Autonomous Press - Poetry (Go to Fiction)

Autonomous Press publishes both fiction and nonfiction. Scholarly or journalistic works, novels, anthologies, memoirs, poetry, drama – we’ll consider any genre, and we love innovative hybrid works that defy traditional genre categories.

We’re looking for books that are, above all, transformative. Books that have the potential to expand minds, to introduce readers to radically new perspectives, to spark personal and cultural change. We want books that pose a danger to dominant paradigms, prejudices, and assumptions. Books that wake people up.

We’re especially interested in publishing authors whose voices are generally marginalized by the mainstream. Authors who are neurodivergent, queer, transgender, mad, disabled, racialised, presently or formerly homeless or incarcerated. Authors doing work so radical, in some way or another, that conventional academic or literary publishers are scared to touch it. We want to amplify the sort of voices that are too often silenced in the dominant culture.

Autonomous Press: Weird Books for Weird People.
Autonomous Press strives to publish work that goes outside the norm in a variety of ways. Our stories tend to push into Weird fiction territory even when they operate outside of the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. That’s because our writers tend to have perspectives that place them outside of society’s norms, where the naturalistic representation of their feelings and perceptions will be automatically surreal if approached by an audience living within those norms. Our authors tend to be from marginalized communities, and they reflect our partnership:

Mostly neurodivergent
Mostly working class
Mostly queer, with strong transgender and intersex representation
Racially and ethnically diverse

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Any length

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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