City Lights Publishers

City Lights Publishers

For over fifty years, City Lights has been a champion of progressive thinking, fighting against the forces of conservatism and censorship. We are committed to publishing works of social responsibility, and to maintaining a tradition of bringing renegade literature from other parts of the world into English. In our function of discovery, we will continue to publish cutting-edge contemporary literature and brilliant new non-fiction.

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Genres published 

  • Poetry / Fiction / NonFiction

Writing styles published 

  • Literary / Contemporary / Political

Publication Formats 

  • Book

Languages published 

  • English

Source Languages 

  • Any
Publisher Details

Region: 

All

Accept unsolicited submissions: 

Yes

Permit online submissions: 

No

Permit simultaneous submissions: 

No

Reading Periods: 

rolling

Payments: 

  • Semi-Pro: <0.14/word
  • Pro: >0.15/word

Publish reprints: 

No

Calls for Submissions: 

none