Extract(s): Daily Dose of Lit publishes original poems, short stories, excerpts from new books and more. To get a sense of what we like, visit the blog.
Our goal at Extract(s) is to broaden the audience for poetry
and prose published by independent publishers. To further this mission,
we feature reviews of books published by independent presses written by
readers who love them. Reviews published on Extract(s) will be well-written with a goal of encourage others to read the book being reviewed.
What type of books can be reviewed?
and prose collections (yes, chapbooks too!), novels, memoirs,
anthologies, etc. If it is literary and published by an independent
press in the past 12 months, you can review it and send it to us for
How many words?
Between 500 and 1000.
What else should be included?
Size limit: 1500 words or less
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,500 words. We are looking for fresh, well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or longer.
Please submit no more than 1,500 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and writers.
Please submit no more than five (5) poems. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.