Many Names Press

Type Of Organization
(831) 278-7019
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Many Names Press believes in the power of published literature to establish democracy and earth-awareness, and to: foster respect and tolerance for the different, the women & children everywhere; overcome injustice & warring minds, develop work parity and social equality, enable cultural diversity, and support, nurture & protect this world for all beings.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Kate Hitt
Contact Title
Publisher/Editor/Director, Digital & Print Services
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
Representative Authors
Becky Taylor, Dena Taylor, Louise Grassi Whitney
Submissions Policy
Many Names Press does not solicit manuscripts; we are too small a press to read all of them. Email a one-page synopsis with your best example of your poetry/writing and a bio/resume/vita if you enjoy collaboration, have some start-up project funding (for marketing,) and desire the ability to develop with us a solid marketing plan for your project.
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
01 - 06 months
Author Payments
royalties, cash
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Year Founded
IngramSpark, Many Names Press
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Kate Hitt
Owner-Operator, Many Names Press
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
In 1996 two Santa Cruz CA poets knew I was a poet, a book artist, and an offset & letterpress printer with my own shop. I printed and published their books and that is how I began. Then I learned QuarkXpress and the rest is history.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
I begin with new projects by collaborating with my authors, producing, enabling distribution and marketing books: 15% Editing, 70% Digital imaging (layout & design of books), 10% Book Production through IngramSpark (paperwork), 5% marketing.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
IngramSpark has saved my publishing house.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Prior to submitting, I usually approach the poet/writer to see if they like my system of publishing. The onus is upon my authors to fully market and sell their book, but I provide the knowledge and consultation time for their success. Many have!
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
The kind of writing I would like to read, maturity, artistic, wise and helpful.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
SUBMIT 3 COPIES OF SAMPLE book or poem pages: double spaced, 1" margins all around, 8.5x11 single sided, Times Roman type. SAME FILE 3 WAYS: 1 as PDF, 1 as Word (or pages) to [email protected] USPS-mail 1 hardcopy, with optional disk/drive.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I published Louise Grassi Whitney at her bequest at a birthday party. I decided to publish her autistic son Eli Whitney's unique poems, "Speaking for the Unspeakable". Neither use a computer, I scanned to OCR the copies of their poems.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
A lover of fine literature, lovers of books, seekers of truth.