Bona Fide Books specializes in community-driven non-fiction, e.g., anthologies about specific areas and people. We also look for nervy fiction, and unusual memoirs and guides to modern life. Bona Fide also holds an annual poetry contest.
Send query with first 20 pages for book-length works or a sampling of shorter works to with (See website for details)
Simultaneous submissions accepted
2 - 8 weeks
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Bona Fide Books awards annually The Melissa Lanitis Gregory Prize for an unpublished collection of poems. The winner will receive publication, ten copies, a $500 cash award, and a reading at Lake Tahoe. Prizes are awarded upon publication.
For more information, see below and the website.
Call for Manuscripts
48 to 100 pages
Accepting submissions June 1 through August 31 (See website for details)
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