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Xi Draconis Books
xidraconisbooks@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    press
  • Phone
    (513) 328-4632
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Audioboom, Playerfm
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Xi Draconis, an orange giant star, shines one hundred thirteen light years away from Earth in the constellation Draco, a serpent people of the ancient world saw slithering in the night sky. Of an average magnitude, it burns inconspicuous at the base of the serpent’s jaw, slightly obscured by stellar dust, another point of light among billions. And yet, this point of light, dim and old, still serves as part of Draco’s daggered mouth, with which the serpent battled the Olympian gods for a decade. Though at last Minerva slew Draco and tossed his body into the sky, a cold line of stars remains as testament to Draco’s rebellion. Thus, Xi Draconis Books seeks to publish literary works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that rebel, that rail against social injustice, against hatred, poverty, hunger, privatization, the celebration of ignorance, objectification, racism, exploitation, sexism, and commodification. We seek works that explore how these perversions warp the human mind, that humanize, where our culture and society would dehumanize. We seek works that complicate, where biased groups would simplify. We seek works that empathize, where others would malign. This rebellion may come in a variety of forms and voices. Both experimental and traditional techniques are welcome. Tragedy, satire, and things in between are to our liking. Works philosophical or minimal, hyperbolic or understated, are all of interest to us. Our one stipulation is that the work we publish must be socially conscious. We rebel against the gods not because we are monsters, but because they are.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    no
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Patrick Barney
  • Contact title
    Editor
  • Publishes
    fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
  • Representative authors
    Hans Burger, Joseph D. Reich, Izzy Oneiric
  • Submissions policy
    We accept submissions of novellas, novels, memoirs, nonfiction collections, poetry collections, and epic poems during our summer open reading period. This runs from 1 May to 31 July. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 05 / 01 - 07 / 31
  • Reporting time
    3 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    1
  • E-distributors
    Amazon, Kobo, iBooks
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    3
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    3
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    3
  • Titles in Print
    In Some Sense Innocent, The American Book of the Dead
  • Average Print Run
    100
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
    $0
  • Average Price per e-Book
    $0

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