We're looking for fiction manuscripts of any length: chapbooks, story collections, novellas, novels, and experimental and hybrid forms. We will consider work of every character. Include contact information and a brief artistic biography with publication history. If you're sending a novel, include a brief synopsis, no longer than two or three paragraphs. 


This year, New Rivers has elected to charge a small $5 reading fee for our general submissions period in efforts to help offset the cost of publishing and marketing the books we publish. However, in an attempt to not be prohibitive to our submitters, we will keep the first 10 days free of charge: March 1–10. Then the remainder of the submission window will have the $5 fee. We appreciate your understanding.


Note: Please only submit completed manuscripts. As a small operation, we do not have the resources to field book proposals or samples, and we would much rather see your entire manuscript as it is rather than only a sample. We want to judge what you have written on its own merits and not on a possible future manuscript based on a proposal or sample. Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to reading your work.


Note 2: As a small non-profit press, we subsist off the submissions of authors and off the donations of invested parties. This year, we have once again included an optional donation feature below. Donating will have no impact on the reading of your manuscript or on our decisions to accept a submission, but we do appreciate the support from anyone who is willing and able to contribute to our operations. Either way, thank you for thinking of New Rivers Press. For images of available items, find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @NewRiversPress.

We're looking for nonfiction manuscripts of any length: chapbooks, essay collections, longer meditations, thematically focused memoirs, and experimental and hybrid forms. We will consider work of every character. Include contact information and a brief artistic biography with publication history. If you're sending a novel, include a brief synopsis, no longer than two or three paragraphs.

This year, New Rivers has elected to charge a small $5 reading fee for our general submissions period in efforts to help offset the cost of publishing and marketing the books we publish. However, in an attempt to not be prohibitive to our submitters, we will keep the first 10 days free of charge: March 1–10. Then the remainder of the submission window will have the $5 fee. We appreciate your understanding.

Note: Please only submit completed manuscripts. As a small operation, we do not have the resources to field book proposals or samples, and we would much rather see your entire manuscript as it is rather than only a sample. We want to judge what you have written on its own merits and not on a possible future manuscript based on a proposal or sample. Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to reading your work.

Note 2: As a small non-profit press, we subsist off the submissions of authors and off the donations of invested parties. This year, we have once again included an optional donation feature below. Donating will have no impact on the reading of your manuscript or on our decisions to accept a submission, but we do appreciate the support from anyone who is willing and able to contribute to our operations. Either way, thank you for thinking of New Rivers Press.  For images of available items, find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @NewRiversPress.

We're looking for poetry manuscripts of any length: chapbooks, full collections, and experimental and hybrid works. We will consider work of every character. Include contact information and a brief artistic biography with publication history. If you're sending a novel, include a brief synopsis, no longer than two or three paragraphs.

This year, New Rivers has elected to charge a small $5 reading fee for our general submissions period in efforts to help offset the cost of publishing and marketing the books we publish. However, in an attempt to not be prohibitive to our submitters, we will keep the first 10 days free of charge: March 1–10. Then the remainder of the submission window will have the $5 fee. We appreciate your understanding.

Note: Please only submit completed manuscripts. As a small operation, we do not have the resources to field book proposals or samples, and we would much rather see your entire manuscript as it is rather than only a sample. We want to judge what you have written on its own merits and not on a possible future manuscript based on a proposal or sample. Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to reading your work.

Note 2: As a small non-profit press, we subsist off the submissions of authors and off the donations of invested parties. This year, we have once again included an optional donation feature below. Donating will have no impact on the reading of your manuscript or on our decisions to accept a submission, but we do appreciate the support from anyone who is willing and able to contribute to our operations. Either way, thank you for thinking of New Rivers Press. For images of available items, find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @NewRiversPress.

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