Black Mountain Press is a literary press for outstanding emerging writers publishing several different genres of books annually. For the next five years from 2016 through the end of 2021 our focus will be in collections of poetry, memoir, novels and collections of short stories. Our editors are looking for the highest quality literary fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry that combines a distinct voice and vision.
Reading Period: We will accept submissions through December 2021. Due to the overwhelming interest in publishing with the Black Mountain Press, submissions can not be returned and will be re-cycled.
Submission Procedure: We accept manuscripts via regular mail only. Send one hard copy of your finished, book-length manuscript, along with a cover letter containing contact information, and relevant
biographical information. Manuscripts should be typed on one side of the page only; prose manuscripts double spaced with a 12pt font. If accepted for publication a electronic document in .doc or .txt will be requested at that time.
Include a self- addressed stamped #10 size envelope (SASE) for our reply. Do not send us your only copy, it will be recycled.
Send Completed Manuscripts Only!
We do not accept query letters, sample chapters, or proposals to the editors. We are interested in seeing your completed manuscript. We also do not publish stand-alone poems or stories. We are not accepting any children’s or young adult literature, plays or self-help books over the next three years. We do not publish romance, science fiction, thrillers, detective fiction, horror stories, westerns, unless written in a unique, literary, never seen before, style. How-to guides will continue to be accepted on a limited basis during these three years.
Response Time: We have a small editorial staff, and we respond to submissions within six to ten months. Because of the volume of submissions, we simply cannot take phone calls or respond to emails inquiring about the status of manuscripts. If you haven’t heard from us in six months, please send a letter or email.
Tips: Black Mountain Press is happy to receive unsolicited manuscripts from authors previously published or not. We just ask you to read the guidelines and submit work that fits our needs.
Send all submissions to: Black Mountain Press, PO Box 9907, Asheville, NC, 28815.
Attention Script Writers, Screen Writers:
The Black Mountain Press is sponsoring the 24th annual Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville's premier film festival. Winners receive possible publication at the Black Mountain Press. Your can enter at the film and video festival website or at Withoutabox!
The Black Mountain Press is part of the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.