Submissions details for River Otter Press

River Otter Press’s beautiful logo

River Otter Press is now open for general submissions of poetry and fiction. Here is the official link to River Otter’s page on Poets &Writers!

My book, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer, is the first book to have been published by this fantastic press, and I’ll be the first to tell you that the editor, Diane Smith, is an amazing woman. Diane guided me through the publishing process step by step and worked with me the entire time to ensure that the book lived up to both her, and my, expectations.

An offshoot of Grey Sparrow Press, which publishes a literary journal, River Otter Press exists to publish literature that encapsulates the human experience. Since publishing my book in October of last year, the press has gone on to publish two other books: Bones Buried in the Dirt by David S. Atkinson, and The Northwoods Hymnal by Luke Hawley. Both are astonishing works by amazingly talented writers.

I want to point out that River Otter Press is run by a dedicated group of volunteer editors, who do not benefit financially from the publishing process. They are involved solely to promote the development of fantastic literature. If you are lucky enough to find yourself working with this amazing press, you will become a member of a very tight-knit community — a second family, really — who wants nothing more than to see you and your book succeed.

Below, please find some submissions details that can also be found at the Press’s Poets & Writers Page.

River Otter Press

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: Seasoned and emerging voices welcome.
Book Types: Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Formats: Paperback, Hardcover
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes

Editorial Focus

We publish flash fiction, poetry, and prose regarding global themes that haunt us all.

Tips From the Editor

Ah Tips: Please, literary writing only. Three chapters, a synopsis, and street address with electronic submissions only to: No themes of romance, pornography, horror, or gratuitous drug use.

Contact Information

Diane Smith, Editor
PO Box 211664
St. Paul, MN 55121

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