Submission

S U B M I S S I O N

 

ABLE MUSE PRESS GENERAL READING PERIOD IS
CURRENTLY CLOSED.

(It reopens May 1, 2014, and runs to July 15, 2014 — you may only submit unsolicited manuscripts within that timeframe. Any manuscript received outside that timeframe will be declined unread)

Able Muse Press Manuscript Submission Guidelines

 

We publish:

Poetry
Fiction
• (
Query before submitting other genres)

Reading Period:

May 1 to Juy 15, yearly

 

Book Manuscripts:

  1. Preferred submission method is our online entry form
    1. DO NOT type or copy and paste your manuscript in the poem text box. Rather, upload your submission file(s) from the upload field (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. Combine your submission into a SINGLE file only. (Do NOT send multiple files per submission!)
    3. GO HERE to submit.
       
  2. Second favorite entry method is via e-mail—
    1. Again, do not type your submission in the body of the email. Rather, attach your submission file to the email (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. The subject of the email should be: "<Your Name>: Manuscript Submission - <Type of Manuscript>
    3. Second choice submission method: Email your entry to submission@ablemuse.com .
  3. For now, we do NOT accept snail-mailed, unsolicited hardcopy manuscripts.
  4. Simultaneous submissions accepted as long as we're immediately notified if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  5. There's NO reading fee.
  6. We repond within ten months or so.
  7. Do not submit unsolicited manuscripts when our general reading period is closed: they will be returned to you unopened.

Comments

Hello,
In your submissions above, it states that any unsolicited manuscript may not be read at this point and any sent will be ignored.  In another section of the site, it states a deadline of March 31st.  Do I need to wait until May 1st to send in my manuscript?
 
Jody

Hello Jody,
The March 31st deadline was on the Book Award contest page, which that date applies to. This page is for the yearly open-reading call for submission which the  May 1, 2013 to July 15, 2013 dates given on this page refer to.
Best,
...Alex

Hello,

What should the length of my chapbook be? This is not specified on your website. Thanks,

Natalya

Hello Natalya,

We don't publish chapbooks, so we need at least book-length manuscripts -- not counting front matter and backmatter, at least 50 pages for poetry, at least 100 pages for fiction and nonfiction. There's no maximum.

Best,

...Alex

Hi Alex,

Do you prefer poetry manuscript submissions single-spaced or double-spaced? Thank you! -Sam

Hi Sam,

For poetry manuscripts, single-spaced is preferred. And for fiction & nonfiction, double-spaced is preferred.

Best,

...Alex

 

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