Regional Opportunities: CityLit Press

Posted: May 15, 2010 by Tiffany Santos in Fiction, Poetry, Resource
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Shopping around a manuscript? You might want to look close to home. CityLit Press is a new imprint of the Baltimore based CityLit Project. The small press is especially looking for titles by Maryland authors.

According to the website, “The mission of CityLit Press is to publish books that, because of literary quality or regional focus, would not likely find a home with larger publishers. The press advances the organization’s mission to connect a community of readers and writers.”

CityLit Press is looking to forge a new publishing model that incorporates “new print and digital ways of delivering literature to readers, a wiser economic foundation, and modern marketing strategies,” which rests firmly on “true partnerships” with authors. Additionally, the press sponsors two poetry chapbook contests.

As an imprint of the CityLit Project, the CityLit Press is one part of fulfilling the Project’s mission statement: “CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland…[and] focuses our mission to elevate enthusiasm for literary arts in the Baltimore metropolitan region, for the benefit of Maryland readers and writers; build and connect a community of avid readers and writers, through public events and publicity, workshops, web site, publishing, and collaboration; [and] open opportunities for young people and diverse audiences to embrace the literary arts.”

Check out the website for ways to become involved or for submission guidelines!


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