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McPherson & Company
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (845) 331-5807
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    McPherson & Company is an independent literary and arts press. Presently operated in the Hudson Valley, it was founded in 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island. Imprints include Documentext (for art related titles), Recovered Classics (usually forgotten Modernists), and Treacle Press (for works produced between 1974 and 1983).
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Bruce McPherson
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, translation
  • Focus
    American and British fiction; European and Latin American fiction in translation; art theory, film-making, cultural studies
  • Recent Awards Received
    National Book Award for Fiction, 2010: Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon; 2012 IPPY Gold & Silver for Literary Fiction (Eugene
  • Representative authors
    Thomas McEvilley, Jaimy Gordon, Robert Kelly
  • Submissions policy
    Query first. No unsolicited manuscripts.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    McPherson & Co.
  • Wholesalers
    Central Books (London), Ingram
  • 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
    0929701- / 0914232- / 162054-
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    2 to 5
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    40% Hardcover, 60% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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