Usually we are able to stay open until the seventh of the month for a fee-free reading period, something we started when we took part in discussions over the cost-prohibitive nature of multiple submissions with manuscripts. Because of the plan we are on with Submittable, the fee-free option closed when we hit 300 submissions, which was some time yesterday early evening. We apologize to those who were planning to submit in the last day; we will have the fee-free option open again next year, and we have it for our summer prose period as well. Know that every dollar in our reading period goes right into the books; we are mainly a volunteer operation.
Our manuscript reading periods will operate as follows:
Summer (July & August): Prose & Prose-like Manuscripts
- July 1-7*: fee-free open reading period
- July 8-August 31: $22 donation period
Winter (December & January): Poetry & Hybrid Manuscripts
- December 1-7*: fee-free open reading period
- December 8-January 30: $22 donation period
* Or until we reach 300 submissions, whichever comes first.
Please note: DO NOT USE THIS OPTION IF YOU WANT TO SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT FOR REVIEW. This option is only for those who are donating purely to help fund Tinderbox's mission or as a smaller donation during our fee-free period, which ends on the 7th of December and the 7th of July, or until we reach 300 manuscripts, whichever comes first.
Tinderbox Editions has hit the pavement running. We have five books for 2016, and five for 2017, including a lyric essay anthology, and books by Laynie Browne, Judy Jordan, and BK Fischer. We've become an established nonprofit, but it takes three years before we qualify from some of the area grants; in the meantime, we're seeking donations and funding from many sources. This is one way you can help us, by making a donation to get these beautiful books into the world. The more money we can raise, the bigger the catalog we can bring to readers. Every penny we raise goes into the press, and we appreciate all the help we can get. Thank you.