Black Lawrence Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Subgenres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation
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
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback, E-book, Audio
Reading Periods: 
Jun 1 to Jun 30
Nov 1 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Ingram

Editorial Focus

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.

Tips From the Editor

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.

Contact Information

Diane Goettel, Executive Editor
279 Claremont Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
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Last updated: Sep 07, 2022