Submit to Four Way Books During the Year
January 1- March 31, 2014
The Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry
Brenda Shaughnessy, judge
For a book-length collection of poetry written in English by a poet who has not previously published a book of poems. Previous publication of a chapbook is fine and those poems may be in the collection submitted. $1000.00 honorarium and participation in a Four Way Books reading in NYC.
$28.00 processing fee. Online or paper submissions accepted.
June 1-30, 2014
The Four Way Books June Open Reading Period
Open to all poets and fiction writers. Book-length poetry collections, story collections and novellas.
We do not publish novels, translations, or non fiction. $28.00 processing fee. Online or paper submissions accepted.
November 15-December 15, 2014
It’s No Contest
For a book-length collection of poetry in English by a New York City resident (5 boroughs) emerging writer for a first or second collection of poems.
Guidelines to submit: email your manuscript in one word or PDF file and include all contact information. If you would like, you may include acknowledgments, bio, and notes. You should include a table of contents. The book should not be less than 45 pages of text. Kindly send your manuscript to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee to submit. We will respond to you by March 2015. Thank you.
Throughout the year
On rare occasion, we can read outside of our reading periods. You may query. But please do not email a query to us during our reading periods (see above), asking if we will read your manuscript. “Outside our reading period” means at a time other than our formal reading calendar. It is rare that we can accommodate such a request, but we will try. In truth, we are geared up to read during our formal periods. These are the best times to submit. Queries may be directed to email@example.com. Do not submit your work to us without querying first.
Please note: Four Way Books editors do not offer editorial comments on submissions. We consider ourselves to be readers only until we actually sign a contract with an author. At that point, we develop an editorial relationship with the author.
The Four Way Review
Four Way Review is a biannual electronic literary journal from non-profit, independent literary publisher Four Way Books. We publish poetry and fiction from both established and emerging authors through our open submissions process. In 2012, we celebrated the Review’s innaugural issue and the 20th anniversary of Four Way Books.
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