Atelier26 Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submissions open until March 20, 2020

Atelier26 specializes in contemporary literature in elegantly designed trade editions.

Atelier26  functions on very limited resources and publishes 0-3 titles per year. We  are delighted that the volume of submissions we receive has increased significantly in recent times, and we look forward to those exciting discoveries that we’re confident await us amid the incoming  work. Because we believe strongly in the value and potential of what others crassly  call “slush,” and because we are loath to close our transom completely, we have a nominal Open Transom Sustainability Fee. We understand the  implications of this move for writers (we pay submission fees ourselves), and so we  offer the choice of ordering a copy of any one of our titles at a standing submitter's discount of 20% off as an alternative to the flat fee. 

If you choose to order a book, simply visit the Atelier26 webstore, select your desired title, and on the checkout page enter discount code: SUBMITTED. You may then send your submission using the "I Bought an A26 Title" field for your genre below. 

 Be assured that in sending us your work and remitting the fee or ordering our titles you are contributing materially to the greater literary community and helping to make Atelier26 a more sustainable enterprise –- so that we can afford to continue looking out for promising work via submissions, and continue to bring to press idiosyncratic, affecting books that linger long in the mind and enrich the literary culture. Many thanks for your interest, for sharing your voice, and for supporting us in our mission.

Response Time:

We're currently averaging 6 - 8 weeks, although the pandemic is slowing us down considerably. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult time. You may inquire about the status of your submission via email at:

What we're looking for:
Literary work only, please. Please send us work that displays a sensitivity to the nuance, power, and infinite potential of language; writing that demonstrates on every page the author's awareness of good craft while being unafraid to depart from the conventions of the classroom and the status quo of the publishing industry; writing that glimmers and surprises at both the level of its lines and in its larger vision. We look for work that will inspire multiple re-readings and generate conversation, and we long for imagery that is unforgettable in its expression, juxtapositions, and collisions. Immigrants to the U.S., and those writing here from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to share their work. Please note that we do not consider scholarly work, self-help, or (alas) unsolicited poetry.

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