t r a c e  is both verb and noun; act and residue.

t r a c e publishes books that illuminate, in complex, beautiful, and thought-provoking ways, contemporary and historical experiences of conflict, displacement, migration, life, labour, love, and resistance.


Please email us at to discuss your ideas before you submit your work. We love works that break generic boundaries and question certainties. We are especially interested in:

  • translations of poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction from African, Asian, and Middle Eastern languages. 
  • genre-breaking forms of literary non-fiction that provoke, unsettle, and explore new possibilities at a time of unprecedented global transformation.
  • literary anthologies that juxtapose vital voices in conversation.




    t r a c e prioritizes the voices of those who have, themselves, experienced war, conflict, displacement, and migration. We value the words of those historically marginalized within inequitable publishing cultures.