39 West Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Experimental, Feminist, Graphic/Illustrated, LGBTQ, 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.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Mar 30
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
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 - 30 March, we accept open submissions for full-length poetry volumes only; at this time, we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts in any other genre or category.

Contact Information

, Publisher / Managing Editor
Kansas City, MO
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Mar 13, 2017