Ends on October 31, 2017

$10.00 USD

The 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 nonfiction.

The 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.

Translations are not eligible for publication.

Manuscripts must be uploaded in a single word doc. or docx. file. We are an environmentally conscious press and submissions must be made through Submittable.

Include 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 published.

Your name or other identifying materials must not appear anywhere on your manuscript.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as we are notified immediately through Submittable if your work is chosen elsewhere.

No edits can be made to manuscripts after you submit your manuscript. However, if chosen for publication, edits can be made prior to final proofs.

Your submission acknowledges that you understand and agree to all guidelines.  

Balkan Press releases all titles in both trade paperback and e-book format.

Questions should be directed to: wbernhardt@conclave.com.

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