collections set in or about the Midwest.
We will not consider memoirs, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, poetry or juvenile/YA literature.
Agented manuscripts will not be considered. E-mail submissions will not be considered.

Contact Information

2280 Bethany Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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Last updated: June 13, 2016

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