Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, publishes contemporary fiction, graphic novels, and non-fiction.

Soft Skull Press


Soft Skull Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Editorial Submissions - [Fiction] or [Nonfiction]
Soft Skull Press
1919 Fifth Street
Berkeley CA 94710

Phone: (510) 704-0230

Fax: (510) 704-0268

Submitting Your Work to Soft Skull Press

Before submitting to Soft Skull Press

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Soft Skull Press by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Soft Skull Press or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Soft Skull Press guidelines:

Here at Soft Skull we love books that are new, fun, smart, revelatory, quirky, groundbreaking, cage-rattling and/or/otherwise unusual.

Nonfiction: Please send a cover letter describing your project and a full proposal along with two sample chapters.

Fiction: Please send a cover letter describing your project in detail and a completed manuscript.

Submission Guidelines Details for Soft Skull Press

Market Type: Book


Accepts: Contemporary, current affairs, erotica, essay, gay/lesbian, graphic novels, literary, mainstream, memoirs, plays, poetry, pop culture

Web Address:

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