Sarabande Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary publisher founded in 1994 to champion diverse forms and innovative voices. For more information about the press, visit: www.sarabandebooks.org. 


Annual opportunities


Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction: January 1 - February 15

For manuscripts of short stories, flash fiction, or novella(s)


Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry: January 1 - February 15

For manuscripts of poetry


Open reading period for works in translation: July 1 - 31

For sample pages of book-length works originally published in languages other than English 


Open reading period for literary nonfiction: July 1 - 31

For manuscripts of literary nonfiction


Open reading period for Kentucky literature: July 1 - 31

For manuscripts of poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction whose subject or author is affiliated with Kentucky


Please submit your work to the appropriate category. If you are submitting a hybrid manuscript, please select the submission category that best fits your work.





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