Acre Books: Accepting Queries

Written by Emily Harstone

Acre Books is an imprint of The Cincinnati Review. They focus on publishing literary fiction and poetry. They are interested in novels and short story collections. They are not accepting submissions of full manuscripts. They ask that authors query first.

While Acre Books is still new, they are an offshoot of the well respected and long established literary journal The Cincinnati Review. Their website focuses on selling books, not on recruiting authors. The books they have published so far are great and have wonderful covers.

All submissions must be made through their online form. The respond to most queries within three months.

The poetry and fiction editors both give detailed information about what they are interested in publishing. The poetry editor is particularly looking for distinctive voices. The fiction editor says craft is paramount to her. Reviewing their catalog is a very good way to get a feel for what they are interested in publishing.

In order to be considered by either editor you have to submit a brief description of your manuscript along with 10 sample pages, using their online contact form.

To learn more or to submit, go here.