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A project of Autofocus

About

Autofocus Books publishes works of personal essay, memoir, curated journal/diary, curated letters/e-mail, confessional poetry, hybrid explorations, and anything that makes art from your life. Since all autobiographical work—due to the nature of memory and self-perception—is in some way fictional, autofiction is welcome, but we prefer it more toward the side of memoir. Collaborative work is welcome, too. So is work that includes photography and visual art (if have permission to use it or created it yourself).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Book Book10,000 - 35,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. 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.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Hybrid form, Lyric poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection40 - 140 pages.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. 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.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Nov 2021
Last Checked: 03 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 07 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 07 Oct 2021

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For book publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.