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Diálogos / Lavender Ink
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (504) 813-9891
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    FB, TW
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    ABOUT THE PRESS Our Privacy Policy We don’t share any of your information with anyone, ever. About Lavender Ink and Diálogos Lavender Ink was founded in 1995 in New Orleans by Bill Lavender, who is still the Director and Editor in Chief. The Press is a sole-proprietorship, not a 501-C3 nor any other type of corporation, and is funded solely by revenues from book sales and some small grants and funding initiatives for individual books. Prior to 2012 the press published only poetry, but is now publishing fiction, nonfiction and other genres, also. Diálogos is an imprint of Lavender Ink devoted to literatures which have cross-cultural significance, primarily but not exclusively literature in translation. It is envisioned, too, that such work will often have a political component. Although there is no formal editorial board, submissions are peer-reviewed via a large network of poets, writers and scholars around the nation. Many of the authors and translators in our current list peer-review new submissions, and though the list of those who have helped out in the past is long, we single out Peter Thompson, professor of romance languages at Roger Williams University, longtime friend and supporter of the press, whose advice on matters of translation and world literature we cannot do without. It was out of conversations with Peter that Diálogos was born.
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  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Bill Lavender
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
  • Recent Awards Received
    French Voices Award for Gardeners, 2015 French Voices Grand Prize for Daewoo (forthcoming), 2016
  • Representative authors
    Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Megan Burns, Olja Savicevic
  • Submissions policy
    We are interested in any work of literary merit in any genre, including anthologies or collections. Submitters are encouraged, in fact admonished, to study our list before submitting. We charge a submission fee not because we’re trying to make a profit but because we want you to take your submission seriously We are interested in any work of literary merit, normally in the broad categories of Contemporary Poetry and Fiction and Literature in Translation. We will, however, consider work in other genres as well, in our “open” category. While our two imprints represent different categories of publications, you need not concern yourself with which imprint you are submitting to. The two imprints emphasize the following: Lavender Ink: Contemporary Poetry, Fiction and other genres in English. Diálogos: Works of international or cross-cultural significance, including works in translation and/or any work which engages multiple cultures. This work, too, normally has a political component. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Small Press Distribution
  • E-distributors
  • Wholesalers
    Small Press Distribution
  • 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)?
  • ISBN Number
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    5% Hardcover, 90% Paperback, 5% Chapbook
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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