C&R Press is open for full length manuscripts in all categories for our 2017-18 catalog. Novels, poetry, short story collections, creative non-fiction, memoir, experimental and hybrid work.
C&R Press submissions are open for our Summer Tide Pool Chapbook alongside our call for a new anthology.
C&R Press is engaging more than ever in our community, 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, to off-site gatherings at AWP.
C&R has never held a formal reading period. We accept work that will hold people’s attention for years to come. It’s
true that not all submitted work can be taken for publication, but please know
each contribution helps support our cause (we’re poets and writers, too!)—which
is to celebrate and promote literature. The funds created by the reading period go toward one
goal: the creation of author-friendly contract models and opportunities to market and promote essential literature.
We look forward to seeing your work!
*Please note that for work we've classified In Progress we do not allow edits or changes to the manuscript.
C&R publishes 12-16 books across all genres each year.
We are looking for work that is developed and has a strong singular voice. We encourage emerging and established authors in the manuscript process to submit their best work.
About C&R Press Chapbooks
The Summer Tide Pool Chapbook is part of C&R Press's annual chapbook series that includes The Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook that runs between October 1 and March 15 each year.
Aliens, Cyborgs, Zombies and the Ongoing Apocalypse:
Sci-Fi Poems of the 21st Century and Beyond, a poetry anthology
edited by Travis Denton and Katie Chaple, will appear from C&R Press early
spring 2017. We encourage you to push the boundaries of what is science fiction
poetry alongside classic takes of the genre—poems about monsters, altered
states, alien worlds, post-apocalyptic society and much more. Send up to six
poems with a current bio in one document and let us know if any of the poems
have been previously published and where in a cover letter. (Previously
published poems are welcome.)