Submissions

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8square Press offers you only what a small publisher can offer you - individualized attention to your project.  Only publishing a maximum of 10 books per year, we can provide you with the attention your hard work deserves.

 

WHO 8SQUARE PRESS PUBLISHES

8square Press publishes emerging and midcareer authors.  Although prior publications are a boost, they are not a requirement; part of our mission is to present promising debut authors alongside those who have been previously published.

WHAT 8SQUARE PRESS PUBLISHES

8square Press publishes literary novels, full-length short story collections, poetry, creative nonfiction, book-length essays and essay collections, and memoir. 8square does not accept submissions for anthologies.

Please familiarize yourself with our books to see if your work and our list are compatible. You can browse through our online catalog to learn more.

HOW TO SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT

Our open reading period allows you to submit your manuscript anytime during the year.  Please note that we only accept submissions through our online submissions page (this page). There is no fee to submit. Submissions will be capped at 300 per year.

The review process for full-length manuscripts can take up to 4–6 months, or longer in some instances. We empathize with your anticipation and appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript. Phone calls, emails, or letters of inquiry will not hasten the process.