Influx on hunt for BAME novelists

Influx on hunt for BAME novelists

London indie Influx Press has opened its submission window for three months, looking in particular for novels from BAME writers.

Influx has had success with non-fiction and poetry, including Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson and Forward Prize highly commended Luxury of the Dispossessed by Dan Duggan. However this will be its first move into publishing novels.

Influx co-founder Kit Caless said: “We want work that investigates and interrogates culture and life under-represented in mainstream literary output - like all of our previous, non-novel publications. We are particularly interested in submissions from BAME writers and those from low income or marginalised backgrounds. We want exciting, original stories of characters and places that make us see things in a new light and encourage us to think in other ways.”

Next year Influx Press will be publishing a short story anthology of London writing featuring the likes of Courttia Newland, Leone Ross, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Irenosen Okojie, Nikesh Shukla and others.