Many Names Press

Type Of Organization
(831) 278-7019
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Many Names Press believes in the power of published literature to promote democracy and earth-awareness, to foster respect and tolerance for diversity, women & children everywhere, to overcome injustice & warring minds,to develop work parity and social equality, increase culture, 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
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. Mostly publish feminist women poets and fine artists, and some creative non-fiction, especially about the environment and social justice. We are accomplished book designers and have Zoom. 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, copies
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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 poets knew I am poet, book artist and offset & letterpress printer with my own busines. I printed and published their books. I learned QuarkXpress and began doing all the editing, design and production of fine press books.
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. No more stored books with distributors who charge but do nothing to help market my authors. I now have worldwide exposure, at no cost. The author and I still collaborate, and their books can stay in print.
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: well done, unique, mature, artistic, wise and helpful.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
ONLY SUBMIT 2-5 pages only of fiction or poems: double spaced, 1" margins, 8.5x11 single sided, Times Roman font. Digital doc/pdf to: [email protected] USPS to: Kate Hitt, Many Names Press, PO Box 737, Blue Lake, CA 95525
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
I published the poet Louise Grassi Whitney at her bequest at a birthday party. Later, I decided to publish her autistic son Eli Whitney's unique poems, "Speaking for the Unspeakable". Neither use a computer; I scanned to OCR to digitalize the poems.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
A lover of fine literature, lovers of books, women, seekers of truth.