Rock and a Hard Place Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Rock and a Hard Place Press is a lit-noir publisher, focused on stories of struggle, tales of the powerless and marginalized, characters on the fringes of society … and what they do next.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter; Facebook
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Roger J Nokes
Contact Title
Editor in Chief
Submissions Policy
Rock and a Hard Place Magazine is a cross-genre magazine publishing works of fiction that focus on the plight of marginalized, poor, depressed, and desperate. We want fiction from any genre. We want stories that mix genres. We want stories that don’t acknowledge the existence of genre or categories. Really, what we want is stories that detail life at the bottom or at the margins of human society. These can be stories about losers who always make the wrong decisions, or they can be stories about people who always make the right decisions but who still can’t get ahead because of the hand they were dealt in life.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
3 to 5
Titles In Print
Rock and a Hard Place Magazine issues 1 through 7; Neighborhood of Dead Ends; Under the Thumb: Stories of Police Opression