Written by Emily Harstone November 14th, 2019

CLASH Books: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

CLASH Books started in 2015, they also publish CLASH Magazine. They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

CLASH Books is a small press but they attend major conferences like AWP and they host readings. They also offer wholesale discounts and they have provisional distribution via Ingram Spark.

Their submission guidelines are very bare-bones and are as follows:

“We are looking for strong voices & POV’s in any genre. Fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Especially looking for unique voices of female identifying & POC from all over the world. CLASH Books is about global perspectives, contrasts, & juxtapositions. “

All submissions must be made via email.

They have published an eclectic mix of books and the covers are generally excellent. If you are considering submitting to them I highly encourage you to look through their catalog. It’s very easy to figure out what work they are interested in and what they aren’t.

They are much more focused on publishing books than recruiting authors on the web page. The staff page on the website is not particularly informative.

To learn more visit their website here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.


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