Get to Know the U.P. Team
Unsolicited Press is a small press based out of Portland, Oregon. We focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you craft short stories, novels, chapbooks, memoirs, or essay collections, we want to read it.
Unsolicited Press is on track to publish up to 4 manuscripts per month by 2020. But, we will not sacrifice our strict editing practices to push out new titles. Our focus is on you, the author. What makes UP special is that every person who works for UP is a writer. We cater to the writer and not to the business.
That doesn't mean we sacrifice the importance of business. At Unsolicited Press, we create individual editorial, production, and marketing plans for each author. We never keep you in the dark and we always promote you as an author.
Unsolicited Press seeks to publish brilliant authors, unknown or otherwise, and to reject all of the bullshit bureaucracy of the mainstream conglomerates. No matter what 'level' you are, we encourage you to submit manuscripts that will catch our eyes.
We are not computer junkies. We print out manuscripts. We scribble all over them. We give you Track Changes in return. We hope to give every writer, rejected or accepted, some feedback.
Our standards will not choke under financial issues. We will work until our hands bleed and your excellent work is in print.
Your work is important to us. Contact us with any questions that you have.
Mission Statement in a Nutshell:
"We reserve the right to publish brilliant writers, known or otherwise, and to reject all of the bullshit bureaucracy of the mainstream conglomerates. "
We Don't Get Paid Until You Do.
That's right. Every single editor working for Unsolicited Press gets paid based on royalties. So, if you are selected for publication (we have a 2% acceptance rate), remember that every time you work with our editors. We are the hardest working volunteers that you will ever meet.