We champion the weird, the unwieldy, and the unclassifiable.

This form is for submissions only. For general inquiries, please send us a note at contact@blackballoonpublishing.com.


Want to submit to Black Balloon?

We're actively looking for new authors, voices, and digital collaborators. Does your work overlap with what we publish?

The sadly named slush pile has a sordid history in publishing, but without it, we wouldn't have Philip Roth, The Diary of Anne Frank, or even that famous series about sparkly vampires. Black Balloon does accept submissions, and we try to read as many of them as possible. Just give us some time to digest your query, as we do receive plenty of emails a day.

Send us a brief summary of your project, and if we like it, we'll beg you for more. After all, who knows what treasure could be hidden amid the piles of robot erotica?

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