Great Circle Books publishes literary nonfiction—including memoir, literary journalism, personal and lyric essays, and work that defies easy classification—by emerging writers. The Great Circle is the intersection of lines on the celestial sphere—lines overlapping and creating new entryways of understanding. In that spirit, Great Circle Books seeks, through innovative work, to merge the human experience with our relationship to place. Its books are intended for general readers, as well as students and teachers of writing, particularly those interested in urgent and previously unvoiced cultural conversations that offer new ways to see and understand a world in a constant state of flux.
As much as the series emphasizes groundbreaking, place-based literary nonfiction, Great Circle aims to provide a welcoming space for writers broadly defined as emerging—emphasizing those who have not yet published a book-length work of literary nonfiction. The series is particularly invested in writers who lack access to publishing networks like agents and editors, and who have been overlooked by large commercial presses.
Meet Series Editors Kiese Laymon & Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Meet the Editorial Board & Advisory Members
More information on the series can be found here.
UNC Press editors Lucas Church & Cate Hodorowicz would love to connect with those interested in this new series! You can contact them via email at email@example.com or if you’ll be attending AWP later this week, stop by T522 to talk with them in-person!