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Welcome to the CLMP Directory of independent literary publishers, a digital resource and offspring of CLMP’s former annual print directory.

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Bona Fide Books
editor@bonafidebooks.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Web address
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Kim Wyatt
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, graphic novel
  • Focus
    Bona Fide Books specializes in community-driven non-fiction, e.g., anthologies about specific areas and people. We also look for nervy fiction, and unusual memoirs and guides to modern life. Bona Fide also holds an annual poetry contest.
  • Submissions policy
    Send query with first 20 pages for book-length works or a sampling of shorter works to with (See website for details)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 8 weeks
  • Author Payments
    royalties, cash, copies
  • Contests
    Bona Fide Books awards annually The Melissa Lanitis Gregory Prize for an unpublished collection of poems. The winner will receive publication, ten copies, a $500 cash award, and a reading at Lake Tahoe. Prizes are awarded upon publication. For more information, see below and the website. Call for Manuscripts
 48 to 100 pages Accepting submissions June 1 through August 31 (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    2
  • Number of unpaid staff
    2
  • Distributors
    SPD, American West Books
  • E-distributors
    Book Baby
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    21
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    20
  • ISBN Number
    978-1-936511-00-6
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    3-5
  • Titles in Print
    3
  • Average Print Run
    5000
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    15.00
  • Average Price per e-Book
    $7.99