Press Pause

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
A.J. Gnuse, Alyse Knorr, Raye Hendrix, Maryann Aita, Kathryn M. Barber, Yuan Changming, Michael Colbert, Diana Clark, Marisa Crane, Katherine O'Hara, Michael Ramos, Yong Takahashi, Sidney Wollmuth
Online, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

We aim to publish art and words for the future by artists and writers who believe they're carrying, on their hunched-over-computer shoulders, a pretty heavy yet very pretty burden—to offer us all a way into ourselves so that we may come back out with the wisdom required for positive change as individuals, and as a society. All accepted work will appear both online and in print.


Tips From the Editor

We aren’t certain there is “good” and “bad” art—only honest and dishonest art… but we’ll get back to you on that. Suffice it to say, we really don’t want to be gatekeepers. We want to be a blank canvas. 

Press Pause will never have a social media account. It will never promote itself (or get into online debates) on social media, so that the art that is shared can be appreciated within the embrace of a lovely now-uncommon silence. 

Submitting to Press Pause will always be free.

Contact Information

Sofie Harsha, Founder and Managing Editor
201 N. Front St. Ste. 514
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2022