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Transit Books
editors@transitbooks.org
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books is committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Adam Z. Levy
  • Contact title
    Publisher
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, translation
  • Focus
    International and American literature.
  • Recent Awards Received
    Man Booker International Prize (Longlist), Warwick Prize (Shortlist), TA First Translation Prize (Shortlist)
  • Representative authors
    Andrés Barba, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Wioletta Greg
  • Submissions policy
    Our open submissions period is from May 1–June 15.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, cash, copies
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    3
  • Distributors
    Consortium
  • E-distributors
    Ingram
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    4
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    15
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    6
  • Titles in Print
    7
  • Average Print Run
    4500
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    $15.95
  • Average Price per e-Book
    $15.95

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