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Seismicity Editions: Submissions


March 1, 2016

Otis Books | Seismicity Editions is hereby calling for submissions of manuscripts of poetry and prose (fiction or non-fiction), in the English original or in translation. Deadline is April 12, 2016. Our selections will be announced on May 3, 2016. Please note that we are interested in work by previously unpublished as well as established writers. There is no reading fee.

Send all submissions (hard copy only) to the address below, and indicate whether this will be your first book, or whether you have already had a book publication. Include a SASE if you wish to be notified of our selections; manuscripts will not be returned.

Graduate Writing program
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
ATTN: Seismicity

To date Otis Books | Seismicity Editions has published forty titles, most recently Cross-Strokes: Poetry Between Los Angeles and San Francisco edited by Neeli Cherkovski and Bill Mohr, and one of us is wave one of us is shore by Geneva Chao.

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