Black Scat Books

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Erotica, Experimental, Humor, Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Alphonse Allais, Tom Whalen, Opal Louis Nations, Alain Arias-Misson, Balzac, Richard Kostelanetz, Terry Southern, Samantha Memi, Suzanne Burns, Yuriy Tarnawsky
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20

Editorial Focus

Black Scat Books is a small, independent, not-for-profit press dedicated to publishing sublime art and literature, i.e. eccentric art and obscure texts, absurdist fiction, experimental visions, and works in translation. Their innovative Absurdist Texts & Documents series features works designed to disrupt, disorient, and smash boundaries—academic, cultural, literary, and philosophical. They are particularly interested in translations of works by French avant-garde writers.

Tips From the Editor

Most of the queries we receive come from people who have clearly never read our books. Do not send a query without being familiar with the authors and artists we publish, i.e. read our books.

Contact Information

Norman Conquest, Editor and Publisher
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Last updated: Mar 22, 2024