Balkan Press will hold an open reading period from now until October 31, 2017. We
invite authors to submit manuscripts for consideration. The Balkan Press
anticipates selecting four books for publication during this reading period, including both novels, poetry, and creative
Balkan Press seeks poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary
merit. The work we seek has a transcendent aesthetic impact on the reader. It
is not merely about the mystery of being, but heightens the reader’s
sense of the mystery underlying the fabric of our daily lives. We are looking
for work about character or work that displays character, that holds it up to a
fresh light and helps reader see what they did not see before.
are not eligible for publication.
must be uploaded in a single word doc. or docx. file. We are an
environmentally conscious press and submissions must be made through
a cover letter with a brief bio pasted into the cover letter area. Include acknowledgements if individual poems within the manuscript have been
previously published. The manuscript as a whole must not be previously
name or other identifying materials must not appear anywhere on your
submissions are accepted as long as we are notified immediately through
Submittable if your work is chosen elsewhere.
edits can be made to manuscripts after you submit your manuscript. However, if
chosen for publication, edits can be made prior to final proofs.
submission acknowledges that you understand and agree to all guidelines.
Press releases all titles in both trade paperback and e-book format.
should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.