Black Lawrence Press, an imprint of Dzanc Books, publishes contemporary literature and creative non-fiction.

Black Lawrence Press



Black Lawrence Press Submission Guidelines

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Black Lawrence Press accepts electronic submissions only. See the guidelines for details.

Submitting Your Work to Black Lawrence Press

Before submitting to Black Lawrence Press

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From the Black Lawrence Press guidelines:

Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature and creative non-fiction: novels, memoirs, short story collections, poetry, biographies, cultural studies, and translations from the German and French.

Black Lawrence Press only accepts submissions via Submishmash.

Submission Guidelines Details for Black Lawrence Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Diane Goettel, Executive Editor


Accepts: Biography, creative non-fiction, cultural studies, memoirs, poetry, short story collections, translation

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