Lanternfish Press

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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Jayinee Basu, Andrew Katz, Carmen Maria Machado, Vikram Paralkar, Anca Szilagyi 
Book Types: 
Novella, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Paperback, E-book, Audio
Reading Period: 
Apr 15 to May 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Ingram and Baker & Taylor via Pathway Book Service

Editorial Focus

Lanternfish Press, founded in Philadelphia in 2013, publishes literature of the rare and strange: fiction that crosses the boundary between literary and speculative; real or imagined tales of characters at the margins of history; essays rooted in a strong sense of place; a cabinet of curious Victorian reprints.

Tips From the Editor

We are open for submissions twice a year, in the spring and fall. View active calls for submissions at View general submissions guidelines at Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered. Please note that we do not publish short story collections.

We seek the grotesque, the alien made familiar, the "I don’t know what this is—but I love it."

Contact Information

Christine Neulieb, Editorial Director
399 Market Street, Suite 360
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Jan 18, 2023