Guidelines

  • We only accept original material (unpublished in any medium);
  • We accept simultaneous subs –– please withdraw your piece if it has been accepted elsewhere;
  • Please note our house style (capitalisation, use of expression marks, lack of indent for paras, etc) –– if accepted, your piece will be edited according to our house style without further consultation; 
  • IMPORTANT — BIO: 
    • Use ONLY the allocated space in the form to add a short bio. 
    • Please follow this format (in 3rd person): name, relevant work, place of residence, contact (Twitter handle preferred),
    • Please do not add quirky stuff or personal information unrelated to your submission, 
    • Remove all personal information from all other fields and the file (this includes the title of the file). Make sure you comply with our anonymity policy or your piece will be unsubmitted.
FAQ:
  • How long do you take to answer? — Please allow 4-12 weeks for an answer (times vary according to the section, and time of the year).
  • Why are your submissions anonymous? — In order to guarantee a fair treatment for everyone. We welcome new and established talent but we judge your work solely on the quality of your submission.
  • Do you pay? — At this moment we can't offer money. 
  • Why don't you pay? — We are funded solely by the editors. As we are a not for profit project with the intention of providing a space to unrepresented voices and stuff that wouldn't be published elsewhere, our focus isn't on money but on running this for as long as we can. If we figure out a way of paying without losing our independent status we will! 
  • Should I email to follow up or suggest edits re. my submission? — No please, as this interferes with our anonymity policy. We answer all subs in due time. If you need to edit a piece just withdraw it and submit again. 
  • Do you accept pitches? — We only accept final versions of full pieces.
  • I am a publisher, how can I get you a review copy of a book? — You can file a review request here. The book will be put on a list and circulated among our contributors. Should someone want to review it we will get back to you and request a copy.  
  • I am a publisher, how can I send you an expert from a book we've published / is scheduled to be published? You can do so here. The editors will consider it as a normal submission.
  • Do you provide feedback for rejected pieces? — Due to the amount of submissions we receive we aren't in a position to give feedback. And if we were we wouldn't find ourselves comfortable telling you how to write — we can just say if something is for us or not. 
Please acquaint yourself with Minor Literature[s] as a whole before submitting. 

We only welcome reviews that deal with books published within the last year. In the case of translations, we accept newly released translations of previously published books provided your book does not fall under the category of longstanding ‘classic’.

Reviews for the UNTRANSLATED section can be of books published any time, as long as a version is not available in English. 

Please note we would prefer titles from smaller/independent presses and new authors and that we are not currently accepting reviews of self-published books.
 
For any other book-related writing consider a full length essay and submit to the appropriate section.

IMPORTANT: Please do not use this form to submit a review copy. If you are a writer or publisher and would like to pitch a book to us please email us at minorliteratures@gmail.com. The book will be put on a list and circulated among our contributors. Should someone want to review it we will get back to you and request a review copy.  

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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PLEASE NOTE THIS SUBMISSION FORM IS FOR PUBLISHERS ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT EXCERPTS DIRECTLY FROM WRITERS.

Submit excerpts for consideration here. We accept fiction, non-fiction and experimental prose. These have to be previously unpublished (except for the book itself). You may include more than one excerpt in the same document. We're afraid we can't consider books already published more than, or scheduled to be published more than, twelve months from submission.

Please format your excerpts in 12 point font, with double spacing. Please also include a bio of the author at the bottom of the piece, and a Twitter handle if available.

Please provide bibliographical data and any HD images of the book cover you would like to feature with the excerpts — you can attach these as separate files.

Due to the large amount of subs we receive, it might take our editors up to 12 weeks to respond to your submission. Please be patient.

Disclaimer: The submitter is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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In this section we welcome critical writing, creative non-fiction, photographic, video,  visual essays and articles and profiles of an informative albeit critical nature.

We are looking for unpretentious, sharp, critical pieces — critical can be understood in a subjective sense too. We are particularly keen in pieces that bring visibility to topics and practices that may not receive attention in the mainstream arts and culture media. 

We also welcome images and writings from artists and writers that reflect in an exploratory way on things like creative process, and the conceptual, subjective and intellectual underpinnings of a practice. 

We welcome photographic and video essays exploring dealing with unusual subjects. All photographic or video essays must be accompanied by a text contextualising the project. We do not accept submissions in the form of images without accompanying text.

As always, to get a good idea of what we publish check out the section. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

Have you read our general guidelines
We welcome genre-shattering prose exploring all aspects of experimentation. Have a look through our section to get an idea of what we like to publish. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that as we are an online publication — in order to guarantee readability across devices — we are limited by what we can do with our layout; a piece with complicated form or long lines, for example, might not look the same way on mobile, tablet or a desktop computer. We prefer work that is conceived with this in mind. 

That said, we do accept experimental that explores form but we reserve the right to publish this type of piece as a PDF file, without further consultation. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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We are particularly keen in conversations that bring visibility to topics, people, and practices that may not receive attention in the mainstream arts and culture media. We welcome interviews with writers, artists, filmmakers, poets, outsiders, freaks, and anybody you think might be relevant to minor literature[s].

There is no need to anonymise the submitted document. But please DO NOT add personal information on the cover letter field. 

PLEASE NOTE: do not use the interviews section to propose we interview you. It is frankly — how to say this — weird. 

Disclaimer: The author is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

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PLEASE NOTE THIS SUBMISSION FORM IS FOR PUBLISHERS ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT REVIEW REQUESTS DIRECTLY FROM WRITERS. 

Submit review requests here. We only welcome requests that deal with books published within the last year. In the case of translations, we accept requests for newly released translations of previously published books provided your book does not fall under the category of longstanding ‘classic’. 

Please note we would prefer titles from smaller/independent presses and new authors and that we are not currently accepting reviews of self-published books.

Once the request is processed we add the book to our circulation list, which we send to reviewers on a monthly basis. If someone wants to review your book we will get back to you to request a review copy — make sure the contact details you provide are up to date. 

Disclaimer: The submitter is fully responsible for clearing © for all material submitted.

Have you read our general guidelines?