Essay Press


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(256) 348-7223
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Essay Press is dedicated to publishing artful, innovative and culturally relevant prose. We are interested in publishing pieces that are too long to be easily published in journals or magazines, but too short to be considered book-length by most publishers. We are looking for prose that has something to say, essays that both demand and deserve to stand alone. We particularly welcome work that extends or challenges the formal protocols of nonfiction, including, but not limited to: lyric essays and prose poems or poetics; experimental biography and autobiography; innovative approaches to journalism, experimental historiography, criticism, scholarship, and philosophy.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Travis Sharp
Contact Title
Executive Editor
Publishes
essays, nonfiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Mary-Kim Arnold, Selah Saterstrom, Jenny Boully
Submissions Policy
We primarily select manuscripts through our annual book contest and chapbook open reading periods. EP also welcomes book proposals for anthologies, reprints, translations, and other projects that exceed the parameters of our regular open reading periods or book contest. Please direct proposals to the Executive Editor at [email protected] Due to the volume of requests and proposals we receive, it may take us a few months to get back to you. If you have not heard from us after 4 months, please contact us.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies
Reporting Time
2 - 3 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies, subscription
Contests
Essay Press/University of Washington at Bothell Contest, chapbook open reading period
Number Of Unpaid Staff
5
Year Founded
2005
Distributors
SPD
Number Of Books Published Per Year
3-5
Titles In Print
16
Paperback
75
Chapbook
25
Average Price Per Book
$15.95
Average Price Per E-Book
n/a

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