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The Backwaters Press
thebackwaterspress@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Web address
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Greg Kosmicki
  • Publishes
    poetry
  • Focus
    Regional, Great Plains, Nebraska, women, underpublished groups, by invitation, poets submitted through contest.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Midwest Independent Publishers Association,Nebraska Book Award, Colorado Book Award Finalist, Balcones Award, New England Book Award Silver Medal
  • Representative authors
    Brent Spencer, Susan Firer, Trevino Brings Plenty
  • Submissions policy
    Submissions through The Backwaters Prize only or by invitation. See website for contest guidelines. (See website for details)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 04 / 12 - 5 / 12
  • Reporting time
    1 - 2 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies
  • Contests
    The Backwaters Prize. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    4
  • Distributors
    Amazon.com, Ingram,Small Press Distribution, Barnes & Noble
  • E-distributors
    Amazon.com
  • Wholesalers
    Ingram
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    6
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    14
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    6
  • Titles in Print
    95
  • Average Print Run
    300
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    $16
  • Average Price per e-Book
    9.99