Wandering Hermit Press

There are presently no open calls for 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 is forthcoming in early 2015.

We are also accepting submissions for our online journal the Wandering Hermit Review which will be making its debut in January 2015. The website is under construction now. In the meantime you can keep up with us at our Tumblr page http://wanderinghermitrp.tumblr.com/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wanderinghermitreview.

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.

Nonfiction: 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.

Chapbook Contest Awards:

Winning author receives $500, 40 copies and publication of 400 copies (+ overage for prepublication review and promotional copies) by Wandering Hermit Press. All chapbooks will be assigned an ISBN and distributed nationally. We intend to promote the chapbooks and full-length books in our catalog assertively.

Questions? Contact us at: wanderinghermitreview@hotmail.com

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