New indie Peninsula opens for submissions

New indie Peninsula opens for submissions

Peninsula Press is opening for submissions for the first time from both fiction and non-fiction writers and is calling for fiction that "challenges norms". 

The independent publisher, formed by Burley Fisher's Sam Fisher, is accepting submissions in February and March from agented and unagented authors.

The guidelines, posted on the website, call for “fiction that challenges norms (formal, aesthetic, heteropatriarchal, &c). Fiction that is literary because it pays attention to language, not because it is only about the nuclear family. We are interested in perspectives that have been traditionally consigned to genre,” the entry rules read, with fiction authors advised to send a blurb, outline and the first three chapters or equivalent.

For non-fiction, Peninsula is calling for full-length and shorter series that “find unusual and under-explored perspectives from which to investigate and interrogate the modern world”. Writers should send a one-page outline and a sample of between five and 10 pages. 

Submissions should be sent to by 31st March.

Peninsula Press was formed by Fisher in December 2017 with help from a crowdfunder, and came two years after he founded Burley Fisher Bookshop in London’s Dalston. Peninusla was billed as a pocket-essay publisher, with the first book, Mixed-Race Superman by poet Will Harris, published last May.