C&R Press publishes poetry collections, poetry anthologies, literary fiction, and general non-fiction.

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C&R Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

C&R Press accepts submissions via email. See the guidelines for details.

Phone: (423) 645-5375

Submitting Your Work to C&R Press

Before submitting to C&R Press

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From the C&R Press guidelines:

Got Poetry?
C&R publishes first or second books of poetry through its annual De Novo Contest. Other books of poetry are only considered via direct solicitation from C&R editors.
De Novo 1st or 2nd Book of Poetry Prize Reading Period March 1 - March 31

Got Fiction?
Send us your best unpublished short story collection and novel manuscripts during the month of October each year.
Fiction Open Reading Period October 1 - October 31

Got Nonfiction?
While we're open to many types of nonfiction, we're extremely partial to:
Literary Essay collections
Memoir (think Augusten Burroughs)
Insprirational Books (think Mitch Albom)
Creativity (think Natalie Goldberg)
Big Idea books (think M. Gladwell)
Nonfiction Open Reading Period May 1 - May 31

Submission Guidelines Details for C&R Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Chad Prevost, Editorial Director and Publisher; Ryan G. Van Cleave, Executive Director and Publisher

Email: submission@crpress.org

Accepts: Creative non-fiction, literary, memoirs, poetry

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes

Web Address: www.crpress.org

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