Radix Media publishes new ideas and fresh perspectives, prioritizing the voices of typically marginalized communities to get to the root of the human experience. The name Radix comes from the Latin root of the word radical, meaning to get to the root.

We’re worker-owned, because we believe that workers should have control over their workplace conditions and have a voice in the decisions that shape their lives. We are proud to operate a democratic business with no hierarchy and no bosses, which is almost unheard of in the publishing industry.

We’re union strong, because we know that without unions, we’d all be working 14-hour days and so would our children. (Note that our children appreciate unions, too.) We’re unionized with Local 1 of the Amalgamated Lithographers Union/International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

We’re eco-friendly, because we know that we only have one planet and that we should take care of it. We use 100% post-consumer recycled paper whenever possible, low-VOC inks in our presses, and dampening systems that are free of alcohol. This ensures that we are producing our books as responsibly as we can.

We are currently accepting manuscripts for Full-Length Poetry, Chapbooks, Novellas, and Visual Narratives, and manuscript excerpts for Novels, Essay Collections, and Memoirs. 

We offer a free submission option and a tip jar submission option: We believe that all submissions should be free but as a young press, any donation you make helps us pay our readers and cover digital costs. 

We appreciate you taking time to check us out and look forward to reading your work!

Note: The Tip Jar is a way for you to support the literary community and the role an independent, worker-owned, unionized press like Radix Media can play in it. We appreciate your support. 

What We’re Looking For

We are currently looking for novellas, novels, and graphic novels (black and white interiors preferred). Our interests include climate fiction, general science fiction, literary fiction, and memoir. We especially love stories that intersect with progressive/radical politics and social justice. We are open to unagented as well as agented authors. 

Simultaneous vs. Multiple Submissions

We will not accept multiple submissions from any one person, unless otherwise noted in open calls for submission. So please send one manuscript at a time. We are also generally looking for unpublished work, unless otherwise noted in open calls for submission. It is assumed that your work is simultaneously being submitted to other publishers, so no need to disclose this, but please notify us immediately to withdraw it from consideration should the story be accepted elsewhere.

Cover Letter

Please submit a cover letter with your submission. Tell us what brings you to Radix Media and why you think your work would be a good fit. Be sure to look at our other titles and see how your work compares. Include any previous publications or prizes won, a brief biographical statement, preferred pronouns, and links to your website and social media handles. Note: Previous publications have no bearing on the status of your submission. 

Pitch Letter

Please include a brief pitch letter that gives us a synopsis of your work and the central conflict and themes. Feel free to use this space to talk about styles used, comparable titles and authors, and the works that inspire your voice. 

Manuscript Guidelines

  • We prefer typed, double-spaced pages. Poetry can be single spaced.
  • Numbered pages
  • Include a title page, table of contents page, and an acknowledgments page. 
  • Please attach your submission as a .DOCX file. No .DOC or .PDF files.
  • For Poetry, chapbooks, novellas, short story, visual narrative: Include full manuscript
  • For novels, memoirs, and essay collections: submit 50 pages. 

Thank you for choosing us! We look forward to reading your work. 

What We’re Looking For

We are currently looking for novellas, novels, and graphic novels (black and white interiors preferred). Our interests include climate fiction, general science fiction, literary fiction, and memoir. We especially love stories that intersect with progressive/radical politics and social justice. We are open to unagented as well as agented authors. 

Simultaneous vs. Multiple Submissions

We will not accept multiple submissions from any one person, unless otherwise noted in open calls for submission. So please send one manuscript at a time. We are also generally looking for unpublished work, unless otherwise noted in open calls for submission. It is assumed that your work is simultaneously being submitted to other publishers, so no need to disclose this, but please notify us immediately to withdraw it from consideration should the story be accepted elsewhere.

Cover Letter

Please submit a cover letter with your submission. Tell us what brings you to Radix Media and why you think your work would be a good fit. Be sure to look at our other titles and see how your work compares. Include any previous publications or prizes won, a brief biographical statement, preferred pronouns, and links to your website and social media handles. 

Note: Previous publications have no bearing on the status of your submission. 

Pitch Letter

Please include a brief pitch letter that gives us a synopsis of your work and the central conflict and themes. Feel free to use this space to talk about styles used, comparable titles and authors, and the works that inspire your voice. 

Manuscript Guidelines

  • We prefer typed, double-spaced pages. Poetry can be single spaced.
  • Numbered pages
  • Include a title page, table of contents page, and an acknowledgments page. 
  • Please attach your submission as a .DOCX file. No .DOC or .PDF files.
  • For Poetry, chapbooks, novellas, short story, visual narrative: Include full manuscript
  • For novels, memoirs, and essay collections: submit 50 pages. 

Thank you for choosing us! We look forward to reading your work. 

Radix Media