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Writing Knights was developed in 2009 by Azriel Johnson just after he became homeless. Writing Knights started as a freelance writing outfit where he was able to make enough money to stay in a storage unit over the winter of 2009-2010. Once he recovered from being homeless, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio and started participating in the poetry scene. He saw his first chapbook and went to his first events and thought, "Hey, I can do this" and created his first chapbook "Hellfire, Heavensent." After realizing how easy chapbook creation was he formulated a plan and enlisted 5 fellow poets to release chapbooks with his new, independent, Writing Knights Press.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 June 2021* (approx. 47 days from now) through 30 June 2021. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novella Novella25,000 - 40,000 words.
Story Collection Story Collection6,000 - 12,500 words.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance to Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Pays occasionally, up to Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 June 2021* (approx. 47 days from now) through 30 June 2021. 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection6,000 - 12,500 words.
Book BookMore than 25,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance to Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Pays occasionally, up to Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 June 2021* (approx. 47 days from now) through 30 June 2021. 0
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Haiku (or related), Invented/Nonce form, Narrative poetry, Persona poetry, Prose poetry, Sonnet.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Chapbook Poetry Chapbook24 - 50 pages.
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection100 pages or more.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance to Token advance (under US$200) + Unknown royalties Pays occasionally, up to Token advance (under US$200). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Writing Knight Press Birthday Chapbook Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2021
Last Checked: 28 Mar 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Apr 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 Jun 2016

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