Presses with fee-free open reading periods

For those of you (maybe like myself) who are tired of the contest hype (and the pull on your pocketbook), here a couple of presses with fee-free open reading periods:

Black Ocean Press (Full-length poetry manuscript only)–Submit full + cover letter

Black Lawrence Press (novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German and the French), and creative nonfiction)–Submit full + cover letter

dancing girl press (poetry chapbook only)–Submit full. No simultaneous submissions. Limited to women poets.

Brooklyn Arts Press (Poetry (full-length and chapbook), short fiction, novels, nonfiction, and art)–Query letter + work sample

Bat Cat Press ( poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and other forms (such as manuscripts that include illustrations or other media). Collections of short pieces are very welcome as are long and short single works – novels, novellas, poems, stories, etc. For their 2013 submission period, they’re especially interested in seeing collections of short fiction and prose poetry)–Submit full

BlazeVOX (poetry, short stories, experimental fiction, literary criticism (including companions, studies and histories)–Submit full + cover letter

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