Foundlings Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Autobiography/Memoir, Formal Poetry, Graphic/Illustrated, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Political, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Representative Authors: 
D.A. Powell, Mary Ruefle, Julianne Neely, Rachelle Toarmino, Derrick Austin, Jessica Fjeld, Nicholas Rattner, Jakob Maier, Richard Jackson, Ralph Angel, Robin Lee Jordan, Ata Moharreri, 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, Ansie Baird, Zack Grabosky
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Foundlings seeks to publish—in paper and ink—the best writing. The press takes its 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.”

Tips From the Editor

Foundlings Press is a literary publisher based in Buffalo, New York. While the core of the Foundlings catalog will always be devoted to contemporary poetry, the press also seeks nonfiction, journalism, memoir, art and literary criticism, visual art and photography, lyrics, and hybrid works that defy categorization. The press has also sought works in translation and has republished exceptional books that have fallen out of print. Since its beginnings as a staple-bound zine, Foundlings has been characterized by found or stolen text and images, heteroglossia, and an effort to place design in dialogue with the writer and the reader.

Contact Information

Aidan Ryan, Publisher
14 Fairfield Street
First Floor
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Last updated: Jan 25, 2024