OPEN READING PERIOD ENDS JUNE 30
Black Lawrence Press
PLEASE SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE
Through our annual contests and open reading periods, we seek 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. We also enthusiastically accept hybrid submissions.
We also hold several annual contests. Here is our reading schedule:
The Big Moose Prize: December 1 – January 31
(Open competition, novels)
The Hudson Prize: February 1 – March 31
(Open competition, poetry and short story collections)
The Spring Black River Chapbook Competition: April 1 – May 31
(Open competition, poetry and prose chaps)
Open Reading Period 1: June 1 – June 30