Solum Literary Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We are a Christian small press publishing poetry chapbooks and collections, short story collections, novellas, and novels. Our biannual literary journal, Solum Journal, features poetry, short stories, homilies, and visual art. We primarily publish work concerning Christian theology or work which deals with the Christian life, i.e., the trials and triumphs of daily life with God. We hope to uplift young or undiscovered Christian authors, academics, and artists, and provide a space for them to interact and grow from one another. While we generally publish work with Christian themes, our main criteria for publication are honesty and literary merit. God’s truth can be found in all forms of art and literature, just as He’s found in all creation (Psalm 19). So long as a piece doesn’t denigrate the Christian worldview — e.g., espouse worldviews like nihilism or conflicting religious traditions —, then we welcome it. Your work doesn’t need to directly pertain to Christian theology or contain Christian themes for consideration.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Instagram, TikTok
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Riley Bounds
essays, fiction, poetry, art, audio, video
Submissions Policy
We accept both previously unpublished material and reprints. Simultaneous submissions are welcome so long as we are notified in the event your submission is published elsewhere. Upon publication, you grant us First North American Serial Rights (F.N.A.S.R.) or Second Serial Rights (S.S.R.) for print publication, and/or First Electronic Rights (F.E.R.) or Second Electronic Rights (S.E.R.) for digital publication, depending on the medium. We purchase nonexclusive print and electronic rights, so you are free to publish your work elsewhere after we do. However, if we are the first to publish your piece, we ask that you credit us as the first publisher of the work in any reprints or subsequent publications of the work. Please specify whether your work is previously unpublished or a reprint so we can credit the original publisher. For more details, please visit our submissions page here:
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
1 - 2 months
Author Payments
Number Of Paid Staff
Year Founded
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Number Of Books Published Per Year
~ 12+
Titles In Print
Solum Journal Volumes I, II, and III; Red Stuff; A Crown for Abba Moses; Vessel
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
Average Price Per Book
Average Price Per E-Book
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Riley Bounds
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
My friend and colleague Bartolo Cruz conceived the idea based on my prior experience working on a literary journal and publishing in several others.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Bart and I are the sole staff.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
This summarizes our expectations well:
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Through Submittable.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
An understanding of the form and an author's sincerity of writing which we can intuit from the piece.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Don’t be intimidated. We treat authors’ works as expressions of their innermost selves, so take heart in knowing we handle your work with solemnity and reverence.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
There’s always the one that got away. That’s why we painstakingly pore over every submission and treat the piece with the same respect we would its author.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Christian academics/grad students/seminarians and the open-minded skeptic.