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Persea Books

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
W.W. Norton & Company
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Nature/Environmental, Political, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Paul Celan, Laura Cronk, Nazim Hikmet, Marie Howe, Meg Kearney, Dylan Landis, Earl Lovelace, Randall Mann, Shane McCrae, Pablo Medina, Patrick Rosal, Gary Soto, Sydney Wade, Michael White, Caki Wilkinson

Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 

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 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.

Because of the high volume of electronic submissions, we do not respond unless interested.

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: March 17, 2016

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