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Civil Coping Mechanisms

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Do not submit here! This project is on indefinite hiatus. Check their site to find out whether this is a submission and/or publication hiatus. (February 2021)

About

Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) is a DIY kind of press. We take the same level of angst as our brethren in shunning those that would be in the immediate position of neglecting our efforts as artisans. We take the sentiment of doing it ourselves while stating to the tired publishing process, “hell with it.” Why not do it our way? Innovative fiction crossing any and all boundaries to share its vision. Innovative community of similar-minded artisans and auteurs. What only matters: offering a space for the innovation and experimentation so sorely shamed and disregarded as unmarketable by the major and indie presses too busy selling the next celebrity memoir, paper-thin creative nonfiction spine of lies, the wax-intellectual pursuits of yet-again the same vision wrapped in newer trim, or the same regurgitated genre-fiction and prose you’d expect would have become stale by now. No wonder the publishing industry flounders while other entertainment industries report record numbers and new-inventions. The printed word need not slacken at a time when what’s read is more likely plastered to the digital page. Oh yes, we rant. This is our place. We’ll do as we damn well please. This press is a place for coping with the contemporary ennui of the modern literary artist. You need not fret. Your work shall stretch out its wings and flutter as far as its desire.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction On Hiatus

We’re looking for work so conceptually or aesthetically innovative it simply can’t be published anywhere else, fully embracing the surreal, the avant-garde, the postmodern. Work in alternative genres is encouraged. We want literary objects infused with “otherness”: so new, so different, that they renovate our notion of what literature can be.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Fabulism, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Contemporary, Fabulism, Historical, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Slipstream.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Experimental, Literary, Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Novella Novella20,000 to 40,000 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 + Unknown royalties No monetary advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry On Hiatus

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Fabulism, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Contemporary, Fabulism, Historical, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Slipstream.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Experimental, Literary, Quirky, Surrealist.
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 No 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: 09 Feb 2021
Date Added: 27 May 2010

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