Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Unbound Edition Press champions free, honest, original voices. Committed to the power of the literary arts to explore and illuminate the contemporary human condition, we publish authors of poetry, short fiction and essay collections. We aim to identify, develop and defend writers who create thoughtfully challenging work which may not find a home with mainstream publishers. We are guided by a mission to respect and elevate emerging, overlooked and LGBTQ+ authors, and to make meaningful contributions to the literary arts by publishing their work.
Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter: @PressUnbound ; Insta: @UnboundEdition ; FB: facebook.com/unboundedition
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Submissions are managed with Submittable, and we focus on finding (mostly) finished manuscripts of collections of poetry, short fiction and essays. We offer two open submission periods each year: August 1 - November 1 and February 1 - April 1. We do not publish light verse or inspirational musings. Work that advances hate speech or discrimination in any way, in any form, is dismissed as garbage. Poetry collection submissions ideally include 50-60 poems; long-form poems are welcomed. Short Fiction collection submissions ideally include between 12 and 15 stories, and total between 30,000 and 50,000 words. We do not publish short-short fiction or novellas at present. Essay collection submissions ideally include between 15 and 20 essays, and total between 60,000 and 75,000 words. We do not publish academic research papers as part of essay collections. All submissions receive a response, if even just an update, within 90 days. Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
2019 for print; online since 2007
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
The Best of Unbound Edition: 2007-2013 (ISBN: 978-0991378005)