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Laressa Dickey, from 'A Piece of Information About His Invisibility'

In 2016 we will not be reading work. Please see this post for information.

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Sending MIEL work:

MIEL uses Submittable to receive your work. MIEL does not accept work via email. I read manuscripts in June and delete unread anything that arrives in any other month. The submissions page is here.

The best way to find out what MIEL publishes is to read the books that have been published. (Obvious, I know.) Excerpts are available via many of the individual author pages, and in the shop. You can also check out this page, which kind of serves as a publishing philosophy. If you’re wondering what else I like, my canon includes WG Sebald, Karen Tei Yamashita, Gabriel García Márquez, Ruth Ozeki, Toni Morrison, Julie Otsuka, Maggie Nelson, Lydia Davis, Amy Leach, and Anne Carson. More books I like are here. Some other stuff I like is here.

What MIEL publishes:

Artists’ monographs.

Books in the microseries, ten-centimeter-square chapbooks containing 8-12 pages of fragments or short poems (by solicitation only as of 2015).

Chapbooks of poetry and prose.

Non-book book-objects (this category might include reproductions of print editions, artists’ books, comics, posters… I am very interested in working with writers and artists to produce non-traditional book forms).

General guidelines:

Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know that’s what’s going on, and if your work gets taken elsewhere.

Please only send one manuscript per writer/collaborators per reading period.

Title documents with your first and last names and MS genre: Lucy-Brown-Book.pdf, for example.

I regret that my limited time doesn’t allow me to give feedback on decisions. I do, however, work closely and edit thoroughly with the writers whose work MIEL publishes.

Prose guidelines:

Please upload your file via Submittable in two versions: a PDF and an RTF.

Send up to 20 pages of prose (page count excluding any front/back matter, but including any notes integral to the work). Include a brief (<80-word) bio and your contact information (email, postal addresses) within the document. Please title each file with your last name, the manuscript title, and PROSE (‘Smith-Title-PROSE.pdf’, ‘Smith-Title-PROSE.rtf’).

Poetry guidelines:

Please upload your file via Submittable in two versions: a PDF and an RTF.

Send 14-20 pages of poetry (page count excluding any front/back matter, but including any notes integral to the poems). Include a brief (<80-word) bio and your contact information (email, postal addresses) within the document. Please title each file with your last name, the manuscript title, and POETRY (‘Smith-Title-POETRY.pdf’, ‘Smith-Title-POETRY.rtf’).

Work fall between or across the genres? Just pick one and follow its procedures. Thanks!

Sending 111O work:

Issue 9 of 111O will come out in late winter/early spring 2017. We will read for issue 10 from May 2016 until September 2016. The issue will contain ten poems, a piece of prose, and an image. To send poetry: send 3-5 poems (up to twelve pages total) as a PDF document; include your contact information (mailing address) and bio in your cover letter. To send prose: send up to 2000 words, any genre, as a PDF document; include your contact information (mailing address) and bio in your cover letter. No image submissions this time. Please do not send work in more than one genre. We prefer work that is experimental, unusual, considerate of form, politically awake, rich in longing and in image, woven with allusion/reference/citation, hungry for justice. Priority for writing by people of color, women, queer people, trans* people. Translations are fine as long as the translator holds the rights. We don’t publish writing that has already appeared elsewhere (online or in print). When live, you will find a link here.