Mayapple Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation
Representative Authors: 
William Heyen, Eleanor Lerman, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Allison Joseph, Geof Hewitt, Conrad Hilberry, Howard Schwartz, Myra Sklarew, Chris Green, Brian Aldiss, Dennis Hinrichsen, Gerry LaFemina, Judith Minty
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Jul 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
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

Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. They focus on literature not often celebrated by either the mainstream or the avant-garde. This includes poetry which is both challenging and accessible; women’s writing; Great Lakes/Northeast literature; the immigrant experience; science fiction poetry; Jewish literature; and poetry in translation.

Tips From the Editor

We only accept unsolicited submissions during our open periods, which are generally in summer but not every year. Please watch our Submissions page for open periods, and then submit using Submishmash, our online submissions program. Please do not submit except during open periods. We do not accept hard-copy or email submissions, although email queries are fine.

Contact Information

Judith Kerman, Publisher/Editor
362 Chestnut Hill Road
Woodstock, NY 12498
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024