There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Buffalo Books is a non-profit literary press affiliated with the Kansas State University English Department. We publish novels that explore the Midwest, the Plains, and the portions of the West people tend to fly over.
Our first novel — Aaron Burch's Year of the Buffalo — will be published in August 2022. Our second novel — Cheryl Walsh's Unequal Temperament, the first winner of the Buffalo Books Fiction Prize, will be published in 2023.
The Buffalo Books Fiction Prize
Submissions open on February 1 for 28 days or 100 submissions.
We are open only to novels — from 40,000 to 80,000 words — that are set in or explore the Midwest, the Great Plains, and/or the alleged flyover portions of the West. Please do not submit work that does not fit this criteria.
Submissions will be be read and screened anonymously. Do not include identifying details on the text itself. (A short acknowledgments page is allowed if a portion of the book has been published in another venue.).
Manuscripts should be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman or a similar font with 1-inch margins.
Submissions are free.
One book will be selected for publication. The winning writer will receive an honorarium of $500 and publication under a standard royalty contract.
Former and current students at Kansas State University are not eligible for the Buffalo Books Fiction Prize.