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WTAW Press
wtawpress@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Phone
    (415) 798-7067
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    WTAW Press is a woman-run 501c(3) non-profit, independent publisher based in Northern California, built upon the tradition of the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series, the award-winning Bay Area literary program founded in 2010 expanded to seven additional cities across the country. WTAW Press publishes full-length books of literary prose.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Peg Alford Pursell
  • Contact title
    Publisher and Editor in Chief
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction
  • Focus
    WTAW Press publishes books of exceptional prose.
  • Representative authors
    Sarah Stone, Louise Marburg, Mike Smith
  • Submissions policy
    Open reading periods for submissions are posted along with all guidelines on the website. To stay current, we recommend signing up for our newsletter. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    Varies
  • Reporting time
    1 - 12 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, copies
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    2
  • Distributors
    Small Press Distribution
  • 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)?
    36
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    2
  • Titles in Print
    7
  • Average Print Run
    500
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    16
  • Average Price per e-Book
    10

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