Fence Books

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 

Ariana Reines, Harmony Holiday, Chelsey Minnis, Catherine Wagner, Joyelle McSweeney, Michael Earl Craig, Aaron Kunin, Laura Sims, Christopher Janke, Jibade Khalil Huffman

Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Jul 1 - Jul 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
CBSD SPD
Editorial Focus: 

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

Tips From the Editor: 

At present Fence Books is a self-selecting publisher; manuscripts come to our attention through our contests and through editors' investigations. We hope to become open to submissions of poetry and fiction manuscripts in the near future.

Contact Information
Rebecca Wolff, Editor
Science Library 320
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
City: 
Albany,
State: 
New York
Zip / Postal Code: 
12222
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: June 13, 2014

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