Querencia Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Querencia Press is an independent publisher, seeking to amplify marginalized & overlooked voices. We want to create a safe space for writers and artists to share their stories. We are especially interested in work that may have been looked over in the past for shouting too loudly. We want you to shout. We want you to make us listen.

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Emily Perkovich
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Submissions Policy
Querencia Press accepts poetry, fiction, non-fiction (including memoir), and hybrid work. We accept work through Submittable or email - [email protected]. Please include a short bio in the body of your email and the genre you are submitting to in the subject line. We are currently looking for chapbooks, full length manuscripts, as well as pieces for our first anthology. We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work that has appeared in print or online (this includes blogs and social media). As long as you hold the copyright to the work, we want to see it! You keep the rights to your work! Your work belongs to you! Querencia Press does not charge a submission fee. If a manuscript is accepted, you will receive a contract with competitive royalty options, but we are a non-paying market for anthologies. All submissions should be in a single .pdf, .doc, or .docx format, however we do not require any specific formatting guidelines. For anthology submissions we ask that you title your document with the genre and the number of pieces (i.e. Poetry - 5 Pieces). We do not tolerate sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, or any other forms of bigotry. We do accept explicit content, but please provide a trigger warning so we know what we are reading. Querencia is a small press. We read and consider each submission carefully, and we do not believe in silent rejections. You will receive a response. Manuscripts - We are looking for chapbooks and full-lengths in any genre. For chapbooks, we are seeking work with a minimum of 20 pieces or a minimum of 1,500 words. Work that exceeds 45 pieces or 30,000 words will be considered full-length. There is no page limit, but please let us know what genre the work falls into along with if you are submitting a chapbook or a full-length manuscript. Please submit your work in a single document. Poetry - We accept submissions of up to five (5) pieces per person. There is no page or word count limit, but we will not read additional submissions in the same category unless you have received a response. Please submit your work in a single document. Fiction, Non-fiction, & Hybrid - We accept submissions of up to three (3) pieces per person. There is no page limit. Please do not exceed 2,000 words per piece. We will not read additional submissions in the same category unless you have received a response. Please submit your work in a single document.
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