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About

A 501(c)3 non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is entirely volunteer-run, publishes chapbooks and full-length works in both print and digital formats, and hosts a variety of online journals. Our mission is to champion great work—especially by persons under-represented in literary publishing—and we welcome writers and artists regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, religion, class, veteran status, and educational background. We are firm believers in fostering artists whose work is worthy of recognition. Sundress Publications works closely with its authors, artists, and contributors, providing feedback and assistance through every stage of the publication process. For this reason, we do not and cannot publish works we do not love whole-heartedly. Our aesthetic sensibilities run the gamut from traditional to innovative; we do not align ourselves with a single school or style. While we do confess a preference for poetry, we do not publish it exclusively. Instead, we seek works in all genres by intelligent, creative humans that speak to other intelligent, creative humans. In many ways, Sundress Publications envisions the manuscripts it publishes as concept albums, not merely as collections of hot singles. We are most interested in the overall effect created by the artist, how the parts act in concert to create the whole.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2000

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story Collection31,250 - 41,250 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
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Nonfiction Collection Nonfiction Collection31,250 - 41,250 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

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 Collection48 - 80 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: 21 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 17 Nov 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Jun 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 21 Sep 2012

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