Submitting a Manuscript

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Bareknuckle Books aims to publish daring new literary writing by the most exciting authors working today. We are a independent press and therefore offer only a limited number of titles per year. We approach each of these titles with the care and devotion writers should expect from their publisher as their art is edited and prepared for market publication. Several times throughout the year Bareknuckle Books opens for general submissions. Check below for current status ⇲

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Anthology vol.3 best australian writing 2018

〶 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES VOL.3 2018

Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2018 Best Australian Writing with award winning author Venero Armanno as guest short fiction editor is NOW OPEN for submissions of short fiction, creative/non-fiction, essays and poetry. 2018 is Bareknuckle Poet’s third print anthology and will be published in November filling the gap left by the demise of the ‘Best Australian…’ series previously published by Black Inc. We don’t like ‘themes’ but each year we dedicate an issue to one of Bareknuckle Poet’s favourite writers to coincide with the anniversary of their most important works, or on the year they left us.

Considering the constraint of publishing a ‘Best Australian Writing’ edition the editorial board has concluded we are calling for texts written both ‘from’ and ‘in’ this country. Submissions for VOL.3 are restricted to the following: Australian citizens, residents of Australia, and refugees incarcerated by Australia.

For possible inclusion for 2018 work must be contributed to and published by Bareknuckle Poet online between the dates of March 21st & September 1st 2018. ⇢

BEST AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2018
BAREKNUCKLE POET ANTHOLOGY VOL.3 2018

FICTION

We are looking for fiction, strange and wonderful manuscripts, novellas or long form works up to 100K words. GENRE IS IRRELEVANT GENIUS IS NOT

NON-FICTION

biography, creative non-fiction, memoir . . .
we like it narrative & submissions are OPEN

Bareknuckle Books Author pitch

POETRY

WE ARE OPEN FOR BOOK LENGTH MANUSCRIPTS OF POETRY BY INDIVIDUAL POETS
We expect at least 30-50% of your manuscript has attained publication literary journals, newspapers, etc. Please send a sample of 15-20 poems. Include a mix of previously published & unpublished. Label the published poems (Journal, Issue #, Date of publication)

Include with your pitch:

⌘ A covering letter that includes the following:

⌘ A little about yourself and your writing

⌘ A literary CV (places of previous publication etc.) 

⌘ Information outlining your ability to help Bareknuckle Books promote your proposed book(social network activity, etc.)

⌘ Your contact details