New Binary Press is open for submissions
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in submitting to our upcoming anthology of Irish writing, please follow these special guidelines:
In the second decade of the twenty-first century, after the immediate shockwave, what makes poetry and prose fiction Irish? What resolution and what direction can it provide? Who is making it and who are we who read it? In the second decade of the twenty-first century, what makes a poet or prose writer Irish is no longer a claim to any genealogical bloodline, nor any pre-established ideological position on the past, nor any attachment to ancestral faiths and mythologies. There is a connection to place and people, but those places now include ghost estates and multicultural schoolyards, and those people include the wonders and the villains of the world. To be an Irish poet or prose writer now, in the Celtic Tiger Twilight, is to have a new incentive. A country that is enduring the pains of pushing out from its dead and dried exoskeleton needs new poetry and new stories. It needs visions it has never had before. These visions will be new and yet strangely familiar; they will be adaptations of the stories and the songs we know, but set in the places and the situations in which we now live. Ireland found itself before through its art of song and story, and it must do so again. Whoever we are, we need a poetry and prose capable of directing us to new lights and new realities. The future of Ireland is already hidden within the new songs and stories its authors are singing and spinning; we need them to take us to somewhere else.
- Send submissions relevant to the aforementioned themes to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Set the Subject to either "Irish Writing - Poetry" or "Irish Writing - Fiction"
- Do not submit more than six poems, or one short story (max 3,000 words)
- Flash fiction will be considered
- Do not submit poetry and short fiction
- Only unpublished works will be considered, and only works written primarily in English
- DO NOT submit work that is under consideration elsewhere
- Submit all work in either .doc, .docx or .rtf format
- Send submissions as a single file
- Include, within the same file, a third-person biographical note, as well as a cover note detailing any relevant publications (new unpublished writers will also be considered) and literary accomplishments, as well as e-mail and postal address
- Please support this project if you can, or alternatively, buy a book
- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1st, 2013
- Editors to be announced (this is to ensure that submissions aren't tailored to editorial tastes)
Authors interested in our standard submission guidelines, please see as follows:
We are currently accepting submissions across a varity of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, from both established and emerging authors alike. We are particularly interested in hearing from new authors looking to make a name for themselves. New Binary Press publishes all of its titles in both electronic and print formats. What you have here is a small operation, that's still very much in its infancy. New Binary Press is not a major publisher with significant resources at its disposal, but we are committed to bringing the work of our authors to a wide and diverse audience. If you have a manuscript that you feel is worth sharing, please feel free to send it on for consideration.
Of course, we prefer to receive submissions from authors who have gone to the trouble of purchasing one of our titles. This is for two reasons:
1. It shows that you've actually considered what kind of work we publish and feel that your writing is suited to our market.
2. If we are to remain an independent platform for the dissemination of new and established writers, we need to offset the substantial costs involved in operating a press of this sort. If you expect us to consider and potentially publish your work, the least you can do is support New Binary Press by purchasing one of our titles (preferably a paperback, and directly from us via this website). If you have purchased one of our books, please feel free to tell us when you do submit, and outline why it is that you feel your manuscript is suited to New Binary Press.
New Binary Press is particularly interested in collections of poetry and short fiction, as well as novellas. Individual and smaller selections of poetry and short fiction will also be welcomed, as we do produce anthologies of such works on occassion. In addition to novellas, full-length novels will also be considered. We also welcome unsolicited academic texts and works of non-fiction. Please do not submit any theses or dissertations that have not been edited to be suitable for book publication. New Binary Press does not publish children's literature at this time.
Please strictly adhere to the following directions when submitting to New Binary Press.
It is very important that you do not submit work if the rights to such work are already bound to another publisher. This is not an issue for any unpublished pieces, but for anything that may have been previously published, please consult with the relevant publisher (this includes journals, magazines and websites). Do not submit any work that is under consideration elsewhere.
All submissions should be sent to email@example.com in .rtf or .docx format. Please do not submit in any other format. Please include in a seperate file your full name and contact details. In addition, include within this file a list of any previous publications, as well as a brief biography and outline of any relevant credentials that you might possess.
New Binary Press regrets that it cannot offer individualised feedback on submissions. Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, it may take several months before you receive a reply, so please be patient.
Improving your chances of acceptance
New Binary Press would love to publish all submissions - unfortunately, we can't. The cost of publishing a manuscript is such that we can only afford to publish authors whose work we feel is of a certain standard. However, there are a number of steps that authors can take in an effort to convince us that their work is of such a standard.
1. It would seem that more people write than they do read, as we receive lots of submissions from authors who have never bought one of our books. Before submitting your work to any publisher, you should always seek out some of their previous titles in an effort to discern what styles they tend to publish. Furthermore, the more books that we sell, the more authors we can look to publish. Support us in our efforts to bring new writers to more readers by purchasing titles publised by New Binary Press. Contemporary literature is suffering as a result of everyone wanting to have their work published, but very few people actually go to the trouble of purchasing from independent publishing houses. Please make an effort to support the publishers that you hope to print your work.
2. While we publish works based solely on the quality of that particular submission, we would expect anyone submitting full-length or complete manuscripts to have a publication record of some shape or form. If we can see that you have appeared in a number of well-regarded periodicals and journals, we can see that other editors have viewed your work positively.
3. Self-promotion is key. Publishing authors is expensive. If New Binary Press is to continue to publish writers, then we need to publish writers who are not just a critical success, but also something of a commercial success. Submissions from authors who have already accumulated a minor following, or that have clearly defined markets through which their books would sell, will have a greater chance of acceptance. We don't like to see art commodified, but there are stark economic realities that need to be faced up to by any independent publisher.