Balkan Press Submissions Guidelines
Balkan Press is accepting manuscript submissions. We invite authors to submit their work for consideration. We anticipate selecting four books for publication during this reading period, including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Balkan Press seeks poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction of exceptional literary merit. We are looking for work about character or work that displays character, that holds it up to a fresh light and helps readers see what they did not see before, that heightens the reader’s sense of the mystery underlying the fabric of our daily lives.
Our most recent publications are: The Smell of the Light, by Bill McCloud, Whimsical Warrior, by Selma Mann, and Fetish and Other Stories, by Amy Susan Wilson.
Translations are not eligible for publication.
Manuscripts must be uploaded in a single word doc. or docx. file. We are an environmentally conscious press and submissions must be made through Submittable.
Include a cover letter with a brief bio pasted into the cover letter area. Include acknowledgements if individual poems within the manuscript have been previously published. The manuscript as a whole must not be previously published.
Your name or other identifying materials must not appear anywhere on your manuscript.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as we are notified immediately through Submittable if your work is chosen elsewhere.
No edits can be made to manuscripts after you submit your manuscript. However, if chosen for publication, edits can be made prior to final proofs.
Your submission acknowledges that you understand and agree to all guidelines.
Balkan Press releases all titles in both trade paperback and e-book format.
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