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EPISTOLARY: Writers Write to Writers, Living or Otherwise (Anthology, Julia Goldberg, ed.)

The history of the novel is inextricably linked with the act of letter writing; it was, after all, a project composing letters to be used by less accomplished writers (Familiar Letters on Important Occasions) that launched Samuel Richardson’s literary career and, some critics argue, the novel—more specifically, the psychological novel—itself. Letter-writing provides an intimacy and insight into the mind of the writer, making it an enduring element in fiction and a key facet in literary biography (how much better do we understand John Steinbeck, not to mention the nature of love, for having access to his 1958 letter to his son on the subject?). In this anthology from Stalking Horse Press, writers from diverse backgrounds and genres will write to the writers—living or dead—who influenced them, be it artistically, politically or otherwise. All letters must be longer than 140 characters. All approaches—lyric, academic, polemical—welcome. Epistolary will publish in October 2017. Accepted submissions will a free copy of the finished book. (Scroll down and click ‘submit’)

NOVEL SUBMISSIONS:

Congratulations on finishing your novel! Stalking Horse Press welcomes novel submissions, both unsolicited and agent represented, and we aim to respond within 60 days. We are only interested in complete manuscripts. We are not anti-genre, but we are anti-generic. Stalking Horse is not for seven-part fantasy epics, nor airport bookstore thrillers, and words ‘series’ or ‘sequel’ should probably not appear in your cover letter. We read for prose style, experimental tendencies, novels that think, lines that ignite, and writers not storytellers. If your work is spiky, angular, errant, unconcerned with bourgeois tendencies and novels of manners, then Stalking Horse might be the press for you. Please note that we only publish writers who are prepared to designate a charitable, nonprofit, or humanitarian organization to receive a percentage of proceeds from their work (this does not affect author royalty), and you should feel free to suggest the kind of organization you are interested in helping within your cover letter. Yes, we charge a nominal reading fee of $3. If you don’t think your work is worth $3 of virtual postage, please do not send it. Otherwise, we look forward to hearing from you. (Scroll down and click ‘submit’)

POETRY SUBMISSIONS:
Stalking Horse Press welcomes poetry submissions, both unsolicited and agent represented, and we aim to respond within 60 days. We are only interested in complete manuscripts of poetry (40 pages, and over), and we are looking for poets whose work engages with the world, with secret histories and philosophies, and presents thought and courage in fascinating ways. The work we like is sonorous and dissonant in good measures, and works on the page at least as well as it does in performance. Please note that we only publish writers who are prepared to designate a charitable, nonprofit, or humanitarian organization to receive a percentage of proceeds from their work (this does not affect author royalty), and you should feel free to suggest the kind of organization you are interested in helping within your cover letter. Yes, we charge a nominal reading fee of $3. If you don’t think your work is worth $3 of virtual postage, please do not send it. Otherwise, we look forward to hearing from you.


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