Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts

Gibson House Press seeks fiction manuscripts from musicians for 2018-19 publication.

Gibson House Press is a traditional independent literary press based in the Chicago area, with distribution through Chicago’s IPG (Independent Publishers Group). We publish novels by musicians. We believe songwriters and musicians of all kinds are connected to storytelling in a unique way. Our authors are connected to music, but the novels we publish are not necessarily books about music. The content of the fiction is varied, with a tilt toward literary. Think: John Darnielle or Willy Vlautin.

Last month we published rock musician Courtney Yasmineh’s new book A Girl Called Sidney and will publish Nancy Burke’s first novel, Undergrowth, in October. Check out our website to learn more about these two musicians and their work.

Our submission period is now open for manuscripts to consider for our Fall 2018-Spring 2019 list. Upload your manuscript and cover letter on our Work With Us page. Deadline: October 31, 2017.