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Tenement Press is an occasional publisher of esoteric,
accidental, & interdisciplinary literatures.


‘My head is my only house unless it rains’

Don Glen Vliet



The “Yellowjackets” 

A sideways resuscitation of Penguin’s abandoned, yellow-topped miscellany series, an effort to win the colour back from cowardice, Tenement’s “yellowjackets” are a thread of angular, interdisciplinary and experimental works in English and first-time English language translation in which the political and poetic intersect. 


Open for submissions April Fool’s Day
April 1 through April 30  2024





submissions@tenementpress.com
cc. editors@tenementpress.com


The Tenement Press editors will be reading submissions for prospective entries in the “Yellowjacket” series from April 1 through 30, 2024. Tenement hopes to support books that resist strict and easy category—works that are angular, inquisitive, argumentative, and engaged—and, for a best sense of the stripe and variety of work we look to champion, our catalogue can be found here.

Poetry & Short Form Prose

A sample text (3000 to 5000 words, for prose submissions; up to ten pages of poems); a proposal of 1000 to 2000 words in length; examples of previous work(s), be it published or unpublished; links to any visual and/or sonic documentation of work(s); for manuscripts in development, a rough writing schedule; a brief biographic note.


Works in Translation

A sample text (3000 to 5000 words, for prose submissions; up to ten pages of poems); a proposal of 1000 to 2000 words in length; examples of previous work(s), be it published or unpublished; for manuscripts in development, a two page outline and rough writing schedule; a brief biographic note (for both the translator and author). For works in translation, please ensure that you have queried the availibility of rights with the relavent parties in advance of your submission. 

Novels

A sample text (3000 to 5000 words, for prose submissions; up to ten pages of poems); a proposal of 1250 to 2000 words in length; examples of previous work(s), be it published or unpublished; links to any visual and/or sonic documentation of work(s); for manuscripts in development, a rough writing schedule; a brief biographic note.

Tenement Press is managed by a voluntary team of editors; due to work-a-day constraints, we are not in a position to offer feedback on prospective projects and incoming submissions.






No University Press

No University Press (NoUP) publishes argumentative work of any field, so long as it is also work that strives beyond its field; work possessing a presentist enthusiasm that works beyond the policies of enclosure that define and underwrite the mission of academic publishing.


Open for submissions on May Day
May 1 through 31 2024

 



benjamin.pickford@no-university-press.com
cc. editors@tenementpress.com

The Tenement Press and No University Press editors will be reading submissions for prospective entries in the “NoUP” series from May 1 through 31, 2024. We seek work from both within and outside of the academy that represents the ideas, the processes, the meanings of institutionalities gone awry. Work from within the academy that draws away from its enclosures and institutionalities at every moment, in every line, and work from without the academy that might tempt academicians to stray.

The “No” of NoUP is no negation, but a means of opening forms of argument impelled by enthusiasm and exploration. NoUP will publish and support work that would otherwise be lost to a readership gated by critical and institutionalist governance. We seek work riddled by the dynamics of doubt. Unmoored work that strives to exist without the pressure of affiliation. A refusal of the adjunct, the subordinate, the sense of structural dispensability that saddles a monograph. Emergent work on emergency. Positive work. Peripheral works. Minor works on minor authors. Furious, engaged works. Cross analyses of fury. Quick work. Slow work. New work. Old work. Invested work. Political work. Porous work. Short work, characterized by openness and incompletions that remain avenues of entry to the uninitiated reader, reopening unhealed scars of patched up conclusions to unhealable disagreements. Collaborative and cooperative work. Tangled work. Open work. A disciplinary bleed.  

Submissions are encouraged from all quarters; and work of any stripe and variety; be you author, translator, critic, poet, academic, artist, activist, filmmaker, archivist, librarian, musician, early-bird, or night-owl, et cetera.

A proposal of 1500 to 2500 words in length; examples of previous work(s), be it published or unpublished; links to any visual and/or sonic documentation of work(s); for manuscripts in development, a two page outline and rough writing schedule; a brief biographic note.

Please address all materials (and general enquiries)
for the attention of Benjamin Pickford.



Tenement Press / No University Press is managed by a voluntary team of editors; due to work-a-day constraints, we are not in a position to offer feedback on prospective projects and incoming submissions.






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Doug Harvey, Assorted (Mouldy) 35mm slides, © 2024 




                                                   
Were a wind to rise
I could put up a sail
Were there no sail
I’d make one of canvas and sticks

Bertolt Brecht, ‘Motto’
(Bucknow Elegies)

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