39 West Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
Representative Authors: 
Ricardo Quinones: scholar-critic, professor emeritus of Claremont McKenna College; Hugh Merrill: internationally recognized printmaker; Jeanette Powers: Pitch Magazine's Best Poet of Kansas City 2015; Latino Writers Collective: a group of Latino writers from the Kansas City area; Al Ortolani: poet previously published by New York Quarterly Books.
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 30
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10

Editorial Focus

39 West Press publishes books of art, poetry, literary fiction, and creative non-fiction. We are looking for innovative and well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors. Our desire is to promote and publish a diverse range of experiences and voices, including but not limited to people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA, as well as ethnic and cultural minorities.

Tips From the Editor

From 1 January - 31 March, we accept manuscripts for full-length poetry volumes (approximately 70 pages or more), books of art, and creative non-fiction.

We are NOT looking for unsolicited submissions in the following categories: fiction (including but not limited to romance, science fiction, true crime, mystery), cookbooks, how-to books, or religious inspirational books.

Contact Information

, Publisher / Managing Editor
Kansas City, MO
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Last updated: Oct 30, 2018