Augury Books is delighted to announce that our spring/summer 2014 reading period opens for submissions on May 1st. This year, we will be accepting poetry manuscripts, as well as short fiction collections and creative nonfiction manuscripts. All books selected will be published in 2015. Augury Books is an independent press based in New York City and a proud member of CLMP. Committed to publishing innovative work from emerging and established writers, Augury Books seeks to reaffirm the diversity of the reading public. The editorial board is dedicated to fairness and quality of work.
Augury’s reading period be open from May 1st through July 31st and we will notify writers of our decision by December of 2014.
As always, we seek books that will surprise us--books that we will fall in love with. For us, that often means associative leaps and strong imagery, a compelling voice, and--above everything--work by writers who take risks, emotional as much as aesthetic. We are not afraid of sincerity, although with the caveat that there is nothing inherently interesting about confession unless rendered interesting through craft.
Poetry manuscripts should be 45-80 pages, not including front or back matter, and prose manuscripts should be 150-220 pages, double-spaced and not including front or back matter, as well as clearly marked as either short fiction or creative nonfiction. We welcome multiple submissions either within or across categories. All submissions will be accepted via Submittable only. If writers have questions about submissions that are not addressed on the submissions page, they should email the editors. Full guidelines and a link to our submittable page can be found here.