Autumn House Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Autumn House Press is a nonprofit publisher located in Pittsburgh, PA whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature. 1.) The press will concentrate on publishing the work of excellent contemporary writers who have a following among readers, but whose work has been overlooked by commercial publishers. 2.) We see our relationships with our authors as partnerships; we will support them by ensuring their books are edited with care and are available in a variety of locations. 3.) In the belief that a book is not only a readable text but also an object of art, the press is dedicated to producing beautifully designed, well-manufactured books on acid-free paper, as well as electronic texts of comparable quality. However, this dedication to quality will be balanced against considerations of cost in order to make the books affordable to all. 4.) We believe art and literature are essential to the growth of a community and strive to enhance the neighborhoods around us.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Christine Stroud
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Editor in Chief
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Recent Awards Received
Winner of the 2023 Theodore Roethke Memorial Winner of the 2021 PEN America Literary Award for Debut Short Story Collection
Representative Authors
Ada Limón, Michael X. Wang, Beth Alvarado
Submissions Policy
We have an open call period for full-length collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and we run four full-length contests for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. All submissions require a fee and all must go through our online submission manager, Submittable. All AHP authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts to us at any point but are also not bound to republish with us.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
4 - 10 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
Autumn House Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction and the Autumn House Rising Writer Prize for debut books.
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University of Chicago Press
University of Chicago Press
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