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Tavern Books
  • Type of organization
  • Web address
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Carl Adamshick
  • Publishes
    poetry, translation
  • Focus
    Tavern Books is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit publisher of poetry that exists to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books to the reading public. We focus on reviving out-of-print poetry books and publishing poetry in translation from around the world. We keep our titles in print in perpetuity, honoring the cultural contract between publisher and author, as well as between publisher and public.
  • Representative authors
    Tomas Transtr, Rainer Maria Rilke, Nelly Sachs
  • Submissions policy
    To honor the life and work of Greta Wrolstad (1981-2005), author of Night is Simply a Shadow (2013) and Notes on Sea & Shore (2010), Tavern Books invites submissions of new poetry collections through The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. This series exists to champion exceptional literary works from young women poets through a book publication in The Living Library, the Tavern Books catalog of innovative poets ranging from first-time authors and neglected masters to Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. The Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series is open to any woman aged 40 years or younger who is a US citizen, regardless of publication history. For more information: http://tavernbooks.com/wrolstad-series (See website for details)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    From 10 / 1 - 1 / 15
  • Reporting time
    5 - 8 months
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Small Press Distribution
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  • 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)?
  • ISSN Number
  • ISBN Number
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    17% Hardcover, 70% Paperback, 13% Chapbook
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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