Seven Stories Press: Open To Book Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that has been around for twenty years. They have published a number of highly respected books. Their books are distributed by Random House. They take their name from the seven authors whose work has influenced and impacted Seven Stories Press the most.

Those authors are Octavia Butler,  Nelson Algren, Annie Ernaux, Gary Null, Charley Rosen, Vassilis Vassilikos, and Project Censored. Based on that list you should have a good idea about what kind of work they are looking to publish.

Seven Stories Press primarily publishes fiction and non-fiction as well as the occasional book of poetry. They are interested in journalism and social justice. The books they publish tend to be either literary or academic in nature.

Seven Stories Press is  a well respected publisher in both academic and literary circles. They publish over 20 books a year on average so they have a hefty back catalog as well as a number of new releases at all time

Seven Stories Press also publishes books aimed at children young adult readers, something they have started to focus on in recent years. They call this imprint of their publishing company Triangle Square.

They accept manuscript submissions only through the mail. They expect a query letter as well as two chapters of the work. They will not read complete manuscripts. Make sure to include a self addressed and stamped envelope so that they can reply to you. They try to respond to most submissions within a few months. They will not consider email submissions. To learn more about their submission process visit the contact section of the site.