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Thank you for your interest in publishing with Hub City.

This is a special reading period for creative nonfiction: essay collections, memoirs, and single-topic narrative nonfiction.

At this time, we will NOT consider novels or poetry.

Submissions are open until February 14.

About the press:

Hub City Press is a small press, publishing six to eight titles per year including books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. Focused on finding and spotlighting extraordinary new and unsung writers from the American South, our curated list champions authors who represent the many people of this region and books that don’t fit neatly into the commercial or academic publishing landscape.

In general, our publication schedule operates at least 12-18 months in advance of release.

We are looking for:

Well-crafted works by new and established authors with an emphasis on the Southern experience and a strong sense of place. During this open reading period, we prefer queried projects to be close to completion.

We are committed to publishing and supporting lesser-heard Southern voices, including Black and Indigenous people, queer and trans people, immigrants, people with disabilities, as well as people from ethnic, cultural, and religious groups who have been historically oppressed and underrepresented by the publishing industry.

If you would like us to consider your work:

In addition to the first 10 pages of your book, please send us a one-page query letter about your manuscript.

This query letter should include the title, genre, length, book description, author background and publication history. Let us know of any credentials that particularly qualify you to write your book. If you have access to special markets or promotional opportunities for your book, we’d like to know about them as well. We will be in touch with you if we have interest in your work. At this time, we are unable to respond to every query. If you haven’t heard from us within 90 days, we’ve passed on your project and wish you the best in placing it elsewhere.

Our preference is to communicate with you by email, so please make sure the email you use for Submittable is up to date.

We are not looking for:

Submissions in the following categories: romance, science fiction, true crime, mystery, cookbooks, how-to books, horror/paranormal or specific-religion inspirational books. Please do not send us a query if your book has  already been self-published, even only as an eBook. We are not looking for novels, poetry collections, single stories, essays, or poems at this time.

We look forward to reading your work.

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