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Hub City Press Open-Query Periods (Deadlines: September & October*)

An update (via Twitter) from HUB CITY PRESS regarding their usual September and October open-query periods for work by “writers living in or from the South”: “We have set aside the first two weeks in September (Sept. 1-15) for an open call for prose manuscripts (novels or nonfiction projects) for Southern book projects from Black, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous writers. We are interested in projects that stretch the bounds of what ‘the South’ can mean, and in representing Southern-ness where it is often overlooked. Projects could include: historical and contemporary novels; narrative nonfiction; memoir and essay collections; accessibly written books of cultural criticism; hybrid genre works.” Per the thread, you should be able to query viaSubmittable as of September 1. Also per the thread: After that two-week window closes they “will be open for our standard open reading periods (Sept 15-30: fiction [novels] / October: nonfiction).” (More background on the press and its interests here and here.)