Submissions

What We Publish

Epoch is a publishing platform for original, creative nonfiction.

We want to hear every voice. Epoch enthusiastically encourages submissions from marginalised voices, BlPOC, POC, LGBT+ folks, emerging writers and people outside of academia. We hope you’ll trust us with your stories.

Original Material

Submissions must be written and/or created by you and never before published. Epoch currently does not accept original translations. We will consider work that has been simultaneously submitted to other publications, but you must notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction is a vast genre, and we like it that way. We accept submissions for: memoir, personal essay, flash creative nonfiction, nature writing, travel writing, city writing, etc.— poetry will also be considered. We are interested in any narrative of real life that is well written.

Artwork

We encourage the submission of all types of original artwork which can be printed in 2D including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, and photography. Additionally, we accept stills of 3D art, such as ceramics, sculptures and installations. Please keep in mind that accepted work will be printed on one or two A5 pages.

Music

Musical submissions are welcome in any genre, and will be handled by a dedicated team. If accepted, we will publish the lyrics and/or description of your sound alongside a QR code within Epoch, the latter of which will direct readers to a page on our website where we will host your sound.

Contributor Payment

Epoch Press is committed to paying contributors. At present, we offer the authors and artists of accepted contributions their choice of:

A. £15 per accepted piece

or

B. £5 plus a contributor copy (and domestic shipping) per accepted piece.

We’re artists and writers ourselves; we know your work has value and exposure doesn’t pay the bills. Epoch Press is a brand new, independent publishing press with low funds but big goals. Paying contributors well is a crucial tenet of our long-term plan, and the amount we offer for accepted submissions will increase with our funding.

Please check our submission guidelines page for our submission process. 

If you have any questions regarding what we publish, please do not hesitate to email us at enquiries@epochpress.org.