Submission Guidelines

Please read all instructions before submitting work.

For all submissions cover letters are optional but include a short bio (50-80 word) written in the third person.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please send us an email ASAP letting us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept previously published work.

If your work is accepted you grant us First North American Serial Rights to publish it first and Archival Rights to archive it online. Rights revert back to the author upon publication. Abandoned Library Press asks that any reprints give first publication credit.

Any submissions with odd or highly specific formatting send as both a pdf and word doc (odt, doc, docx)

For Poetry:

Submit 1-5 poems, maximum of 12 pages, as an attachment with “POETRY SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Flash and Short Fiction:

Submit 3-8 pages of work (A single work or multiple stories, 8 pages total maximum for the whole submissions) with “SHORT PROSE SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Hybrid Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and All Other Kinds of Prose:

Submit a query/project proposal with a sample of up to 5 pages, Can be an excerpt of a larger work. Include “HYBRID GENRE’ or “MISC GENRE” in the email subject line.

For Articles and Reviews:

Submit a query/project proposal with a sample of up to 5 pages, with “REVIEW/ARTICLE SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Visual Art:

Submit up to 10 images in jpeg, or png format with a short description of the piece(s) and with “VISUAL ART SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Video and Short Film Pieces:

Submit the video link (youtube, vimeo, etc.) and a description of the piece. Include “VIDEO SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Sound and Music Pieces:

Submit the audio link (bandcamp, soundcloud, etc.) and a description of the piece. Include “AUDIO SUBMISSION” in the email subject line.

For Anything Else:

If your submission doesn’t seem to fit in any of the prior categories, please send a query with details about your submission with “OTHER SUBMISSIONS” in the email subject line.

 

Send all submissions to   abandonedlibrarypress@gmail.com

 

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