Leapfrog Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Leapfrog Press first and foremost is committed to storytelling. Th e press came into being in 1993, created by Ira Wood and the poet/novelist/feminist Marge Piercy with the express mission of discovering great storytellers and bringing their words to readers. Leapfrog began its life in Wellfleet, MA, at the outer end of Cape Cod. In 2008 we migrated to Falmouth, MA, under the stewardship of Lisa Graziano, and in 2012 we made the move to Fredonia, NY, a town with a rich creative history and an equally rich presence in the arts and sciences. In January 2021, the press was acquired by Tobias Steed, a veteran of the US publishing landscape. Our publishing program is eclectic and includes quality fiction, both adult and young adult/middle grade, poetry, and nonfiction; books that are described by the large commercial publishers as midlist, and which we consider pillars of contemporary literature. We’re always on the lookout for new talent.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Tobias Steed
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Submissions Policy
Leapfrog Press runs an annual fiction prize, the Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize in affiliation with Can of Worms Press in the UK. There are awards in both Adult and Young Adult Fiction. During the annual submissions period for the prize, November - May, Leapfrog does not encourage submissions that are not for the fiction prize, due to the intense period of adjudication required by our editorial staff during this time.
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