Book forthcoming Fall A Note About Reading Fees Here at Creative Nonfiction, we are always reading, searching for excellent new work to showcase in our various publications.
These are intended to make it possible for us, as editors, to read through as many pieces of work as carefully and as thoroughly as we can in the time we have available to us. Given that Essay press submissions, as editors, work on a voluntary basis, the electronic submission form and the guidelines below are an important part of our efforts to ensure that this happens.
The editorial team consider all work received and accept that which seems best. Our journal is aimed at a UK readership who enjoy the best and most innovative contemporary fiction and poetry, and this is reflected in the work we take forward to publication.
We regret that the volume of submissions received and the small size of our staff do not permit us to give individual criticism. Who are Lighthouse hoping to get submissions from? We are a journal devoted to promoting and showcasing new writing.
Although we expect that many of our contributors will not have many previous publications, in order to retain our focus on writers at an earlier stage of their careers we should note that we will not normally print unsolicited submissions from writers with more developed literary careers: For poets, this would normally mean writers who have not already produced a second full collection of poems with a mainstream literary publisher will be given priority.
For prose writers, this would normally mean writers who have not yet published a first novel or collection of short fiction will be given priority. Lighthouse solicits essays and articles for our features section from writers who have passed these milestones in their career or otherwise have a more established audience.
Note that these are not absolutes, and that we make editorial judgements on a case-by case basis. If you have already published work with a mainstream press, it might be worth contacting us in advance of your submission so that we can give proper consideration to how your work would fit with our journal.
Word Length and Formatting Please submit all work in a single document see below for accepted file types, and how often we will accept submissions.
Please send no more than six poems or a single piece of short fiction. For poems, we will not normally be able to print submissions of more than 60 lines in length. We are happy to consider longer pieces but please remember there is a finite amount of space per issue.
For short fiction, we will not normally be able to print submissions of more than words. We welcome the submission of shorter prose forms, such as flash fiction and micro-fiction.
Please do not send us extracts from longer works, such as chapters from novels, unless they are able to stand alone as complete pieces. We cannot consider anything that has been previously published or accepted for publication, anywhere, in any form. Work that has appeared online is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted.
We do not consider simultaneous submissions. We would love to pay contributors for work, but both we Lighthouse and Gatehouse Press run on a voluntary basis. All profits are ploughed back into publishing new work. We do offer a free copy, on request, of the journal in which you appear.
When should I submit my work to Lighthouse?
We have regular deadlines for submitting work for each issue of Lighthouse; these are advertised on our website, our Facebook pageand our Twitter.Submissions:: Essay Press Published February 27, Posted by NewPages Essay Press is a new imprint dedicated to publishing innovative, explorative, and culturally relevant essays in book form.
Essay Press is dedicated to publishing artful, innovative and culturally relevant prose.
We are interested in publishing single essays that are too long to be easily published in journals or magazines, but too short to be considered book-length by most publishers. Essay Press Submission Manager Powered By Submittable - Accept and Curate Digital Content.
Tin House does accept simultaneous submissions. In the event that the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please do us the courtesy of informing us promptly. In the event that the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please do us the courtesy of informing us promptly.
Tin House Writers' Guidelines: Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time. Multiple submissions will not be read. We will do our best to respond within six months, however, in some cases this period may be longer.
— Calls for Submissions — Urban Farmhouse Press currently seeks book-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, novellas, and science fiction. We are an independent small press located in the Windsor, Ontario-Detroit, Michigan area.
We are looking for writing that crosses borders and talks about the people and places it comes from.