Black Lawrence Press seeks innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go. During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction.
Summer reading period: June 1 – June 30
Fall reading period: November 1 – November 30
Black Lawrence Press is happy to select many of our titles through our twice-annual Open Reading Periods in June and November. (Here’s a list of our recent open reading period picks.) Beginning with our November 2015 Open Reading Period, we will ask all submitters to select one Black Lawrence Press publication at a discounted price ($12, including shipping for print editions). Proceeds from the open reading period will go directly back into supporting the activities of the press.
A list of publications to choose from will display on the Submittable categories during the the submission window. Submitters should follow the instructions on Submittable to select a publication and submit a manuscript.