Kore Press–open submissions period for book-length creative nonfiction and memoir in January and February. FOR WOMEN ONLY. Send 1-2 pg. synopsis and first 50
pages. ($35 reading fee)
Red Hen Press–accepts unagented manuscripts during the month of June only
Tupelo Press–accepts full-length manuscripts year round. ($45 fee)
Sarabande Books–accepts queries year round ($10 handling fee)
Algonquin Books–accepts queries year round
C & R Press–accepts queries and full-length submissions year round (no official
reading fee, but they “invite” authors to make a donation.)
Persea Press–accepts queries year round
EM Press–accepts queries year round
Ashland Creek Press–accepts full-length submissions year round. Focus on travel, the environment, ecology, wildlife only.
City Lights Books–accepts proposals with sample year round
Greenpoint Press–will accept queries starting winter, 2012
Scarletta Press–accepts queries with sample from Nov. 1-March 1
Bancroft Press–reads partial or full manuscripts year round
Hub City Press–accepts queries in April/May and Sept/Oct. Emphasis on the Southern
experience and in books with a strong sense of place.
George Braziller Inc–accepts queries year round
Soft Skull Press–accepts proposals year round
Dzanc Books–send first one or two chapters (35 pages) via their submission manager
Graywolf–next open reading period of full-length ms January, 2013
Melville House–accepts queries year round
Coffee House Press–open reading for ms during Sept. and Oct.
Black Lawrence Press–open reading during the month of Nov.
Sightline Books (University of Iowa Press)–accepts proposals year round
Bison Books (University of Nebraska Press)–accepts proposals year round
University Press of Mississippi–accepts proposals year round
University Press of New England–accepts proposals
University of Alabama Press–accepts proposals