Bywater Books

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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
LGBTQ Voices
Representative Authors: 
Kate Clinton, Val McDermid, Ellen Hart, Marianne K. Martin, Katherine V. Forrest, Georgia Beers, Ann McMan, Jesse Blackadder, Carol Rosenfeld, Jill Malone, Wynn Malone, and Mari SanGiovanni
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Editorial Focus

Bywater Books, Inc. represents the coming of age of queer literature.

The Bywater Books mission is to publish well-written commercial literature primarily targeted at lesbian, sapphic, and wlw readers—this includes trans women.

The Amble Press mission is to publish fiction and narrative nonfiction by queer writers of diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community, with a primary, though not exclusive, focus on queer writers of color.

Tips From the Editor

Bywater Books does not publish poetry or erotica.

Contact Information

Salem West, Publisher
3415 Porter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Last updated: May 15, 2023