Deerbrook Editions is a literary small press publishing noteworthy and emerging authors in well-designed trade books. The press presents authors to you in quality paper back books. The design is clean and unique to each book. The press works with authors on book contents and covers, often using original art or photography from author or artist collections. You can purchase books on this site via PayPal using the payment method of your choice. Many of our titles are discounted and shipping is included in the price. You can view sample pages of several of the latest books at issuu.com/deerbrookeditions. Our mission is to provide literature that is relevant and stimulating, to advocate and support authors by giving them a wider audience, and to connect authors and artists with their community by offering readers a new experience through literature. Our first book came out in 2002. We plow earnings back into books.
Our garden is one of books. We plant seeds of intellect and harvest nourishment for culture. If you value art and culture then you are in a likely place to find something fruitful for the eye and mind. Our three graces might be but are not limited to reading, writing, and teaching. Design is also important to us. True design is concerned with the sense of vision or seeing, and through expression by design, conveying concepts and information in a balanced way. So when it comes to books, regard for letterforms, other forms, and space or the intervals of space between forms, all relate to our vision, often in imperceptible ways, yet there is memory and learning involved.
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Deerbrook Editions is a literary small press.
Recent Awards Received
2003 Jane Kenyon Award for Poetry to L.R. Berger
2009 Jane Kenyon Award for Poetry to Mimi White
JR Solonche, Stuart Kestenbaum, Joan Siegel
The reading of manuscripts if suspended indefinitely due to the number of good ones recently received.
The reading period is August 1 to October 1. Any manuscript received outside of this reading period will not be considered.
Authors can send hard copy manuscripts printed on regular 8.5 x 11 paper. Please do not send your only copy as we will not return rejected manuscripts. Please enclose an SASE or postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. We recommend an organized collection of poems, essays, short stories or a novella of 40 to 70 pages. Most of our books are under 100 pages, including front and back matter. The smallest perfect bound trade paper book is approximately 45 pages. Manuscripts that exceed 100 pages will have to be exceptional, especially fiction and non fiction.
The manuscript should include publication credits (books, chapbooks, magazines, journals, anthologies, webzines, etc.) and any relevant biographical information. For fiction, a synopsis is helpful.
Please understand that our response time varies and can be as long as a year or more. Furthermore, once a manuscript is accepted, a publishing plan could also take up to a year. If we do offer you a contract, we will need a manuscript in Microsoft Word that has been edited, organized, and proofread. It should have a table of contents page (if necessary), a dedication, acknowledgments, reviews, blurbs, and a bio. Both poetry and prose should be flush left with no unneeded returns, except for paragraph or stanza breaks, and indented lines. Poetry should not be centered. Terms of agreement cannot be finalized until the manuscript is ready for design and press. Further editing or manuscript preparation at the design stage will slow down a publishing plan and incur costs to be charged to the author up front or against future royalties. (See website for details)
Simultaneous submissions accepted
From 8 / 1 - 10 / 31
1 - 12 months
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