Good news from the Barrelhouse website: this wonderful literary journal is expanding into publishing, and will be reviewing novel and short story manuscripts until July 15:
“It’s no secret that the Barrelhouse Editorial Squadron loves literary journals. However, we also love books, so we decided to start publishing them. No, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse wasn’t a fluke. We’re getting into the book publishing game for real, and to do that, we need to read manuscripts. Specifically, we need to read your manuscripts.
“Right now, Barrelhouse Books is looking for engaging, dynamic works of fiction (we plan on publishing books of poetry and nonfiction books in the future; check back later for more information). In terms of the selection process, the same editors who choose the fiction that goes in the magazine will choose the novels and short story collections we publish; that means it can’t hurt to read an issue or two of the journal, just to see if we’re on similar aesthetic pages. Basically we’re looking for smart, insightful novels and short story collections that are complex without being obtuse; the kind of stuff your intelligent, non-reader friends will love as much as your MFA classmates.”
Read the rest of the submission guidelines here.