Thank you for considering publication with Vital Narrative Press. It’s been almost two years since we accepted new manuscripts and we want this process to be as stress-free as possible.
We are considering fiction, non-fiction and poetry for publication. The submission period will last throughout the summer ending in early September. We are not accepting work that has been previously published in print, online books or magazines (this doesn’t include self-publishing to blogs, message boards or social media).
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please notify us immediately if your query is accepted with another publication.
Submissions should include a query letter, an author biography, any social media platforms you would like to share and a sample of your work. Upload your file through the submission manager system below, powered by Typeform. Be sure to include your letter, bio, social media and writing sample in a single file (.doc, .docx, or .pdf).
FICTION & NON-FICTION
Your sample should include no more than three short stories or the first three chapters of your manuscript. There is no word count limit. Submissions may be any length, any style or any subject. Multiple entries by a single author are acceptable and each submission will be treated as a separate entry with an additional $25 fee.
Please submit all poems together in one document. Your sample should include a minimum of four poems and a maximum of ten poems. There is no line limit. Poems may be any length, any style or any subject. Multiple entries by a single poet are acceptable, but each group of ten poems must be treated as a separate entry with an additional $25 fee.
Documents cannot be revised after submission. Work should be polished, but minor typos are expected and will not affect our decision to pursue publication (that’s what our editors are for). If you realize you’ve made a significant mistake to a paid submission, DO NOT pay the fee twice. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll correct it for you.
Our submissions are open to all people of color worldwide, but work must be written mostly in English.
Fees are nonrefundable.
Click here to submit or use the submission manager below.
All queries will be contacted by October 1, 2019.
We are not accepting submissions through email.
If your manuscript is not accepted for publication, please remain encouraged and continue to improve your craft. You are always welcome to submit again in the future.