Baobab Press seeks books that communicate and support their themes through new and well-articulated means. We like risk. We like invention. More importantly, we look for a quality of thought that adds depth to a writer's concerns. And although it is not an official requirement, we tend to select literary work with a strong sense of place at its core. Ultimately, our goal is to publish work that resonates in the  contemporary climate and that will continue to resonate in years to  come. We believe that that this goal and the goal of staying financially viable are one in the same.

Baobab is currently on hiatus from considering poetry manuscripts. We plan to start reviewing poetry in late spring 2022

Note: Comic/Visual Narrative manuscripts will not be considered without artwork. 

Please let us  know in your cover letter if any part of your manuscript submission has been published in a previous format.  Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged as long as authors inform us  immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

 Baobab Press seeks books that communicate and support their themes through new and well-articulated means. We like risk. We like invention. More importantly, we look for a quality of thought that adds depth to a writer's concerns. And although it is not an official requirement, we tend to select literary work with a strong sense of place at its core. Ultimately, our goal is to publish work that resonates in the  contemporary climate and that will continue to resonate in years to  come. 


 If you have a 125-400 page non-fiction manuscript ( collection of essays, memoir, hybrid, etc.) we'd love to take a look. 


Please let us know if any part of the manuscript has been published in a previous format. Essays previously collected and published by the author or a publisher as a book, (chapbooks excluded), will not be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as authors  inform us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.  


Dear Baobab Submitter,

Please submit Novels and Story Collections here.

Baobab Press seeks books and collections that communicate and support their themes through new and well-articulated means. We like risk. We like invention. More importantly, we look for a quality of thought that adds depth to a writer's concerns. And although it is not an official requirement, we tend to select literary work with a strong sense of place at its core. Ultimately, our goal is to publish work that resonates in the  contemporary climate and that will continue to resonate in years to  come. 


 If you have a 125-400 page novel manuscript we'd love to take a look. Genre fiction with a heavy literary bent will be considered. 

We currently do not consider YA or Middle-Grade novels, and please, no fan fiction.

Please let us know if any part of the novel has been published in a previous format. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as authors inform us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

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If you have a 125-250 page short story manuscript that you believe  would be a good fit for our catalog, we want to hear from you. Simple as that.

Please let us know if any stories have been published in a  previous format. While inclusion in journals and chapbooks is perfectly fine, please remove work that has been previously published in another book-length collection. Failure to do so will result in immediate rejection. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged as long as authors have the decency to inform us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

Thank you for considering Baobab Press!



 Baobab Press seeks books that communicate and support their themes through new and well-articulated means. We like risk. We like invention. More importantly, we look for a quality of thought that adds depth to a writer's concerns. And although it is not an official requirement, we tend to select literary work with a strong sense of place at its core. Ultimately, our goal is to publish work that resonates in the  contemporary climate and that will continue to resonate in years to  come. 


If you have a 50-150 page comic manuscript  or graphic novel with finished artwork that you believe  would be a good fit for our catalog, we want to hear from you. Simple as that.


Please let us know if any comics have been published in a  previous format. Comics previously published in a collected format or previous book will not be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as authors  inform us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

 Baobab Press seeks books that communicate and support their themes through new and well-articulated means. We like risk. We like invention. More importantly, we look for a quality of thought that adds depth to a writer's concerns. And although it is not an official requirement, we tend to select literary work with a strong sense of place at its core. Ultimately, our goal is to publish work that resonates in the  contemporary climate and that will continue to resonate in years to  come. 


If you have a children's picture or board book manuscript that you believe would be a good fit for our catalog, we want to hear from you. (No YA, please!) If you have artwork, please send it with the text. If not, please send along the text. If we like your story, we will see what can be done about illustration. Picture books should range from 30-34 pages.


Please let us know if any work, text or art, has been published in a previous format. Any work previously published in a previous book will not be considered for publication. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as authors inform us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 

Baobab Press