Rare Swan Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Rare Swan Press and its cultural magazine Literati Magazine (since 1999) is dedicated to preserving the independence of the artistic voice, regardless of origin. Our editorial focus is prepared to go against the grain and our publishing collaborative projects may defy conventional expectations of 'traditional print publishing. We seek to curate what an become an historical window into global artistry which thrives on the sidelines of mainstream literature.

Social Media Platforms Used
twitter @rare_swan_press
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Renée Sigel
Contact Title
Contact Email
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, audio, video
Representative Authors
Kari Flickinger, Christina Parisi, Alan Parry
Submissions Policy
Rare Swan Press currently is focussed on special project publishing. While we maintain an open submission policy the number of acceptances is relatively low. Please keep in mind this is a small press and we are committed fully to projects we do accept for publication. We publish Literati Magazine which is undergoing full revision to feature artistic and literary portfolios. Currently Rare Swan Press is hosting the inaugurial biennial Kari Ann Flickinger Memorial Literary Prize, which for 2023 is looking for poetry chapbook submissions.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 3 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
The Kari Ann Memorial Literary Prize. Winner $1500 and publication. Four Finalists: £250.00 plus a Literati Portfolio.
Number Of Paid Staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
ISBN Number
ISBN 978-3-952590-1-0
Renée Sigel
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Currently all staff work on a volunteer basis.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
For query or cover letters please be concise and to the point. We are interested in seeing how the writing speaks for you. We will contact you should we require further information, chapters or biographical information. Please follow guidelines.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Submissions to both Rare Swan Press and Literati Magazine are read and considered thoroughly. Should we believe work can be improved we request collaboration interest in working with a designated editor. Rejections are always addressed.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Originality, an obvious respect for craft and a willingness on the part of the writer to work with our editing team to offer the very best reading experience to their audience.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Among my favourite unsolicited submission discoveries have been some very brave young voices unafraid of speaking out, as well as unexpected talented voices from across the globe which are not only literary but artistic too.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Anyone passionate about opening up their personal horizon to the discovery of worlds held within the artistry of language and the imagination, regardless of genre.