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39º 50’ 1.86” N 74º 52’ 18.57” W  

In a market full of literary journals which publish everything from flash fiction to creative non-fiction and poetry, we’ve found a void of opportunities to publish larger pieces that may not be self-contained. It is the mission of Townsend to fill this need by publishing high quality works of literature in the form of novel excerpts. 

Our submission requirements are simple, select your submission option and then copy and paste 15 pages of your manuscript for our review. On the last page, please provide a 3-5 sentence summary of your project and let us know if it's complete or a work in progress.

*Submissions should be previously unpublished unless permission to reprint has already been given by your publisher. 



Submissions are open each year between May 1st and October 1st.  

If you'd like to review Townsend, current issues are available for purchase here

Founding Editors

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Tiffany McFee is a fiction writer living in Corvallis Oregon. A born enthusiast of reading, writing, and cinema whose published works include the fiction novel Juxtaposed,  and a book of poetry, Dust in a Sunbeam. She received her MFA in Creative Writing through Oregon State University-Cascades in 2018 and currently works as a developmental editor. Novels in progress include:  The Lady in the Blue Coat, and The Kidnapping.

Aimee Harrison is a writer and visual artist living in Albany, NY, where she co-runs the St. Rocco’s Reading Series. She is an editor of Essay Press, a founding editor of Letter [r] Press / Small Po[r]tions Journal, and a book designer at SUNY Press. Her writing and videos have appeared with the Lifted Brow, Indefinite Space, Masque and Spectacle, Tarpaulin Sky (as part of the What I am Reading Now series) and Reality Beach.

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