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Solid Food Press - Fiction (Poetry) (Nonfiction)

We're dedicated to realism and refuse to sugarcoat the reality of our fallen world, but please keep explicit and graphic details as tasteful as possible. We're not looking for shock value, but for vulnerable and true human experience.

“You are what you eat,” as the old saying goes.


Ever heard of a “media diet”? The term refers to the quality and quantity of information and entertainment that an individual regularly interacts with. Today, we call this interaction “consumption.” Simply Google the phrase, and you will find countless articles about how to develop a “healthy and balanced” media diet.


Everyone knows they should eat their veggies. And yet, we often deliberately choose empty diets of Starbucks and Cup-a-Noodles, and then wonder why we feel like garbage.


In the same way, the information and entertainment we choose to consume can have a similar effect. But again, like with our physical diets, we often reach for the media equivalent of a bag of chips, opening it up to find mostly air and trans fats: emptiness and heart-clogging nihility. Instead of diabetes and other health problems, our media consumption can develop into a different kind of cancer, that of confusion, anxiety, and hopelessness.

The question we need to be asking ourselves is this: are we eating solid food, that which gives us life, or are we consuming things that are leading us to an early grave?


Solid Food Press aims to help provide some nourishment.

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words

7500 to 10000 words

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Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 18 May 2023

Last officially checked: 23 May 2024

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