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70 Publishers to Submit your Book to Right NOW | September 2021

70 Publishers to Submit your Book to Right NOW | September 2021

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70 Publishers to Submit your Book to Right NOW | September 2021

by Writing Workshops Staff

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70 Publishers to Submit your Book to Right NOW | September 2021

If you have a completed book manuscript and are ready to start submitting, check out the list of 70 publishers ready to read your work in the list below.

And, if you need help help getting your work out into the world with care and purpose, we have some upcoming classes just for you:

You can join literary agent Christopher Hermelin for his 3-Week Zoom Publishing Seminar: Getting Your Query Letter Right starting September 28th.

Sign up for Poets & Writers Magazine contributing editor Michael Bourne for his How to Pitch to your Dream Publication Zoom Seminar on October 14th.

Take Alex Temblador's Prep Your Book Zoom Seminar on September 21st.

Join our Executive Director, Blake Kimzey, for his Publishing in Literary Journals to Launch Your Career Zoom Seminar on September 19th.

7.13 Books / Now / Fiction / Fee: $5

Academy of American Poets — First Book Award / Due: October 1, 2021 / First Books of Poetry / Fee: $35 / Prize: $5,000 + Publication by Graywolf Press / Judge: Tyehimba Jess

Alice James Books – Alice James Award / Due: October 15, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $30 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication

The American Poetry Review – APR/Honickman First Book Prize / Due: October 31, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $3,000 + Publication with Copper Canyon Press / Judge: Jericho Brown

Anhinga Press — Philip Levine Prize for Poetry / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication / Judge: Carmen Giménez Smith

Ashland Creek Press – Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + 2-Week Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology + Publication / Judge: Deb Olin Unferth

Autumn House Press — Rising Writer Prize / October 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,500 + Publication / Judge: Donika Kelly

Black Lawrence Press — The Big Moose Prize  / November 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 / Novels / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Black Lawrence Press / November 1 – 30, 2021 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translations (from the German), Cultural Studies / Fee: $12 (Discounted Book Price)

Blair – Lee Smith Novel Prize / Due: September 1, 2021 / Fiction, Novels / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Deesha Philyaw

BlazeVOX / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction

BOA Editions — A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize  / Due: November 30, 2021 / Poetry Debuts / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Stephanie Burt

Brick Road Poetry Press – Book Contest / Due: November 1, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $30 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Brunel International African Poetry Prize / October 1 – November 1, 2021 / First Books of Poetry by African Writers / Prize: £3,000 + Publication

Conduit Books & Ephemera – Minds on Fire Open Book Prize / Due: October 31, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,500 + Publication

Cooper Dillon Books / Year-Round / Poetry / Fee: $10 (or Buy a Book)

Copper Nickel – Jake Adam York Prize / Due: October 15, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication by Milkweed Editions / Judge: Dana Levin

Counterpath Press / Year-Round / Queries

Deep Vellum Publishing / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translations

Disorder Press / Year-Round / Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Art Work, Photography

Driftwood Press / Now / Novellas, Graphic Novels / Fee: $20 (Novellas Only) / Prize: $200 – $500 (Graphic Novels) or $400 (Novella) + Publication

Dzanc Books — Prizes  / Due: September 30, 2021 / Novels, Novellas, Short Story Collections, Nonfiction / Fee: $25 / Prize: $5,000 (Novel), $2,500 (Short Story), or $1,500 (Nonfiction) + Publication

Elixir Press — Poetry Awards / Due: October 31, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $30 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication / Judge: John Nieves

Eyelands Book Awards  / Due: October 20, 2021 / Poetry, Novels, Novellas, Short Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir Children’s Books, Graphic Novels / Fee: $30 / Prize: 5-Day Holiday in Athens + Handmade Ceramic + Publication / Judges: Gail Sidonia Sobat (Poetry), Andriana Minou (Short Stories), Gregory Papadoyiannis (Novels, Novellas, Historical Fiction, and Memoir), Patricia Marchesi (Children’s books and Graphic Novels)

FC2 – Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize  / Due: November 1, 2021 / Fiction from a Writer with at Least Three Books of Fiction Published / Fee: $25 / Prize: $15,000 + Publication / Final Judge: Cristina Rivera Garza

FC2 – Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest  / Due: November 1, 2021 / Fiction / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,500 + Publication / Final Judge: Marream Krollos

Folly X.O. / Year-Round / Novels, Novellas, Short Story Collections, Nonfiction, Serials, Hybrid

Gold Wake Press / Due: September 30, 2021 / All Genres / Fee: $17 (Comes with Book of Choice)

Inlandia Books / Book Proposals from Writers with a Connection to Inland Southern California / Due: October 1, 2021

Inside the Castle — The Castle Freak / Due: October 1, 2021 / Proposals for Works of Exactly 100,000 Words That Will Be Written in 5 Days

The Journal/Ohio State University Press Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize / Now / Poetry / Fee: $23 or $11.50 for BIPOC Poets/ Prize: $2,500 + Publication by Mad Creek Books

Kallisto Gaia Press — Acacia Fiction Prize / September 15 – December 31, 2021 / Fiction / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,200 + Publication

Nightboat Books / Open: September 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $15 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Ohio University Press – Hollis Summers Poetry Prize / Due: December 1, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $30 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

OOMPH! Press / Now / Poetry in Translation, Short Prose in Translation

Ornithopter Press / September 22 – November 1, 2021 / Poetry

Outpost 19 / Year-Round / Fiction, Nonfiction, Hybrid

PANK — Big Books / Now / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Experimental, Collaborative, Hybrid / Fee: $15

Persea Books – Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize / Due: October 31, 2021 / First Book of Poetry by a Woman / Fee: $30 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication + 6-Week Residency in Italy

Perugia Press / Due: November 15, 2021 / First or Second Book of Poetry by a Woman / Fee: $15 (Free for BIWOC Poets) / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Plays Inverse Press / Now / Plays, Cross-Genre, Performance Lit

Press 53 Award for Short Fiction / Due: December 31, 2021 / Fiction / Fee: $30 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Punctum Books / Now / Proposals for Unconventional Scholarly Work

Radix Media — The Megaphone Prize/ Due: September 30, 2021 / Debut Short Story Collections by Writers of Color / Fee: $20 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Deesha Philyaw

Red Hen Press / Now / All Genres / Fee: $20

Red Hen Press — Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award / Due: October 31, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $3,000 + Publication / Judge: Major Jackson

Red Hen Press — Fiction Award / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Aimee Liu

Red Hen Press — Quill Prose Award / Due: October 30, 2021 / Prose by Queer Writers / Fee: $10 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Kazim Ali

River Teeth – Literary Nonfiction Prize / Due: October 31, 2021 / Nonfiction / Fee: $27 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication by The University of New Mexico Press / Judge: Rigoberto González

Sarabande Books / September 1 – 30, 2021 / All Genres from Writers with Ties to Kentucky / Fee: $20

Saturnalia Books — The Malinda A. Markham Translation Prize  / Due: October 31, 2021 / Due: November 1, 2021 / Poetry from a Female-Identifying Poet Translated by a Female-Identifying Translator / Fee: $25 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication

Schism Press / Now / Philosophy, Theory, Antithetical Literary Works, Experimental Works

Southeast Missouri State University Press – Nilsen Literary Prize For a First Novel/ Due: November 1, 2021 / Novels / Fee: $25 / Prize: $2,000 + Publication

Split/Lip Press  / October 1 – December 1, 2021 / Nonfiction, Hybrid / Fee: $15

Spurl Editions / Now / Prose, Translations of Prose

Spuyten Duyvil / Year-Round / Poetry, Prose, Cross-Genre

Texas Review Press — The George Garrett Fiction Prize / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $28 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication by Texas Review Press

Texas Review Press — The X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $28 / Prize: $10,000 + Publication by Texas Review Press / Judge: Kazim Ali

Thirty West Publishing House / Due: November 21, 2021 / Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Trio House Press — Trio Award for First or Second Book and Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence / November 1, 2021 – April 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Tupelo Press / Now / Translations / Prize: $2,500 – $3000 + Publication

Two Dollar Radio / Now / Fiction / Fee: $3

Two Lines Press / Now / Novels and Short Story Collections in Translation

University of Alberta Press / Now / Fiction, Nonfiction

University of Arkansas Press – Miller Williams Poetry Prize / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $28 / Prize: $5,000 + Publication / Series Editor: Patricia Smith

University of Iowa Press — Iowa Short Fiction Award / Due: September 30, 2021 / Short Stories

University of Wisconsin Press – Brittingham & Felix Pollak Poetry Prizes / Due: September 16, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $28 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Carmen Giménez Smith

Wendy’s Subway / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry, Hybrid / Fee: $20 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: John Keene

Wendy’s Subway — Carolyn Bush Award / Due: September 30, 2021 / Poetry and Hybrid Works from an Emerging Woman Writer Residing in New York City / Fee: $15 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication

Yale Series of Younger Poets / October 1 – November 15, 2021 / Poetry / Fee: $25 / Judge: Rae Armantrout

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