Welcome To

Molly Gaudry

Founder and Creative Director of The Lit Pub [email protected]

Book Lovers

Why recommendations? Why not reviews?

Because our mission is to promote awareness about books we love.

Do you blog about other things, or just book recommendations?

In addition to books, we also recommend literary magazines and offer exclusive author interviews.

I'd like to write a recommendation, but I'm not a published author.

We are committed to creating opportunities for all writers regardless of publication history. While we are very lucky to have recommendations from successful, accomplished authors, we appreciate how difficult it is to get your foot in the door. Give us a shot.


What are you looking for?

We want your best full-length prose manuscript (including, and not limited to: novels, novellas, memoirs, lyric essays, story collections, prose poems and/or flash fictions).

When and how can I submit? 

Our open reading period is from June 1-30 of every year. We create a Submishmash category for "Prose Manuscripts" and you'll be able to upload your manuscript there. The winner will be announced no later than September 15 of every year.

What's a lyric essay?

Read Marie Carter's The Trapeze Diaries, Carmen Giménez Smith's Bring Down the Little Birds (which won the American Book Award), Eula Biss's The Balloonists, Maggie Nelson's Bluets, and Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely.

I have more questions but you didn't answer them. 

Email us.


So what we're really talking about here is advertising, right? 


OK. Do you have an option for publishers or authors who don't have much of an ad budget? 

We'll happily consider ad swaps for print or web.

We don't have a ton of subscribers or get a lot of traffic. Can we still talk?

Email us. We've got tiered pricing plans.

I don't want to advertise. Just tell me how I can support The Lit Pub.

Wonderful! Email Molly Gaudry for more info.