Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are you open for submissions?

A. As much as I would like to always be open for submissions, I usually open for unsolicited manuscripts for a couple months once a year. The reading period for 2013 began on May 1.

Q. I do not like Paypal. Can I pay by check?

A. Yes! Of course! Email us.

Q. What do you mean by feminist?

A. I think women are just as awesome as men and that they should have all the same rights and opportunities as one another.

Q. Can I get feedback on my manuscript?

A. A number of years ago I was a founding editor at a literary journal. We tried offering critique and it never went well. Combine that with the fact that I simply do not have time and – no. I wish that I had the time and energy to help out every submitter whose manuscript I ultimately choose not to publish, but that would be a full time job and I’ve already got one of those.

Q. I see you sometimes put together readings. May I read at one of them?

A. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, come to an event I put together and talk to me. If you are outside of Pennsylvania drop me an email and maybe?

Q. Do you accept bribes?

A. Only in the form of pet spider monkeys.