Fathom Books seeks writing of peril, philosophical power, and experiment; our primary interest is text by women and queers. We care for voices willing to speak in their own alien throats.
SHARKPACK Poetry Review is an imprint of Fathom.
FORTHCOMING OPPORTUNITIES, 2020:
FATHOMSCHOOL Public Workshops accepting submissions throughout 2020: SUPERNATURE; Writing the Body; Limpidity & Flux.
3/15/20 – 5/1/20: Submissions accepted for the SHARKPACK SHORTS, a twice-monthly, fully-online feature at fathombooks.org. Short poems (30 lines maximum) and flash prose (500 words maximum) only. Content live beginning in September, 2020; this call’s contributors receive a free shortbook from the Fathom library.
9/1/20 – 10/1/20: Submissions accepted for longbooks: avant-garde poetry, experimental fiction, speculation, Non-, Other. This is not a contest, but an opportunity to get your strange manuscript in front of the editor. (Drobnik’s Nocturine, out in 2020, was selected from our most recent open call.) 75 pages maximum for poetry; 115 all other genres (if you’ve written something longer and extraordinary, trim your manuscript to fit guidelines and leave a note for us). Every effort will be made to reply with a few lines in way of reflection on your work. $15 fee.
11/15/20 – 12/15/20: Open submissions for SHARKPACK Annual 2021. The theme is WRETCHED CITIZENS. Submission is free, with paid options for expedited response. Cash honorariums paid; publication is in paperbook, with selections featured online.
Thanks for your interest in FATHOM's public workshops.
Please attach 3-5 pages of your most aspirational stuff: work you'd give to the sea as barter for your life. Remember: FATHOM is interested in experiment, acid, Neo-Gnosis. Text fit to meet—or be—the Gorgon. Verse and prose fit for the general contemporary magazine is of no interest to us.
Materials for our final course of the year, 'Limpidity & Flux,' are due by 12/1, with notification by 12/10. Class begins 12/29.
NB: You are submitting work to be considered for a place in a workshop that costs $375. If you are accepted, payment must be made to secure your spot. Please do not submit under this heading unless you are prepared to pay the fee to join the workshop upon acceptance.