Sundress Seeks Submissions for New Hybrid Anthology,
Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities
Deadline: May 15th, 2017


Editor: Nicole Oquendo

This anthology aims to feature the strange and wonderful intersection between work by writers and artists of hybrid identities and the hybrid work they produce. We are especially interested in work from writers and artists of color, trans, queer, neurodivergent, or disabled writers and artists, writers and artists with invisible illnesses, and anyone else who feels their identity is itself an intersection. In short, if you believe your identity is a hybrid form that influences your craft, we want to hear from you.

Since this anthology will be available exclusively online for free, contributors to this anthology cannot be paid at this time. However, submissions to this anthology are free. Submissions are due to anthology@sundresspublications.com by 11:59 EST on May 15th, 2017.

Submission Guidelines

This anthology seeks hybrid or otherwise experimental prose, poetry, and other forms from writers that identify as having a hybrid identity. Shorter work is preferred unless the hybrid nature of a piece demands a higher word or page count. Submit up to one submission batch per genre.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. While disclosure is not required, we'd also love to know more about your hybrid identity in your cover letter, including how you feel your hybrid identity influences your craft.

Fiction
Send one (1) story of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash stories, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read FICTION — Your Full Name — Title of Work.

Nonfiction
Send one (1) essay of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash essays, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read NONFICTION — Your Full Name — Title of Work.

Poetry
Send up to five (<5) poems attached in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read POETRY — Your Full Name — Title of Work.

Multimodal/Hybrid
If your submission is multimodal/hybrid (possibilities include images along with text, including but not limited to comics and photo essays, work with sound components, or blends of multiple genres), send one (1) piece of up to 5,000 words, or up to three (<3) flash pieces, attached in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. The email subject line should read HYBRID — Your Full Name — Title of Work.

If your attachment may be too large to be handled via email, contact us and let us know.




Sundress Reading Series Accepting Applications for Fall Readers
Deadline: July 15th, 2017


The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series in the heart of Knoxville, TN, just miles from the Great Smoky Mountains. An extension of Sundress Publications and the Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Sundress Reading Series features nationally recognized writers in all genres from around the US while also supporting local and regional nonprofits.

We are currently curating our fall reading series schedule. Our readings take place monthly on Sundays at 2PM at the nonprofit restaurant and bar, Bar Marley. To apply to read for the fall, please send 6-8 pages of poetry or 8-15 pages of prose, a 100-word bio, and CV to erin@sundresspublications.com.

We will make every effort possible to contact those chosen by July 31, 2017. While we are currently unable to pay our readers, authors are given a discount on future SAFTA residencies and are encouraged to sell their own books and merchandise at the event.

Creative Director: Erin Elizabeth Smith (erin@sundresspublications.com)
Literary Arts Director: Jennie Frost (frost@sundresspublications.com)

Find our more or to view some of our past readers and schedules, visit us at:
www.sundressacademyforthearts.com.




Sundress Publications Call for Full-Length Poetry Manuscripts
Deadline: July 31st, 2017


Sundress Publications is opening for submissions of full-length manuscripts. All authors are welcome to submit qualifying manuscripts during our reading period, which runs from May 1st to July 31st, 2017.

We are looking for manuscripts of forty-eight to eighty (48-80) single-spaced pages of poetry; front matter does not count toward your page count. Individual pieces or selections may have been previously published in anthologies, chapbooks, print journals, online journals, etc., but cannot have appeared in any full-length collection, including self-published collections. Single-author and collaborative author manuscripts will be considered. Manuscripts translated from another language will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we ask that authors notify us immediately if their work has been accepted elsewhere.

The
reading fee is $13 per manuscript, though the fee will be waived for entrants who purchase or pre-order any Sundress title from our store. We will also accept nominations for entrants, provided the nominating person either pays the reading fee or makes a qualifying purchase. Authors may submit and/or nominate as many manuscripts as they would like, so long as each is accompanied by a separate reading fee or purchase/pre-order. Entrants and nominators can place book orders or pay submission fees at our store.

All manuscripts will be read by members of our editorial board, and we will choose at least two manuscripts for publication. We strive to further our commitment to diversity and seek to encounter as many unique and important voices as possible. We are actively seeking collections from writers of color, trans and gender-nonconforming writers, writers with disabilities, and others whose voices are underrepresented in literary publishing. Selected manuscripts will be offered a standard publication contract, which includes 25 copies of the published book, as well as any additional copies at cost.

To submit, email your Sundress store receipt for submission fee or book purchase, along with your manuscript (DOC, DOCX, or PDF), to sundresspublications@gmail.com. Be sure to note both your name and the title of the manuscript in your email header. For those nominating others for our reading period, please include the name of person, as well as an email address; we will solicit the manuscript directly.

A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is entirely volunteer-run, publishes chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and hosts a variety of online journals. Although we are conscious of the lack of representation by women writers in literary publishing, we are a non-discriminatory publishing group focused on the creativity of all artists, regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, education, etc. We are firm believers in fostering artists whose work is worthy of recognition.




Doubleback Books Accepting Out-of-Print Manuscripts Of Any Genre
Deadline: July 31, 2017


At Doubleback Books, we believe that out of print should not mean out of mind. Although other publishers rescue works that have fallen into the public domain from obscurity, few reprint books from small, independent presses that have folded during the twenty-first century and (often through no fault of their own) left new, exciting books to go out of print before their time.

If you are the author of a book that has recently gone out of print because the press closed, we want to read it. We are hosting an open reading period from May to July 2017. Authors of works that have gone out of print due to the closure of the original press may submit full-length or short books, including novels, novellas, chapbooks, short story collections, poetry collections, essay collections, and memoirs. Editors may also submit out of print manuscripts their presses published before closing. To be eligible, works must have been both published and out of print after 2000.

Accepted manuscripts will be released as free downloadable e-books on the Sundress Publications website. Previous titles include Karyna McGlynn's Alabama Steve and Jehanne Dubrow's The Hardship Post.

To submit, email the following to doubleback@sundresspublications.com:
  • Your manuscript(s) in .PDF or .DOC format
  • A brief cover letter in the body of the email telling us a little bit about your work and yourself, and noting the genre of the manuscript
  • The name of the manuscript's original publisher
  • The name and contact information of the publisher's former editor-in-chief, if available.

    Please note: we do not republish translated work or previously self-published work.

    Doubleback Books is an imprint of Sundress Publications.