Carolina Wren Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 

Evie Shockley, Jeanne Leiby, Jaki Shelton Green, George Elliott Clarke.

Reading Period: 
Sep 1 - May 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Our website, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Follett, BWI, etc.
Editorial Focus: 

Our mission has always been to publish underrepresented writers: women, people of color, people with disabilities, as well as experimental writers. We like work that challenges stereotypes and is innovative but still well-crafted.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please do query us first by email with a short selection in the body of the text. Read our mission statement. Please don't send genre fiction, religious writing, children's stories that are just about cute cartoonish animals.

Contact Information
Andrea Selch, President
120 Morris Street
City: 
Durham,
State: 
North Carolina
Zip / Postal Code: 
27701
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: December 10, 2013

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