Soft Skull Press is accepting submissions of full-length poetry, fiction, and nonfiction manuscripts until July 20, 2021. There is no submission fee.
During this submission period, the press, which accepts agented submissions throughout the year, is particularly interested in submissions from “BIPOC writers and underrepresented voices of any race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.”
They are also interested in hybrid projects and translations.
An independent publisher of books that radically engage with art, culture, and events that hold significance in current times, Soft Skull, started in 1992 in New York by Sander Hicks, has published, among other prominent writers, Alain Mabanckou, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Noam Chomsky, Lydia Millet.
The press’s books have received Lambda Literary Awards, the Quill Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction; and have been finalists for the Believer Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Submitted manuscripts will be read by the editorial staff; they aim to respond within six months.
“We want our books to offer a refuge from, an alternative to, and an argument against mainstream culture and mainstream thinking,” Soft Skull says.
If you have a complete manuscript that does that, submit here.