Thank you for considering Circling Rivers as a home for your work. We are open to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry set primarily in North America. We welcome novella-length fiction, long-form nonfiction, and short story and poetry collections. We are also interested in interactive (multi-touch) works. If you are an anthologist, send us your concept.

Send us compelling works that convey a strong sense of place and time — whether 200 or 10 years ago, just last month, or 100 years in the future.

We are not seeking children’s or young adult work (unless of equal interest to adults); or “genre” science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, or erotica.

To submit your work to Circling Rivers

IMPORTANT: Follow the simple guidelines below. If you neglect to follow the guidelines, chances are your work will be rejected out of hand.

  • Include your work’s total word count (page count for poetry).
  • Put the words QUERY + your name + the title of your work in your subject line.
  • FICTION & POETRY: Send a query and a sample of up to 30 pages of your work. (Do not send your entire manuscript.) Send your query in the body of the email. Attach the sample as a Word doc or PDF.
  • NONFICTION & INTERACTIVE: Send a brief cover letter, a proposal, and (optional) a sample of up to 30 pages of the work. Send the cover letter in the body of the email. Attach the proposal & sample as a Word doc or PDF.

Send your query to JeanH [at] CirclingRivers [dot] com

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