Written by Emily Harstone September 4th, 2014

Seven Stories Press: Open To Book Submissions

UPDATED October 6th 2020: They are no longer open to unsolicited submissions.

Seven Stories Press is an independent publisher that has been around for twenty years. They have published a number of highly respected books. Their books are distributed by Random House.

Seven Stories Press primarily publishes fiction and non-fiction as well as the occasional book of poetry. They are interested in journalism and social justice. The books they publish tend to be either literary or academic in nature.

Seven Stories Press is  a well respected publisher in both academic and literary circles. They publish over 20 books a year on average so they have a hefty back catalog as well as a number of new releases at all time

Seven Stories Press also publishes books aimed at children young adult readers, something they have started to focus on in recent years. They call this imprint of their publishing company Triangle Square.

They accept manuscript submissions only through the mail. They expect a query letter as well as two chapters of the work. They will not read complete manuscripts. Make sure to include a self addressed and stamped envelope so that they can reply to you. They try to respond to most submissions within a few months. They will not consider email submissions. To learn more about their submission process visit the contact section of the site.


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