Upper Hand Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Feminist, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Louise Farmer Smith, Herta Feely, Ann Cefola, Rhonda G. Williams
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Sep 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Bookmasters/Atlas Books, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Amazon

Editorial Focus

We want authors compelled to write by the significance of their own experience and questions. Our writers have things they can't keep quiet about.

We believe that significant writers work very hard whatever their circumstances and whatever their educations. Upper Hand is not prejudiced in favor of authors with credentials in writing.

We are eclectic and personal in approach. We do not automatically exclude topics and voices that we haven't encountered before.

Tips From the Editor

Individuals may query before submitting if desired. We do not work with literary agents.

We hope that the nominal $10 fee and exclusive submission policy will help writers choose us for a reason as careful as the attention we will pay to your submission. Our small size leads us to value well-focused submissions.

Books by author-illustrators must be unique and of extraordinary creativity.

Submit with focused ideas about the readership for your book.

Contact Information

Ann Starr, Publisher
P.O. Box 91179
Bexley, OH 43209
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Apr 13, 2017