Publisher’s description: As the online imprint of Autumn House Press, Coal Hill strives to further the press’s mission of publishing and promoting the work of excellent contemporary writers who have a following among readers, but whose work has been overlooked by commercial publishers. We seek to support and publish a wide range of diverse voices, as well as illuminate the talent of Pittsburgh writers. Our goal is to support and connect writers and allow their work to reach new audiences through the immediacy of online publishing.
The journal was founded in 2007 by Michael Simms and Joshua Storey. The journal published poetry by both emerging and established writers and took its name from Coal Hill, otherwise known as Mount Washington, in Pittsburgh, PA. From 2009 to 2018 Coal Hill also published print poetry chapbooks; these chapbooks are still available through Autumn House Press.
In early 2017, the Autumn House staff began working to reimagine and redefine the journal. Beginning in November of 2018, Coal Hill became a triannual, multi-genre literary journal that offers a greater representation of Pittsburgh authors.
We read submission all year long, so feel free to submit whenever your pieces are ready. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.