Submissions: BatCat Press

BatCat Press was officially founded in 2009, led by managing editor Deanna Baringer and a staff of six intrepid high school students. With the support of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, in Midland PA, BatCat Press has grown up and established itself as an independent publisher specializing in handmade limited editions of new works by both first time and established authors. Manuscripts may be of any length, short or long, as long as you consider the work to be able to stand alone. BatCat Press encourages writers to submit during the summer months (June 1 – August 31). Submissions received at other times during the year will be added to our queue and response times may be quite long.


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Submissions Opened for OutWrite’s 2019 Chapbook Competition

OutWrite is pleased to announce its first Chapbook Competition, running from April 1st to May 25th, 2019.  The winning chapbooks will be published the first weekend of August 2019, to coincide with the 2019 OutWrite LGBTQ Literary Festival. Each winner will receive 25 copies of their winning chapbook, an offer of print publication, and an opportunity to read from their work at OutWrite 2019 on Saturday, August 3rd.

Winning chapbooks will be selected in three categories: nonfiction, fiction and poetry
For information and submission guidelines:

OutWrite is a celebration of LGBT literature, held annually the first weekend in August in Washington, D.C. The 2019 festival will kick off on Friday, August 2nd. On Saturday, August 3rd, there will be a full day of readings, panels, book sales, and exhibitors. To finish the weekend, a number of writing workshops will be held on Sunday, August 4th.