Hourglass Books

Genres Published: 
Fiction
Subgenres: 
Literary Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Pam Houston, Sandra Cisneros, Aimee Bender, Antonya Nelson, Bliss Broyard, Heather Sellers, Peter Ho Davies, Steve Almond, Dan Chaon, John Dalton, Melanie Rae Thon, Erin McGraw, Alice Mattison, Alice Fulton, Lee Upton, Rose Rappoport Moss, Quinn Dalton, Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Alice McDermott, Lydia Davis, Alice Fulton, David Shields, Rikki Ducornet, Meredith Steinbach, Reginald Gibbons, Alexander Theroux, Shelley Jackson, Wayne Koestenbaum, Lara Vapnyar
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes

Editorial Focus

Hourglass Books celebrates the contemporary short story. Our mission is to pluck these stories from the specialized world of literary journals and bring them to a wider audience of everyday readers. We do this by focusing on the anthology -- short stories from different authors, with each book assembled around a common theme.

Tips From the Editor

We publish anthologies of short stories assembled around a common theme. We are interested only in literary fiction. The category of literary fiction excludes genre works, such as science fiction, mystery, romance, westerns, etc., since these works already have many other outlets available to them.

Contact Information

Bill Scheurer, Publisher
387 Northgate Rd
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017