Foundlings Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Lytton Smith, Gerry Crinnin, Peter Temes, Don Berger, Jason Irwin, Bruce Fisher, Terrance Hayes, Forrest Gander, C.D. Wright, Leon Stokesbury, Noah Falck, Ada Limon, Ralph Adamo, Chet Weise, R.S. Gwynn, Canese Jarboe, Jody Stewart, Anya Groner, Brad Trumpfheller, Sophie Klahr, Adam Clay
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 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

We seek to publish—in paper and ink—the best writing. We take our ethic and aesthetic from the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church. Not all of it; just Canon 1115, which closes with the provoking observation that "Foundlings are presumed to be legitimate until the contrary is proved." 

We also take direction from Coco Chanel, who observed that “style is all that endures.”

Tips From the Editor

Foundlings Press is a highly selective publisher of full-length works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and certain other uncategorizable material. Under our imprint The Public Books we publish full-length nonfiction works of historical, political, cultural, economic, and often local interest. The Press also produces a biannual print poetry magazine. We will accept unsolicited submissions during two four-week periods each year. Foundlings hosts an annual artist residency and poetry chapbook publication contest, which pairs a winning poet with a pre-selected guest book artist.

Contact Information

Aidan Ryan, Managing Editor
14 Fairfield St
Suite 2
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Last updated: Sep 26, 2019