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Alternating Current is a boutique independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world. We have existed since 1993, creating chapbooks, paperbacks, zines, online resources, zine libraries, spoken word events, poetry readings, national book tours, and literature collections, as well as offering services in author and press promotions, such as blog tours, book tours, book trailers, audio recordings, merchandising, editing, critiquing, and book clubs. We have our hands in all the pies, and we pass the fruits on to you.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for most submissions (see their site for exceptions).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1993

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Young adults, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fee-based fiction submissions through 31 July 2019 (226.9 days from now). 1
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Science, Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Pay ranges from Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fee-based nonfiction submissions through 31 July 2019 (226.9 days from now). 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Mathematics, Science, Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Book BookNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Pay ranges from Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fee-based poetry submissions through 31 July 2019 (226.9 days from now). 1
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Science, Technology.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry CollectionNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Pay ranges from Token advance (under US$200) to Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Nov 2018
Last Audited: 19 Sep 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Jan 2015

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