Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Laertes is an independent press committed to literary translation - to the furthering of that particular art. Our aim is also to relay works from far and wide, in any genre, that render the full human weight.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
essays, fiction, poetry, translation
Recent Awards Received
A silver IPPY for cover design and a gold medal from PubWest for book design
C. P. Cavafy, Jeton Neziraj, Xhevdet Bajraj
We have a very open submissions policy. It appears on the website as follows: We are a small press searching out fine translations into English of works first published in another tongue. Literature of the twentieth century is the crux of our concern, with cusps extending backward into the nineteenth, and forward into this one. Whatever falls within the compasses above will be considered. Attach as much material as you like to an email and relay to [email protected]. Our interest will be in the work itself rather than past publication history.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
02 - 04 weeks
Number Of Paid Staff
We have many contract workers, but no full-time paid staff
Number Of Unpaid Staff
2017 (We recently reincorporated as Laertes Press, Inc. Our earlier incarnation was Laertes, a Press for Literary Translation, Inc.)
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Titles In Print
Average Price Per Book
Laertes titles will range from $17 to $19; acting edition and chapbooks are always $10; our anthologies will be around $24.
Number Of Issues Per Year
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Publish Print Anthology?
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
No pitch is necessary. We will be kind.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Simple humanity in the original author.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Let's all be truthful and kind. Nothing else is important.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
I suppose it's anyone who turns to literature to broaden their horizons . . anyone curious about the world . . and anyone with a craving for the full human immensity and weight.