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Acre Books 65

A project of The Cincinnati Review (see other related projects).

About

Acre Books, the small press offshoot of The Cincinnati Review, aims to build on the excellence of its parent publication, bringing you volumes upon volumes of beautifully crafted fiction and poetry by new as well as established writers in the US and beyond.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media

Electronic Publication Electronic Publication 
Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
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 list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Book BookNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + Unknown royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry CollectionNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + Unknown royalties No monetary advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText 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: 05 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 18 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 08 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 04 Oct 2017

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