Otis Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Otis Books is a project of the MFA Writing program at Otis College of  Art and Design in Los Angeles. We publish book-length contemporary fiction,  non-fiction, and poetry, with particular interests in translation and writing from and about Los Angeles. MFA Writing students are involved in all aspects of the press' activities, from selecting and editing manuscripts to designing and typesetting books managing production and getting our titles out there in the world.  

 Fall 2018

Otis Books will be accepting submissions from October 16–November  30, 2018 for publication in spring or fall of the coming year. We are  interested in book-length manuscripts of poetry and prose (fiction or  non-fiction), in the English original or in translation. There is no reading fee.

Please submit your work via our Submittable page  https://otisbooks.submittable.com/submit 
Make sure to let us know what  works you have previously published or if this would be your first book  publication. Please note that multiple submissions, excerpts and chapbook-length texts, files in other formats, and mss sent outside  the submission period will not be considered. While simultaneous  submissions are acceptable, we ask that you notify us if your work is  accepted elsewhere.

PLEASE NOTE: If your work contains copyrighted materials that  exceed what would be considered fair use, we expect that you will have  contacted the rights owners to inquire about the use thereof and any  fees associated with it.

If your manuscript is chosen, we will contact you via email, and  will announce all of our selections on our website and Facebook page  (links below) at the new year.

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