Wandering Hermit seeking chapbook length submissions
Wandering Hermit Press is now open for contest submissions of chapbook length poetry, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. You will find a description of what we are looking for below. An open call for submissions to our online journal Wandering Hermit Review will be forthcoming as well as an open call for manuscripts to the press.
The Wandering Hermit Review & Press website is under construction now. We plan to debut it in January. In the meantime you can keep up with us here at our Tumblr page and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wanderinghermitreview?fref=nf).
In our previous life as a print journal Wandering Hermit Review published a wide array of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, experimental writing and visual art. We’re looking forward to bringing that same spirit to the web and the world of books. We hope you will take the journey with us.
Poetry: As Robert Duncan wrote, “every order of poetry finds itself, defines itself, in conflict with others.” We’d love to see that conflict take place within the book catalog of Wandering Hermit Press. Send acrostics, alcaics, alphabet poems, aubades, ballads, blues poems, catalog poems, centos, cinquains, concrete poems, constraint-driven forms of your own invention, elegiacs, free verse, haiku, laments, lang po or oulipo inspired experiments, madrigals, odes, pantoums, projective verse, prose poems, rispettos, rondeaus, roundelays, sapphics, skeltonics, sestinas, sonnets, tanka, triolets, villanelles, vispo…. you get the idea.
Fiction: Wandering Hermit Press is open to a broad range of literary fiction. We’d like to see short stories, micro-fiction, fables, and novel or novella excerpts that stand on their own. We’re interested in Social Realism, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Postmodern Meta-fiction, and the indefinable. Weird is good. So is funny. Send humor. Not interested in paint-by-numbers genre fiction but if; like Oakley Hall or Cormac McCarthy for the Western, Walter Mosley for Detective Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin for Science Fiction, you’re working within the constraints of the genre to say something serious and original about the human condition, by all means let us have a look.
Non-fiction: Wandering Hermit Press seeks well-written, concise autobiographies, biographies, criticism, general interest essays, literary essays, personal essays, and memoirs. Excerpts from longer works which stand on their own are welcome.