Literary Fiction

February 7, 2019

Skylight Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Skylight Press is a small, UK-based publisher. They publish 12 books every year. They publish serious esoteric and occult books (focusing on things like paganism, and Arthurian/Grail traditions), as well as literary fiction, and non-fiction with a history or horticultural focus. They also consider literary analysis, although they do not publish much of it. They…

January 31, 2019

McSweeney’s: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated 1:30 PM, January 31st: Unfortunately McSweeney’s has temporarily closed to submissions. We suspect because of an uptick in submissions due to this article. I apologize for the inconvenience. Here are three other literary fiction publishers to check out in the interim: Whiskey-Tit, Wundor Editions, and Tramp Press McSweeney’s is one of my personal favorite…

January 24, 2019

Waywiser: Accepting Queries

Waywiser is a small independent press based in the UK.  They host a yearly contest called The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, but they charge a fee for that. They seem to focus on literary prose and poetry. They publish fiction and nonfiction, including essay collections. Unfortunately the only way to submit poetry manuscripts to them…

January 9, 2019

Whiskey Tit: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Whiskey Tit attempts to restore degradation and degeneracy to the literary arts. We are unwilling to sacrifice intellectual rigour, unrelenting playfulness, and visual beauty, often leading to texts that would otherwise be abandoned in a homogenised literary landscape. In a world gone mad, our refusal to make this sacrifice is an act of civil service…

November 1, 2018

Tramp Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tramp is a literary press based out of Ireland that has great distribution. Within Ireland they are distributed by Gill & Macmillan. Throughout the rest of the world they are distributed by Macmillan. Tramp published their first book in 2014 and since then the authors they have published have gone on to win the Irish…

October 10, 2018

Wundor Editions: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

A ‘wundor’ is a miracle or a powerful feat of creativity. It is also a monster or a strange creature. It is an Old English word which runs the breadth of the artistic imagination and its unlimited potential. “Wundor Editions is committed to publishing innovative and challenging literature and images, working with new and established…

September 27, 2018

Belle Lutte Press: Accepting Submissions

Belle Lutte Press is a small press with the motto “Let’s bring exceptionalism back to the masses”. They published their first two books in 2016 and they have published one book since then, with one more scheduled to be released soon. They focus on publishing literary fiction. It is easy to get a feel for…

September 6, 2018

Acre Books: Accepting Queries

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…

August 2, 2018

Fireside Fiction: Seeking Book Submissions Until August 31st

Fireside Fiction is the publisher of novels and novellas as well as a popular and respected magazine that we have reviewed previously as part of a larger article on speculative fiction. They are open to submissions of novels and novellas for the month of August. They are generally open to submissions just once a year….

July 12, 2018

Able Muse: Seeking Manuscript Submissions Until July 15th

Able Muse is a small literary press that has one free reading period every year, from 1st May through 15th July. They also publish a literary journal, and they host a number of contests every year. They publish poetry and fiction primarily, and they will consider non-fiction as long as you query first. Most of…

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