Contact Shade Mountain Press

For manuscript submissions, see below. For all other correspondence, please contact us at or P.O. Box 11393, Albany, NY 12211.

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As a feminist press, Shade Mountain is committed to publishing literature by women, especially women from marginalized/underrepresented communities. We seek literary fiction that’s politically engaged, that challenges the status quo and gender/class/race privilege. We look for work that’s wise, raucous, joyful, angry, alive. Both realism and its various alternatives (magic realism / fabulism / slipstream / the fantastic / dystopianism) are welcome, as long as the work is literary rather than genre fiction.

Before you submit a manuscript to us, ask yourself, as the medieval theologians did, “Is it good? Is it true? Is it beautiful?”


The best art is political, and you ought to be able to make it unquestionably
political and irrevocably beautiful at the same time. —Toni Morrison



Current Call for Submissions

We're currently closed for submissions. Please check back in the fall of 2018 for the next call, or keep track by following us on social media.


Be bold! Be bold!
—“Mister Fox” (English fairy tale)