Kate Hitt & Many Names Press

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Many Names Press believes in the power of published literature and art to promote democracy and earth-awareness, to foster respect and tolerance for diversity, women & children everywhere, to overcome injustice & warring minds, to develop work parity and social equality, increase culture, and support, nurture & protect this world for all beings.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kate Hitt
Contact Title
Publisher/Editor/Designer, Digital & Print Services
Contact Email
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Representative Authors
Jerry Martien, Dena Taylor, Maude Meehan
Submissions Policy
Please do not send manuscripts! A sample and a cover letter describing your work, if you are prepared to help market your book with a plan, support women's rights, the environment, and if you wholeheartedly agree with my mission statement can be mailed to my address.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
01 - 31 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash, copies
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Ingram, Apple
Lightning Source
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Kate Hitt
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I had a print shop in 1993. Many customers wanted their books printed and published so I began with printing myself and distributing. I have a degree in English, am a journeyperson printer, graphic designer and book artist.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I farm out what I can't do, but most of it I do myself, which is why collaboration and close communications with my authors is key.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Send 5 page maximum sample work, typed double spaced on 8.5x11 in pages, word or pdf attachment, with your name, street address, brief bio, community, and marketing plan. It's ok to snail mail or email. Submissions are not returnable.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
If the poetry reflects the mission statement and will support the press' image, then it will be given the once over.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Like thinkers who are LGBTQ, people of color, and feminist, with artistic bent towards social justice and equality. Excellent use of language. Interesting stories. Not novels, usually. Not religious.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Have your work professionally edited if you are not good at that. Do not expect to make a lot of money. Have a lot of patience.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I have met wonderful people through my press who have stayed friends: even found a long lost uncle! Many authors and artists were, and are, elders. Herme Medley (90) passed away just hours after I delivered her second book of exquisite poetry.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Unbridled enthusiasts!