Fence

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Ariana Reines, Harmony Holiday, Chelsey Minnis, Catherine Wagner, Joyelle McSweeney, Michael Earl Craig, Aaron Kunin, Laura Sims, Christopher Janke, Jibade Khalil Huffman
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
Reading Period: 
Sep 28 to Oct 19
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution, Consortium, direct distribution (Fence Books) Accelerate 360, Exact Editions, Small Press Distribution, subscriptions, direct distribution (Fence Magazine)

Editorial Focus

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence's mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

Tips From the Editor

Please read and subscribe to Fence, and check out the books we have published. 

If you dig what you read, then send us your literary art during one of our open submission periods. 

Contact Information

Emily Wallis Hughes, Editorial Co-Director
36-09 28th Avenue
Apt 3R
Astoria, NY 11103-4518
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Last updated: Sep 30, 2022