Sundress Reads

In 2020’s lockdown period, Sundress Reads was born to provide opportunity to foster support for authors with newly published work when in-person celebrations weren’t possible. Our excitement in celebrating small press titles continues, and we feature reviews every Friday.

We are now accepting submissions for consideration for inclusion in our review series, Sundress Reads. We’re looking to feature reviews for any books published or to be published in 2023 or 2024.

We at Sundress champion writers whose work highlights human resilience and challenges misconceptions. Books by authors from LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, disabled, immigrant, incarcerated, and otherwise marginalized communities are encouraged to submit. We will not consider reviewing any book that promotes actions or includes language that contribute to oppression.

Recent titles we’ve reviewed include Alicia Mountain’s Four in Hand (BOA Editions), Teow Lim Goh’s Faraway Places (Diode Editions), and Noreen Ocampo’s Not Flowers (Variant Literature).

Submission Guidelines

  1. Sundress Reads is currently seeking submissions from titles published in 2023 and 2024 only.
  2. Books, chapbooks, or anthologies in any genre must be published by independent presses, university presses, or small presses.
  3. We request that one (1) print copy be mailed to Sundress Academy for the Arts, ATTN: Sundress Reads, 195 Tobby Hollow Lane, Knoxville, TN 37931. (Do let us know if you, for whatever reason, cannot send a print copy.)
  4. To submit your book, please fill out the following form.

The Sundress Reads Editor is Livia Meneghin (she/her). Livia is the author of the chapbook Honey in My Hair. Her writing has found homes in Gasher, Solstice Lit, Thrush, Whale Road Review, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from Emerson College, where she now teaches writing and literature.

We are grateful to have these reviewers on our team!

  • Izzy Astuto
  • Leo Coffey
  • Heather Domenicis
  • Ken Doss
  • Jen Gayda Gupta
  • Halsey Hyer
  • Annie Fay Meitchik
  • Zora Satchell
  • K Slade

Leave a Reply