Lanternfish Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Lanternfish Press, founded in Philadelphia in 2013, publishes literature of the rare and strange: fiction that crosses the boundary between literary and speculative; real or imagined tales of characters at the margins of history; essays rooted in a strong sense of place; a cabinet of curious Victorian reprints. We seek the grotesque, the alien made familiar, the “I don’t know what this is—but I love it.” Lanternfish aims to make books and publication accessible to readers and writers who fall outside the literary mainstream, whether in race, sexuality, gender, situation, or pure individual oddity. We're a home for books that defy pigeonholes—and for the readers who love them.

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Facebook, Twitter, Insta @LFPbooks
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Christine Neulieb
Contact Title
Editorial Director
Submissions Policy
Lanternfish Press accepts unsolicited submissions twice yearly via, usually for one month in the spring and one month in the fall. We specialize in the "rare and strange": fiction with a speculative element or gothic twist. We're also interested in creative nonfiction from liminal perspectives. Please submit complete manuscript (or book proposal with sample chapters, in the case of nonfiction). Do not query first.
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Year Founded
2014 (informally, 2013)
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