Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. UDP is committed to keeping its publications in circulation with our online archive of out-of-print chapbooks and our digital proofs program. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.
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Primary editor/Contact person
essays, fiction, poetry, art, translation, audio
Poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists.
Michael Ruby, Simone White, Vsevolod Nekrasov
We hold one to three open reading periods each year and, additionally, solicit manuscripts.
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Titles in Print
Average Print Run
65% Paperback, 25% Chapbook, 10% Other
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Average Price per e-Book