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Bull City Press’s Inch Submissions (Deadline: April 15)

Bull City Press is looking for your small collections—a minimum of three stories or essays, or a constellation of poems, between 10-16 pages in length for Inch, which celebrates concision, brevity, and the remarkable work such constraints can inspire. Bull City Press has one reading period for Inch per year from March 15—April 15.

Each year, one manuscript is selected from each of three genres:

  • Fiction: Flash fiction. Microfiction. Sudden fiction. Call it what you will; Inch loves to see cohesive groupings of short-short fiction. 
  • Nonfiction: Our theory is, if life is too short, as most agree it is, you shouldn’t need our full sixteen pages for a single essay. 
  • Poetry: We’ve always loved the brevity of poetry. Though we no longer have a line limit, we’re still looking for poems that celebrate compression. Submit your collection with each single-spaced poem beginning on a new page.

To lift up our local literary community, Bull City Press also publishes a fourth collection by a North Carolina writer.

Learn more and submit.