The Habit of Rainy Nights Press, an imprint of Elohi Gadugi, is a micro-publisher of general fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction.

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The Habit of Rainy Nights Press Submission Guidelines

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The Habit of Rainy Nights Press accepts electronic submissions only. See the guidelines for details.

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From the The Habit of Rainy Nights Press guidelines:

Beginning April 16, 2012, all submissions must be posted on the Submittable (Submishmash) website. We will no longer consider submissions by email.

The current goal of The Habit of Rainy Nights Press is to release two or three new print books per year, and up to a half-dozen ebooks. For print books, our submission window is January 1 through May 31st for publication in the following calendar year.

Our emphasis is on unknown or under-appreciated authors whose work has depth and social importance. Nonfiction proposals, in particular, must address important issues of our day. In addition to promoting emerging writers, we also encourage works from under-represented voices: immigrants, persons of color, and Native American voices, in particular. We are interested in narrative in both fiction and poetry. Fiction should be strong on both character and narrative. You may be experimental, but not at the expense of telling a story.

Submission Guidelines Details for The Habit of Rainy Nights Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Ger Killeen, Poetry Editor; Patricia McLean, Nonfiction Editor; Duane Poncy, Fiction Editor


Accepts: Contemporary, ethnic, fantasy, historical, literary, mainstream, memoirs, multicultural, mystery, poetry, science fiction, suspense, translation, young adult

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