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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We celebrate literature that is both challenging and accessible: poetry that transcends the categories of "mainstream" and "avant-garde"; women's writing; the Great Lakes/Northeastern culture; the recent immigrant experience; poetry in translation; science fiction poetry.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
William Heyen, Allison Joseph, David Lunde
Please watch our website for open submissions period. Submit via our online submissions manager only. $20 reading fee.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
3 - 6 months
None planned at this time
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Editor and publisher
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the Press.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Editor, associate editor, office manager, several readers. All part time..
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep the letter short. Include a separate acknowledgements page.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Submissions must be posted to our submissions manager when open. We do not read unsolicited manuscripts at other times. Manuscripts are read by 3-4 staff readers, who make recommendations to the editor. All manuscripts are also read by the editor.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Excellence of craft, vividness, a surface that allows the reader into the work.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read the sample works on our website to get a sense of our tastes. Or buy a book!
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
A new submitter wrote, "I've been reading the samples on your site, and I think you're going to like my work." We did!
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone with broad tastes who is impatient with obscurity and pretentiousness.