Getting Published
Please Note: We are not currently accepting unsolicited fiction or poetry submissions from authors.

Who Marick Press Publishes

Marick Press publishes emerging and mid-career authors. Nearly all Marick authors have had works published in literary magazines or other publications: a resume including a list of prior publications can strengthen your submission. Although this is important, part of our mission is to present first and second books of poetry.

What Marick Press Publishes

Marick Press publishes literary novels, full-length short story collections and poetry. Marick does not accept submissions for our anthologies. Marick Press also does not publish genre fiction such as mysteries, Gothic Romances, Westerns, Science Fiction, or books for children. Since Marick Press produces relatively few titles each year, our books reflect the individual tastes of its small staff. Marick Press looks for writing that instructs, inspires, and/or entertains the reader, and that does so with a unique voice. Marick Press currently publishes four trade titles annually, one of which is fiction. Marick Press highly recommends that you familiarize yourself with our guidelines to see if your work and our list are compatible. Most independent bookstores and many libraries carry our titles. 

How to Submit a Manuscript

Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with every submission or we will be unable to respond. Marick Press does not accept fax queries, or electronic/disc submission. We prefer to see samples (20-30 pages) with outlines before reviewing entire manuscripts. Our response time on samples is 6 weeks. The review process for full length manuscripts currently takes 3-6 months, possibly longer. Manuscripts that seem appropriate for Marick Press are given several careful readings. We empathize with your anticipation and appreciate your patience when submitting your manuscript. Phone calls or letters of inquiry will not hasten the process. If you would like to know if your manuscript was received, please also include a self-addressed stamped postcard so that we can reply upon receipt.

Send Your Manuscript To:

Fiction Editor 
1342 Three Mile Drive
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Poetry Editor
1342 Three Mile Drive
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Poetry Editor Translation Series, Mariela Griffor
1342 Three Mile Drive
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

For Visual Artists and Photographers
If you are interested in submitting your work, please bear in mind that Marick Press buys only a few images a year. Send printed samples only to:

Art Director
1342 Three Mile Drive
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230


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Upcoming Events

Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
Wednesday September 24, 2014
6:30PM, Room 212, Kresge Library at Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 
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