Open Letter Books

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Mercè Rodoreda, Dubravka Ugresic, Alejandro Zambra, Rodrigo Fresán, Quim Monzó, Ha Seong-nan, Can Xue, Marguerite Duras, Sara Mesa, Sergio Chejfec, Georgi Gospodinov
Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

Editorial Focus

Open Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Publishing ten titles in translation each year and running an online literary website called Three Percent, Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, works that we hope will become the classics of tomorrow.

Contact Information

Anthony Blake, Marketing Director
University of Rochester
Dewey Hall 1-219, Box 278968
Rochester, NY 14627
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Last updated: Jan 19, 2023