Livingston Press


Type Of Organization
Press
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
We are especially interested in form as it affects fiction. For examples linked stories, novels in verse.

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
yes
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Joe Taylor
Contact Title
Director
Contact Email
Publishes
fiction
Representative Authors
Suzanne Hudson, Tom Abrams, Corey Mesler
Submissions Policy
Send only in June, except for Tartt Award entries. If familiar with our line, send entire work; otherwise, send 30 pages. You may send file as a Word attachment.
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
From 6 / 1 - 7 / 4
Reporting Time
3 - 8 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Contests
Tartt First fiction Award for story collections by an author who has yet to publish such. See web site for contest guidelines
Number Of Paid Staff
4
Number Of Unpaid Staff
5
Year Founded
1982
Distributors
Small Press Distribution
Wholesalers
Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Blackwell, Yankee
ISBN Number
1-931982, 1-60489
Number Of Books Published Per Year
8
Titles In Print
125
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
80
Hardcover
20
Paperback
80
Average Price Per Book
$16
Average Price Per E-Book
4.95
Name
Joe Taylor
Title
Director
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Previous experience with Swallow's Tale Press and Sun Dog Magazine.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Other than myself, the staff consists basically students, who design and typeset many of the books, proofread, maintain the website, and ship orders.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep matters brief, let me know if you see a similarity in your work and something we have published, and give a brief summary of your latest publications.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
I read all incoming work, for as long as it holds my interest.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Individual voice is my primary concern. I am fairly eclectic in my likes, otherwise.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Polish your work.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I typically fall in love with works sent on first read, so all the books I publish become a favorite discovery.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone who would rather read than watch TV.

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