Essay Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres: 
Experimental
Representative Authors: 
Kristin Prevallet John D'Agat Rosebud Ben-Oni Amaranth Borsuk Lily Hoang Wayne Koestenbaum
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Essay collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution

Editorial Focus

Essay Press holds print chapbook contests in the summer and print book contests in the fall. We particularly welcome manuscripts that extend or challenge the formal range of nonfiction—including, but not limited to, lyric essays and prose poems/poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship and philosophy. Simultaneous submissions, multiple submissions, collaborative manuscripts, digital and hybridized text/art manuscripts all are encouraged.

Tips From the Editor

Work/chapters/individual essays may have been previously published in other publications, such as periodicals, although editors encourage submissions that include new material.

Contact Information

Travis Sharp, Editor
Buffalo, NY
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Oct 29, 2020