Breathe Free Press

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Breathe Fress Press publishes personal; cross-genre; flash; experimental; critical; travel and lyric essays.

The personal made global and the global made personal.

We are excited to announce ISSUE THREE - 1st ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!

Breathe Free Press is a literary magazine of resistance and awareness dedicated to essayism. We seek innovative essays that test patterns of perception and subvert imposed genre constraints. 

The essays we seek allude, intimate, insinuate, attempt, analyze, critique, express: attentive to language and cultural associations. Themes that transform and transgress meta narratives of authority and power structures. We welcome, generous, graceful conscious writing.

Submission guidelines: up to 3,000 words, double-spaced. Please submit only original work. Please do not send essays previously published or have ever appeared before online or in print. Submissions are read year-round. New issues are published Spring and Fall. Next issue is planned for October 2018.

Breathe Free Press publishes both emerging and established writers. A cover letter is useful to acquaint the editors with the author behind the work. We understand and encourage simultaneous submissions, but please share your good news of acceptance.

We promise to give your work a close reading with suggested edits for selected essays. Our reply time is 0- 4 months. We request one-time first electronic rights.

Thank you for considering Breathe Free Press.



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