Trnsfr/Trnsfr Books

Type Of Organization
(616) 552-3314
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Trnsfr started as a print literary journal in 2009. After releasing our first full-length book title in 2016 as an imprint of a larger independent press, Trnsfr became a fully autonomous publisher in 2018. Trnsfr now publishes two full-length books a year, in July and November, and an annual journal, in March, showcasing experimental poetry, prose, and art. We are dedicated to bringing innovative and underrepresented voices to a wider audience in well-made, handsomely designed editions.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Alban Fischer
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Submissions Policy
We accept prose submissions of no more than 7000 words or three flash fictions of up to 1000 words each, and up to five poems totaling no more than ten pages per submission. We accept simultaneous submissions. We usually read for the journal from July to December. For our online component, Sip Cup, we read on a rolling basis and accept poetry up to 25 lines and prose up to 750 words. We publish two full length books a year drawn from two alternating biennial prizes, one for fiction and one for poetry. Our book prizes are open to writers of any gender or gender identity writing in the English language at any stage in their publishing career.
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