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Persea Books

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Distributors: 
W.W. Norton & Company
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 

Paul Celan, Nazim Hikmet, Marie Howe, Pablo Medina, Dylan Landis, Caki Wilkinson, Randall Mann, Elizabeth Jolley, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Patrick Rosal, Meg Kearney, Laura Cronk, Sydney Wade

Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes

Editorial Focus

PERSEA BOOKS is an independent, literary publishing house founded in 1975 by Michael Braziller and Karen Braziller, who still own and direct the company.

Over the past decades, Persea has produced hundreds of engaging and consequential books. The aim of the press is to publish works that endure by meeting high standards of literary merit and relevance. We have often taken on important books other publishers have overlooked, or have made significant discoveries and rediscoveries, whether of a single work or writer's entire oeuvre.

Tips From the Editor

Submissions queries should include a cover letter, author background and publication history, a detailed synopsis of the proposed work, and a sample chapter. Please indicate if the work is simultaneously submitted. If you would like your manuscript returned to you, please enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage; otherwise, we will recycle it.

At this time, due to our committment to the poets we already publish, we are limited in our ability to add new collections of poetry. For those who qualify, entry in our annual contests, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, is an alternative means of submitting your poetry to Persea.

Contact Information

277 Broadway
Suite 708
New York, NY 10007

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Last updated: January 6, 2014

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