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HOW TO SUBMIT A WORK OF FICTION

We publish a limited number of novels and short story collections. Historically, we have focused on works with LGBTQ themes or works set in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. We are open to considering well-written works of literary fiction that do not meet either of these criteria. However, we do not publish science fiction, fantasy, romance, and most other genre fiction. We are unable to consider free-standing novellas or works of fewer than 60,000 words in total length.

We have established two concentrated reading periods each year. We are open to submissions of fiction from June 15 to August 30, and December 15 to March 1. Inquiries received outside of these windows may not be read and will not be acknowledged.

To submit a work for consideration, please send a brief description of the project, and the first 30–50 pages of the work, as well as a copy of your resume or CV to:

Dennis Lloyd, Director
dlloyd2@wisc.edu

Authors whose projects make it through this initial screening process will be invited to submit their full manuscript for internal and external review.