Indie publisher the Emma Press has launched a call for prose pamphlet submissions. They are inviting writers to send in manuscripts and covering letters before the deadline on 25th January 2015. The pamphlets will be selected and edited by Emma Wright and Rachel Piercey, and published in autumn 2015 and 2016.
The Emma Press has previously published exclusively poetry and has recently been shortlisted for the 2014 Michael Marks Awards for poetry pamphlet publishers. The editors are looking for a wide variety of prose pamphlet submissions, including short stories, essays, guides and recipes.
Publisher Emma Wright says: ‘The pamphlet is an established format in the poetry publishing world, because it gives young writers the chance to reach a wider audience and showcase their work. We think there is a lot of potential in the prose pamphlet and we’re hoping that writers embrace the brief and send us some exciting proposals. Above all we’re looking for good writing: clear, polished and stylish prose.’
All writers who send in proposals must be a member of the Emma Press Club (which involves buying a book/ebook/set of postcards from the publisher’s website) in addition to paying a £5 pamphlet submission fee per proposal.
Full guidelines on the Emma Press Submissions page. You can read further details about the publisher’s vision for the pamphlet series on their blog.
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