Wave Books


Type Of Organization
Press
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong, innovative work in finely crafted trade editions, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry.

Social Media Platforms Used
facebook, twitter, tumblr, instagram
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Heidi Broadhead
Contact Title
Senior Editor
Publishes
essays, fiction, poetry, translation
Recent Awards Received
National Book Award 2020 Pulitzer Prize 2017 Firecracker Award 2017
Representative Authors
Don Mee Choi, Tyehimba Jess, Mary Ruefle
Submissions Policy
We are considering manuscripts and queries in February. Please check our website for the most current information.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Varies n / n - a / a
Reporting Time
na - na weeks
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
5
Year Founded
2000
Distributors
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, Small Press Distribution
Number Of Books Published Per Year
10-12
Titles In Print
120
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
5
Hardcover
10
Paperback
90
Average Price Per Book
$18
Average Price Per E-Book
$18

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