Half Mystic Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Short Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Hazem Fahmy, Marie Conlan, Sammie Downing, Adrienne Novy, Lucy Hannah Ryan, Tamara Jobe, Melissa Atkinson Mercer
Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Half Mystic, established in 2015, is an independent, internationally-acclaimed publishing house, literary journal, and arts organisation dedicated to the celebration of music in all its forms.

Tips From the Editor

We are interested in music, in every form that takes. More specifically: we like books that are different from anything we’ve ever published, books that introduce music into their lexicon in stunning and surprising ways. We look for work that defies genre, accounts for the unaccountable, wakes us up, burns us whole. We generally gravitate to the lyrical over the straight-talking and the surreal over the down-to-earth—but also, we like to be surprised.

Contact Information

Topaz Winters, Editor-in-Chief
2746 Frist Center
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Mar 10, 2023