We are currently suspending our regular open reading period in order to re-vision the future of our catalog. We nonetheless remain committed to providing opportunities for new and established voices to be considered without reading fees, and will begin accepting unsolicited manuscripts again soon. Please join our mailing list to be notified when our open reading period will re-open. Thank you for considering Black Ocean a home for your work!

As publishing writers we do not believe in reading fees and will consider all submissions based on the quality of writing and aesthetic fit with our catalog. That said, please take the time and consideration to familiarize yourself with our titles before sending us a manuscript. More than simply supporting the press through your purchase, you will be extending us the same respect we have for the submissions we receive.