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Breathe Free Press
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (917) 273-6168
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Tweeter FaceBook Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    We only accept original work. Please do not send essays previously published online or in print. Submissions are read year-round for publication triannually Winter–Spring-Fall. DOUBLE SPACED submissions are easier to read and edit, but there is an exception for textual structure integral to meaning. We are equally interested in reading both emerging and established writers. A cover letter is useful to acquaint the editors with the author behind the work. We understand and encourage simultaneous submissions, but please share your good news of acceptance elsewhere.
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  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Deborah Di Bari
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, nonfiction
  • Focus
    Breathe Free Press is a literary magazine of resistance and awareness dedicated to essayism as art.
  • Representative authors
    Anne Carson, Brian Dillon, Virginia Woolf
  • Submissions policy
    Breathe Free Press only accepts submissions through Submittable. We are interested in art, not journalism—in literary observation funneled through social awareness in essayism and narratives that subvert genre constraints.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
  • Contests
    BREATHE FREE PRESS ESSAYIST RETREAT in SPERLONG, ITALY JUNE 3RD to 13th, 2018 (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • Number of Issues per Year
  • Average Page Views per Month
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
  • If rolling content, how often is content updated?
  • Publish Print Anthology?
  • Publishes (%)
    100% Essays
  • Ads?

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