OPEN PROSE SUBMISSIONS


This January, Rescue Press will consider book-length prose submissions for our Open Prose Series, which publishes one work a year of nonfiction, fiction, or sui generis prose and aims to support the wider discussion of contemporary literary prose. All submissions will be reviewed by series editors Hilary Plum and Zach Savich, who will work with the editors of Rescue Press to select a manuscript for publication. We expect to make a decision by April 2019.

Please send submissions to rescueopenprose@gmail.com between January 1 and January 31, 2019, along with a biographical note and a brief statement about your work. Manuscripts should be sent as .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments. We do not consider chapbook submissions; we suggest that manuscripts be at least 100 pages in length. Writers have the option to submit a reading fee; donations of any amount are appreciated and go toward publishing the selected manuscript. There are no restrictions on who may submit.

The first six titles in the Open Prose Series are Anne Germanacos's Tribute, Christian TeBordo's Toughlahoma, Erik Anderson’s Estranger, Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Caren Beilin's Spain, and Brad Fox's To Remain Nameless (forthcoming, spring 2020). We invite you to spend time with these books.

READING PERIODS
 

Rescue Press reads submissions twice a year. In June, we read for the Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. In January, we read for our Open Prose Series, which publishes one work a year of nonfiction, fiction, or sui generis prose and aims to support the wider discussion of contemporary literary prose. To receive notifications for these contests, please join our mailing list.