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Ayin Press
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (917) 859-5914
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Ayin is an independent press that publishes art books, books of poetry, anthologies & works of non-fiction. We specialize in interdisciplinary work, speculative spirituality/theology, political imagination, work in translation, and work related to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. We operate a smaller imprint called Somewhere for children’s books, graphic fiction and artist books. Ayin is a letter in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Phoenician, Urdu and many other languages. Ayin is also the word for eye.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Tom Haviv
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation, graphic novel
  • Focus
    Kaf publishes art books, books of poetry, and chapbooks relating to the Middle East & the Mediterranean.
  • Submissions policy
    We do not have open submissions. For the journal we directly solicit work from authors and artists internationally. The books are developed within our editorial collective, and translators and artists are solicited directly to develop the work.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    01 - 12 months
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • 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)?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
    7 (10 in 2018)
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    50% Paperback, 25% Chapbook, 25% Other
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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