The Halcyone, published four times per year,  is distributed throughout the USA and the Black Mountain Press publications are distributed World Wide. Please send your best previously unpublished work! HerWords is for, by and about women. The Black Mountain Press publishes the works of emerging and established writers.

Submit complete manuscripts, double spaced for Novel, Poetry Books, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoirs, or other creative literary writing. Fee for submission through Submittable is $7. Writers can still submit without a fee directly to:
The Black Mountain Press
PO 9907
Asheville, NC 28815. 
Please see www.theblackmountainpress for details. 
All submissions must be completed manuscripts and at least 64 pages. 

The Black Mountain Press will now be awarding a quarterly chapbook winner for poets and fiction writers. Submissions should be from 16-64 pages for consideration of your short novel, short story collections, graphic novel, or poetry collection. The publications will be either stapled or perfect bound with a 4 color cover, barcode, ISBN and  distribution. Quarterly winner receives 12 copies as payment.  Please send your entire manuscript of 16-64 pages.  •  The Black Mountain Press intends to publish one or more manuscripts from this reading period; however, we reserve the right to publish no manuscripts if we feel that none fit with our aesthetic. 

Apply Now for a Free Working Vacation to Beautiful Asheville, NChttps://thehalcyone.submittable.com/submit/144654/writer-and-artist-in-residenceThe Black Mountain Press is pleased to announce its new writer/artist in residence program. The residence takes place in our previous location which was a converted child care center. There is plenty of room to stretch out in this house with large fenced yard, minutes away from hiking trails, trout streams, biking trails and more on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and about 10-15 minutes from downtown Asheville. 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, working office space with wifi, exhibition or reading space, kitchen, and bedroom provided. The selected writers/artists will spend up to 6 weeks this Asheville location and be expected to provide one reading or exhibit at the end of the residency.  Image of the residency space is  here: http://www.floodgallery.org/images/flood.jpg and interiors on our blog: http://theblackmountainpress.com/blog/erika-brumett-our-first-writer-in-residence/

Hurry! Applications start now (Dates are flexible) Please indicate what dates you are interested in.

Feb 17-March 30th 2021

Apri 2-May 15th 2021

May 17-June 30th 2021

  • Residencies include access in our former work space: a private home near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Swannanoa, NC, with  opportunity and location to demonstrate or read your work.
  • Writers/Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the location and personal supplies and food. 
  • Artists are required to exhibit or participate in one reading at the Flood Fine Art Center in Black Mountain, NC
  • All utilities and wifi and included in this residency. 
  • Writers please submit up to 3 published poems, short stories, or 1 novel excerpt for considerations.
  • Artists/Musicians/Photographers/Filmmakers please supply 2-3 images, videos, or musical pieces for consideration. 

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions at the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center (solo or three artists or more). Current submissions will be considered for the 2019 and 2020 calendar. Note: Due to the volume of exhibition proposal submissions, we are unable to send any form of response or feedback. No hard copy submissions are accepted. 

To Apply:

- Written cover letter with bio information.
- Up to 12 .JPG or PNG images


Artists will be accepted for exhibition in the 1000 sq. foot main gallery at the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center. Total number of works displayed should be no more that 12-15 at a max. size of 4ftX7ft. vertical or 7ftX7ft square.  All work must be completed and framed at the time of submission. Any medium is accepted that is framed and is ready to be attached to the gallery walls. Submission does not imply exhibition in the gallery. Submitters agree that art could be used in the Halcyone Literary magazine.

“Her Words” is a collection of poetry and short-stories (500 word max) for, by, and about women. The collection provides a feminine touch on the literary world and gives women the opportunity to receive recognition for who they are and for the words they have written.

Send your two best pieces for publication consideration to our new quarterly literary magazine, "HerWords. Selected writers of each issue will receive two copies as payment.



We are now accepting submission to the the Summer Issue of The Halcyone.

Please enter up to 4 poems, , or 1 digital art work(prints, painting, photos etc) or 1 short story under 3500 words that have not been published elsewhere. Now also accepting Novel Excerpt submission under 5000 words. All submissions should be on a single document.  The Halcyone pays featured poets (3-4 poems), artists 1/2 page or larger or short story writers, $10 and 5 copies of the quarterly review. If you desire to submit poetry, short stories and art, each category is a separate entry fee.

Single poems or art work under 3/4 page receive 3 copies of the publication.

Entry to the Halcyone also acknowledges that the writer or artist accepts that their submitted work may be used in the online blog at TheHalcyone.com

Apply Now for a Free Working Vacation to Beautiful Asheville, NC

https://thehalcyone.submittable.com/submit/144654/writer-and-artist-in-residence

The Black Mountain Press is pleased to announce its new writer/artist in residence program. The residence takes place in our previous location which was a converted child care center. There is plenty of room to stretch out in this house with large fenced yard, minutes away from hiking trails, trout streams, biking trails and more on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and about 10-15 minutes from downtown Asheville. 1 and 1/2 bathrooms, working office space with wifi, exhibition or reading space, kitchen, and bedroom provided. The selected writers/artists will spend up to 6 weeks this Asheville location and be expected to provide one reading or exhibit at the end of the residency.  Image of the residency space is  here: http://www.floodgallery.org/images/flood.jpg and interiors on our blog: http://theblackmountainpress.com/blog/erika-brumett-our-first-writer-in-residence/

Hurry! Applications start now (Dates are flexible) Please indicate what dates you are interested in.

Feb 17-March 30th 2020

Apri 2-May 15th 2020

May 17-June June 30th 2020

  • Residencies include access in our former work space: a private home near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Swannanoa, NC, with  opportunity and location to demonstrate or read your work.
  • Writers/Artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the location and personal supplies and food. 
  • Artists are required to exhibit or participate in one reading at the Flood Fine Art Center in Black Mountain, NC
  • All utilities and wifi and included in this residency. 
  • Writers please submit up to 3 published poems, short stories, or 1 novel excerpt for considerations.
  • Artists/Musicians/Photographers/Filmmakers please supply 2-3 images, videos, or musical pieces for consideration. 


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