We are open to publishing several varieties of literary titles, from any author who is familiar with our aesthetic and who has supported our efforts as a customer or subscriber. Although we will consider any project proposed to us in a standard query letter, we are especially interested in seeing manuscripts in the following categories:
Plays in English translation, for the Pusteblume drama series. Please include in your query letter details about your rights to publish the work in translation and contact information for the current rightsholder, as well as an account of other translations of the text, whether they are in print or not.
Monograph- or book-length works of academic or critical scholarship, for Botolph Books. Please include a letter in which you describe the way you envision this book being used by scholars, students, and common readers, as well as the usual pitch information.
Literary texts, recent or historical, translated from languages of the Middle East -- Urdu, Persian, Arabic, etc. Please include in your query letter details about your rights to publish the work in translation and contact information for the current rightsholder, as well as an account of other translations of the text, whether they are in print or not.
First collections, by poets with a relationship to Boston, for our Boston Poets series. Please include a letter of introduction including an introduction to your aesthetic, description of your manuscript, and any previous editorial or critical response to poems published by little magazines.
Collections of short fiction. Please submit only one sample story with your query letter.
Reprints of out-of-print literary titles. Please include in your proposal a statement of your relationship to the text or author.
For submissions in any of the above categories, letters and manuscripts may be sent by email attachment to our email address, or by post to 95 Melville Avenue, Boston Mass. 02124. Authors wishing to query for projects which aren't included in any of the above categories, are welcome to query.
All manuscript submissions must be accompanied by proof of purchase of at least two Pen & Anvil publications, or they will be discarded without consideration.