Contra Mundum Press


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(347) 334-1044
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our principal interest is in Modernism and the principles developed by the Modernists, though we also publish challenging and visionary works from other eras. The primary aim of Contra Mundum is to publish translations of writers who in their use of form and style are à rebours, or who deviate significantly from more programmatic and spurious forms of experimentation. Our preference is for works that have not yet been translated into English, are out of print, or are poorly translated, for writers whose thinking and aesthetics are in opposition to timely or mainstream currents of thought, value systems, or moralities. We also reprint obscure and out-of-print works we consider significant but which have been forgotten, neglected, or overshadowed. The notion of a poetics of hospitality informs our vision. In being a home to so many lone and often exiled or forgotten voices, CMP serves as a home to world culture, welcoming the voices, and so the lives and experiences, of “foreigners.” From Gilgamesh to Emilio Villa and Mouchard, in publishing translations from as many different languages as we have, CMP not only welcomes strangers into its house, but presents them to the world as our honored guests.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Rainer J. Hanshe
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Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation
Recent Awards Received
Austrian Ministry of Education, Arts, & Culture Grant French Embassy FACES Grant Persian Translation Prize
Representative Authors
Miklós Szentkuthy, Emilio Villa, Robert Musil
Submissions Policy
There is no precise or detailed submission policy. We are not open to unsolicited manuscripts but we do welcome query letters and are open to proposals within the purview of our mission and catalog. Translators with project proposals are encouraged to contact us explaining why they believe the project suits our press, how long it will take to translate, and any other relevant details.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
no
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
2 - 3 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
2
Number Of Unpaid Staff
varies
Year Founded
2011
Distributors
Ingram
Number Of Books Published Per Year
6
Titles In Print
40
Hardcover
5
Paperback
90
Other
5
Average Price Per Book
18

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