Submit Your Writing

We publish literary fiction, memoir, and nonfiction, but we're not interested in categories. We're interested in the uncategorizable. So if you're looking for a home for a manuscript that combines disciplines like science and storytelling, or illustration, photography and prose, we'd love to see it. Before submitting, please take time to read some of our previously published works.

We accept unagented submissions twice yearly via Submittable. Please include a cover letter with your submission that explains (specifically) why your book is a good fit for Black Balloon. 

Due to time constraints on our small team of readers, Black Balloon will not be accepting submissions in the month of March. Please be in touch in August for our next open submissions period. 


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