Ugly Duckling Presse

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal Poetry, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Translation, Visual Poetry
Representative Authors: 
Lewis Warsh, Simone White, Constance De Jong, Basie Allen, Tammy Nguyen, Natalee Cruz,  Anne Boyer, Cecilia Vicuña, N.H. Pritchard, Alejandra Pizarnik, & more.
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, 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: 
Greater than 20
Asterism Books (all titles including chapbooks), Artbook | D.A.P. (for art-related titles), Inpress Books (for UK orders). We also distribute our titles directly out of the UDP studio. Order on our website:

Editorial Focus

Ugly Duckling Presse is a mission-driven small press that publishes poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.

Contact Information

Ugly Duckling Presse, No Title
The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Last updated: Sep 11, 2023