All manuscripts in every genre are considered for publication through our full length open general submissions or one of our genre prizes. 

C&R Press will award three $1,000 prizes for a poetry book, a novel or short story collection, and a creative non-fiction or memoir book. The  winners in each genre, a runner-up, and a short list will be announced  in January 2020. We consider publishing runners-up and other manuscripts. Winning books and potential runners-up will receive publication in fall 2020. Each prize winner will also receive a marketing campaign to promote the release of the book valued at $1,000.

All prizes follow CLMP practice guidelines and are read  blind.  

C&R Press is engaging our community more than ever, by seeking diverse and submerged voices, hosting readings and events at festivals from the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Miami Book Festival, to Sewanee and the Texas Book Festival, and off-site gatherings at AWP.

We look forward to reading your work!

*Please note that for work we've classified In Progress we do not allow edits or changes to the manuscript. 

*For non-prize full length fiction, memoir, essays and other manuscripts we can take 6-18 months to respond, in some cases faster and in some longer. Our policy is to give manuscripts that have strong, though not unanimous support, multiple chances to be selected across several reading periods. We welcome inquiries and ask for patience. We are giving each work the read through and consideration it deserves.

*The prize does not apply to regular submissions under consideration from past open submission periods.  

C&R Press is open for submissions of full length manuscripts in every genre for our 2020 and 2021 catalogs. Novels, poetry, short story collections, creative nonfiction, memoir, essay, experimental and hybrid work are all considered for publication. 

C&R publishes 12-16 books across all genres each year. 

For Novels and memoirs, please include a synopsis.

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