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Alice James Books
  • Type of organization
  • Web address
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    The mission of Alice James Books is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and emerging poets with an emphasis on supporting women writers. AJB is an affiliate of the University of Maine at Farmington.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Alyssa Neptune
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
  • Focus
    Publishes poetry by established and beginning poets, both national and regional; emphasizes involving poets in the process.
  • Representative authors
    Brian Turner, Matthea Harvey, Jamaal May
  • Submissions policy
    The editorial board selects manuscripts through a national competition. See web site for guidelines. (See website for details)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    From 7 / 12 - 1 / 1
  • Reporting time
    3 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
  • Contests
    The Beatrice Hawley Award, The Kinereth Gensler Awards, Alice James Books Translation Series, and The Kundiman Poetry Prize. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Consortium, SPD
  • Wholesalers
    Ingram, Baker & Taylor
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISBN Number
    978-1-882295 / 1-882295, /0-914086
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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