Bordighera Press is a non-profit publisher of Italian-American literature since 1989. We publish works spanning award-winning poetry and prose to groundbreaking scholarship and research.

Bordighera Press has an international presence as the foremost publisher of italianità in North America.

We are seeking fiction, essays, critical studies, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, sui generis, and beyond relating to Italy, Italian America, or are written by Italian Americans. [Please note: we only accept poetry manuscripts through our annual poetry contest.]

Please send to us:

  • an excerpt or the completed manuscript
  • a brief description of the project (200 words or less)
  • a brief bio including publishing history (75 words or less)

Approaching thirty years of VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, we are looking back to move forward. Our upcoming of issues will be rooted in such foundational texts as From the Margin and the recent article “When We Were the Muslims” and reaching outwards.

We are seeking critical and creative works that reflect on two sides of identity, experience and tradition. Experience explores what it means to be between two cultures, two ways of life, two habits, two languages, two genders, two heritages, two selves. Tradition reflects on particular customs, cultural touchstones, and figures that have come from Italy and/or have grown out of traditionally Italian American neighborhoods. Open to all individuals, we want fiction, essays, poetry, critical studies, creative nonfiction, comic strips and on and on and on that delve into these facets of identity.

Note: All submissions are limited to 5000 words. 

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