Written by Emily Harstone

11:11 Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

11: 11 Press is an independent literary publisher based in Minneapolis, MN that was founded in 2018. They publish a wide range of literature but are currently only open to submissions for their fiction series, Nothing Exists Alone.

This is how they describe the series:

“Expanding on our catalog of risk-taking work, this fiction series will challenge writers to explore themes of climate change, freshly. We are searching for stories that anchor spaciousness within the emotional intensity of this crisis, helping readers to confront and process its magnitude. Though the subject matter is urgent, the plots may not be big nor loud. Instead, we envision they’ll hold the door for shaky relationships, common-store bargains, ambient loss, and all must lift the numbness we hold in place of fear.”

The series editor is Hanna Guido. The series has been open to submissions from Saturday, January 1st 2022, and will remain open till Friday, April 1, 2022. They are only interested in seeing complete manuscripts. The plan is to publish the first manuscript in this series in 2023. To read full details in terms of their guidelines, go here. Please read them carefully.

This is what they have to say about reprints:  “We are open to considering work that has been previously published and has fallen out of print as well as works in translation; if this is the case, please make a note in the cover letter including where (or in what language) the work was originally published, how long it has been out of print, confirmation that you control rights to the work and any other relevant information.”

To get a feel for what they’ve previously published, go here.  They’ve put this very handy submission advice page here. I like their covers. I wish they disclosed more about their distribution, but otherwise their FAQ is helpful.

To learn more or to submit to Nothing Exists Alone, go to their submission manager here. For their general submissions page (currently closed), go here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

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