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Ugly Duckling Presse
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (347) 948-5170
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    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
    Sarah Lawson
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, poetry, art, translation, audio
  • Focus
    Poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists.
  • Representative authors
    Michael Ruby, Simone White, Vsevolod Nekrasov
  • Submissions policy
    We hold one to three open reading periods each year and, additionally, solicit manuscripts.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
  • Contests
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    SPD, PGC/Raincoast, Inpress,
  • 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)?
  • ISSN Number
  • ISBN Number
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
    over 200
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    65% Paperback, 25% Chapbook, 10% Other
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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