Omnidawn Publishing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We seek to support and expand our community of writers and readers through the work we choose to publish, which questions, in both form and content, the prevailing limits of convention. Our intent is to explore internal and external boundaries and push, with compassionate insight, the limits of risk. Just as our name suggests—“omni” (in all ways and places) and “dawn” (the first appearance of light)—we publish creative works that open readers anew to the myriad ways that language may bring new light, insight, awareness, as well as a heightened respect for and appreciation of differences. We began Omnidawn in 2001 because of our belief that lively, culturally pertinent, emotionally and intellectually engaging literature can be of great value, and we wanted to participate in the dissemination of such work. We believe that our society needs small presses so that widely diverse ideas and points-of-view are easily accessible to everyone. Italo Calvino: “… the function of literature is communication between things that are different… because they are different, not blunting but even sharpening the differences between them, following the true bent of written language.”
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Primary editor/Contact person
fiction, poetry, translation
Publishers of exploratory poetry and fabulist fiction.
Recent Awards Received
A PEN USA Award in Poetry & two PEN USA Awards in Translation
Lyn Hejinian, Rosmarie Waldrop, Elizabeth Robinson
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Accepts unsolicited submissions?
Simultaneous submissions accepted
From N / N - A / A
4 - 6 months
royalties, cash, copies
Number of paid staff
Number of unpaid staff
Independent Publishers Group
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Number of Books Published per Year
12 to 14
Titles in Print
Average Print Run
90% Paperback, 10% Chapbook
Average Price per Book