Madrona Books


Type Of Organization
Press
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Madrona Books is an independent publisher based in Washington State. Our mission is to connect conscientious readers to the best, most inventive stories they haven’t yet discovered.

Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kevin Breen
Contact Title
Founder, Executive Editor
Publishes
fiction, nonfiction
Submissions Policy
Currently, book-length manuscripts of literary fiction, short stories, memoir, and nonfiction can be sent my email to [email protected]
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 3 months
Author Payments
royalties
Number Of Paid Staff
1
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
2022
Number Of Books Published Per Year
4
Hardcover
5
Paperback
75
Other
20
Average Price Per Book
18.95
Average Price Per E-Book
9.99
Name
Kevin Breen
Title
Founder and Executive Editor, Madrona Books
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I started Madrona Books as a way to connect readers to the kinds of authors I most admire. I started my editorial career at Latah Books in Spokane, and I've also read submissions for places like New England Review and Willow Springs.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Right now, it's a staff of one! But I do see Madrona's growth as a long-term commitment. I'm not sure there will be any DOJ lawsuits over a Madrona/Penguin Random House merger, but we aim to grow large enough to best serve our authors and readers.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
I love books written by people who love the natural world, who tell fun stories, and who are ambitious (in their lives and on the page). But anything with heart, ambition, and/or humor is usually going to win me over. Also, make it polished!

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