Fruit Bat Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Book Types: 
Reading Period: 
Mar 1 to Mar 31
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
Independent distribution.

Editorial Focus

Fruit Bat Press is a handmade, limited edition chapbook press that is based in Chicago and Los Angeles. Fruit bats inspire them because they are dark and sweet at the same time—and they are expert foragers. The editors 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.

Tips From the Editor

  • The book must be between 20 to 40 pages. Any style is welcome within that page count (prose collections, poetry, novella, dramatic).
  • Only one submission per person. Collaborations of two are welcome. There will be a $7 reading fee per submission to support the cost of making the books.
  • For more information, please email

Contact Information

Caroline Macon Fleischer, Editor
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Last updated: Mar 22, 2024