The Pinnacle of POC Queer Publishing


Top Pen Press publishes work that illuminates, confronts and perplexes perceptions of queer people of color. The goal of the press is to foster greater personal and intellectual investigation and understanding of the complexities of lives outside the heterosexual, American mainstream by publishing meticulously well-written literary novels, short story and essay collections, anthologies, as well as poetry. Top Pen Press seeks to introduce and promote the most provocative and creative writers of these new queer times.


Writers may submit a query letter to Top Pen Press outlining their book projects, as well as providing biographical and contact information. A one page writing sample relevant to the project under consideration should also be included. Writers whose queries are accepted will then be asked to submit a thorough book proposal. Writers may consult How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen for information on the format and substance of such proposals.

Query letters and other submissions should be printed on 8 ½” X 11” paper and mailed to:

Top Pen Press
P.O. Box 4351
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33338


General questions may be directed to the Editor at: