McPherson & Company


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(845) 331-5807
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
McPherson & Company is an independent literary and arts press. Presently operated in the Hudson Valley, it was founded in 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island. Imprints include Documentext (for art related titles), Recovered Classics (usually forgotten Modernists), and Treacle Press (for works produced between 1974 and 1983). We primarily publish full-length fiction, including translations, and books relating to contemporary culture (visual and performing arts, film, theory).

Social Media Platforms Used
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Bruce McPherson
Contact Title
Publisher
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, translation
Recent Awards Received
National Book Award for Fiction, 2010: Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon; 2012 IPPY Gold & Silver for Literary Fiction (Eugene
Representative Authors
Thomas McEvilley, Jaimy Gordon, Robert Kelly
Submissions Policy
Query first. No unsolicited manuscripts.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
no
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 3 months
Author Payments
royalties
Number Of Paid Staff
1
Year Founded
1974
Distributors
McPherson & Co.
Wholesalers
Central Books (London), Ingram
ISBN Number
0929701- / 0914232- / 162054-
Number Of Books Published Per Year
2 to 5
Titles In Print
120
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
3
Hardcover
40
Paperback
60
Average Price Per Book
$18
Average Price Per E-Book
9.99
Name
Bruce McPherson
Title
Publisher
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I was misinformed.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Feudal.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
No mistakes.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
By lottery.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Either form or content.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Good luck.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Yes, but telling would spoil it.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Siouxie LoPresti of Wewahitchka, Florida.

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