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Submission Guidelines

For Carcanet Books

Carcanet considers submissions and book proposals submitted in hard copy form. No electronic submissions will be considered. Writers wishing to submit poetry should familiarise themselves with Carcanet's books and then, in the first instance, send between six and ten pages of work (poetry or translations) and a stamped and self-addressed return envelope. Decisions are usually taken within eight weeks. Writers wishing to propose projects should send a synopsis and covering letter with sample pages, having first ascertained from the website that the kind of book proposed is suitable for the Carcanet programme. Please do not call in person.

Our list concentrates on poetry. We are accepting no short stories, children's prose/poetry or non-poetry related titles (academic, biography etc) at the current time.

We regret to say that we are not considering fiction in English or translation at this time.

The Editor's decision is final.



Further information:


Listen to an interview with Michael Schmidt about submissions.

Michael Schmidt also contributes the chapter 'Getting poetry published' in the 2011 Writers and Artists Yearbook (A & C Black Publishers Ltd)



OxfordPoets

In November 1998 Oxford University Press took the decision to cease publishing collections by contemporary poets, and those who had been published by OUP migrated to various presses. The core of the list was taken on by Carcanet Press in March 1999, when it established an independent editorial board for the imprint.

Since 1999, OxfordPoets has published some 50 collections, including work by Charles Tomlinson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Stephen Romer, Greg Delanty, Jenny Lewis, Sasha Dugdale, Jane Draycott and Chris Beckett.

The OxfordPoets Board is not considering further submissions at this time.


For PN Review

PN Review considers submissions in hard copy form only (unless you are an individual subscriber to the magazine, in which case electronic submissions will be considered). Writers wishing to send work should familiarise themselves with PN Review. Submissions should generally not exceed twenty pages of work (prose) or ten pages of work (verse in English or translation). Translations should be accompanied by copies of the original texts where possible. Decisions are usually made within eight weeks. Writers wishing to propose projects should send a synopsis and covering letter, with sample pages, having first ascertained from the website that the proposal is suitable for PN Review.

We publish no short stories, children's prose/poetry or non-poetry related work (academic, biography etc.) at the current time.

We are not considering fiction in English or in translation at this time.

The Editor's decision is final.

Listen to an interview with Michael Schmidt about submissions to PN Review


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Telephone: +44 (0) 161 834 8730
Fax: +44 (0) 161 832 0084
email: info@carcanet.co.uk
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