"Mad Creek Books is the literary trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books champions diverse and creative literary nonfiction, fiction, and poetry."
Open:
Yes
Response time:
6-10 weeks
Sim subs:
Yes
Submission fee:
$6
Accept chapbooks:
No

Important stuff

Submission fee
Currently accepting subs for Machete series: fresh stories, innovative forms, and books that break new ground in nonfiction—memoir, personal and lyric essay, literary journalism, cultural meditations, short shorts, hybrid essays, graphic pieces, and more—from authors whose writing has historically been marginalized, ignored, and passed over.

Genres

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Fiction

Max words: 80000
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Nonfiction

Max words: 80000
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Poetry

No specific limitations

Good to know

The Gournay Prize selects one book length collection of essays each year to receive $1,000 and publication in the 21st Century Essays series. The award is open to all writers for first books of essays (writers may have published books previously in other genres). Submissions to The Gournay Prize are accepted annually March 1 - April 30.
The Non/Fiction Collection Prize: Winner of this annual prize competition receives publication by Mad Creek Books and $1,500. Submissions accepted annually February 1-March 15 through The Journal.
The Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize: Winner of this annual prize competition receives publication by Mad Creek Books and $2,500. Submissions are accepted annually September 1-October 12 through The Journal.