Peninsula opens submissions for fiction

Peninsula opens submissions for fiction

Peninsula Press has opened submissions for fiction this September, inviting writers to enter their work for the chance to be part of the publisher's "experimental, boundary-pushing" list.

The indie, which specialises in fiction and essays, will be accepting work from agented and unagented writers, following a successful Arts Council England application which has funded the next two years of the fiction list.

Submissions open today (31st August) and will close at the end of October. The press is committing to publishing at least one work of fiction from the submissions for its growing fiction list, which includes Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted Isabel Waidner, as well as Lynne Tillman and David Wojnarowicz. Submissions from writers who identify as part of a group currently underrepresented in publishing, including working class, LGBTQIA+ and authors of colour, are particularly encouraged.

The press was founded in 2017 by booksellers Jake Franklin, Sam Fisher and Will Rees. The team plan to publish the press' first full-length work of non-fiction in 2022.