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Feminist Press: Call for Manuscripts (Deadline: July 31)

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to the Feminist Press! We are currently accepting submissions through Monday, July 31. Submit your manuscript here.

For more information on how to submit and what we’re looking for, please read through our frequently asked questions here. Thank you, and happy writing!

What types of books do you publish at Feminist Press?

Our mission as a small, independent nonprofit publisher is to lift up insurgent and marginalized voices from around the world, with a focus on contemporary and cutting-edge subjects, though we do still publish some classic, out-of-print feminist works. We are known for championing intersectional, nuanced works that spark much-needed dialogue, dive deep into lived experience, and move the feminist conversation forward. We’re particularly passionate about international literature, hybrid memoirs, and intersectional activist nonfiction, either single author or anthology, and we are looking to publish more fiction by BIPOC, queer, and trans writers in the fantasy and science-fiction genres. Our books range from hilarious to heartbreaking, from literary to playful, and are always compelling, accessible, voice-driven works that speak to our present moment and beyond. We also enjoy books that play with form and language in political ways. We especially encourage Black and Indigenous writers and other writers of color, queer and trans writers, and disabled and neuroatypical writers to submit. 

We recommend taking a look at what we’ve recently published to see if your work is aligned with our editorial vision. Peruse our most recent rights catalog, our website, and mission and editorial statements to familiarize yourself with our publishing program. Some recent and forthcoming standout Feminist Press titles include the Jhalak Prize winner None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary by Travis Alabanza, the Lambda Literary Award winner Fiebre Tropical by Julián Delgado Lopera, the International Booker Prize nominee Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu, translated by Tiffany Tsao, and the queer horror anthology It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror, edited by Joe Vallese.

What types of books don’t you publish at Feminist Press?

Feminist Press does not publish children’s books, poetry collections, drama/plays, doctoral dissertations, or literary criticism.

About the Press

Founded in 1970, Feminist Press began as a crucial publishing component of second wave feminism, reprinting feminist classics by writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and providing much-needed texts for the developing field of women’s studies with books by Barbara Ehrenreich and Grace Paley. We publish feminist literature from around the world, by best-selling authors such as Shahrnush Parsipur, Ruth Kluger, and Ama Ata Aidoo; and North American writers of diverse race and class experience, such as Paule Marshall and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. We have become the vanguard for books on contemporary feminist issues of equality and gender identity, with authors as various as Anita Hill, Justin Vivian Bond, and Ann Jones.