Fruit Bat Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 to Feb 28
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: 
1 to 5
Independent distribution.

Editorial Focus

Fruit Bat Press is a handmade, limited edition chapbook press that is co-based in Chicago and Los Angeles. Fruit bats inspire us because they are dark and sweet at the same time — and they are expert foragers. We are committed to publishing work that embraces foraging: an unusual collection of ideas from a diverse set of perspectives with a basket of different emotions. 

There is a $5 submission fee that goes to the cost of making books. If you are unable to swing the fee but want to submit, please contact the Editor.

Tips From the Editor

  • Manuscripts must be 20-40 pages in 12 pt. Times New Roman, double spaced. 

  • One per person, please. No multiple submissions. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere first. 

  • Historically marginalized voices are encouraged to apply. 

  • Accepted Genres: 

    • Flash Fiction, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Short Stories, Novellas (No illustrations for now please. Words only—sorry!)

  • More questions? Contact

Contact Information

Caroline Macon Fleischer, Editor
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Last updated: May 07, 2021