Buckman Publishing LLC

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The main goal for Buckman Publishing is to engage new readers. Recognizing the day and age, a traditional page of text is out of line with the highly visual world we live in, and Buckman believes that the standard page of text needs to marry contemporary aesthetics. Affordability is also a factor to entice new readers, and all Buckman titles are priced accordingly. Buckmxn Journal is the flagship, a highly visual bi-annual anthology that presents artists and writers together. It has quickly established itself as one of the best in the United States. We also publish book-length manuscripts, often illustrated.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram, Facebook
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Rich Perin
Contact Title
Crew Member
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, gr_novel
Recent Awards Received
2020 Independent Book Publisher Award, Anthologies.
Representative Authors
Rich Perin, Liz Lampman, Jerry Sampson
Submissions Policy
Although the anthology, "Buckmxn Journal", does not accept unsolicited submissions, we have open submissions for stories/essays for our Buckmxn Short Story Service. We do publish reprints, but Buckman prefers unpublished work and offer a higher pay rate for those works. Buckman Publishing also seeks book length manuscripts. A poetry and short story competition, open to all, is planned for late summer in 2021.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
1 - 14 weeks
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
Average Price Per Book
Average Price Per E-Book
Rich Perin
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Arm wrestling.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We work by consensus. We aim to flatten hierarchy.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Short and sweet.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
With our flagship, Buckmxn Journal, we scout talent instead of open submissions. However, for other projects such as the Buckmxn Story Service and book length manuscripts, submissions are open. We also have various contests throughout the year.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
The exploration of words. Nothing like the right word at the right time, an art that is seemingly thinning.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Be brave. Expect reality.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Ezra Pound's edit of The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone who wants less instantaneous media.