Paper Nautilus

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Formal Poetry, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Prose Poetry
Representative Authors: 
Emily Moore, Jason McCall, Charles Rafferty, Allie Marini, Pamela Gross, Oriana Ivy, Bernard Grant.
Book Types: 
Reading Period: 
Jan 20 to Apr 20
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

We like the experimental as well as the accessible; we love prose poems and erasures, but also sonnets and sestinas. Many people associate chapbooks with only poetry, but we're very interested in flash fiction, "literary" essays (broadly defined), memoir, novelettes/a long short story, lyric essays, and manuscripts that blend all kinds of genres together. And we love emerging writers, offering a concurrent chapbook contest just for folks who have yet to publish a chap/book, to make sure there's room for their writing in this often-competitive publishing landscape.

Tips From the Editor

We are often surprised by what manuscripts we are most drawn to. We like to produce a range of different titles, and are often excited when we receive something that's a bit different in style or genre or theme than the books we already sell. We prefer the work to be thematically linked in some way.

Contact Information

Lisa Mangini, Founding Editor
P.O. Box 540
Lemont, PA 16851
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Nov 16, 2022