Publisher Spotlight: MacLehose Press

  “Was your book originally written in English? If so, we regret that we may not be the best publisher for you.” So begins the courteously-written online FAQS section of MacLehose Press, the English-language translation imprint of Quercus Books. This little publisher has good reason to remain direct, as they rarely accept original English-language works. Instead, … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: MacLehose Press

Publisher Spotlight: Ugly Duckling Presse

Three Percent announced the shortlists for 2018’s Best Translated Book Awards this week, officially revealing all finalists in poetry and fiction categories. Since its inception in 2008, the BTBA has aimed to showcase “a blend of contemporary writers and modern classics, of writers from cultures around the world”, and this year is no exception. The … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Ugly Duckling Presse

Publisher Spotlight: Lavender Ink + Diálogos

  When I think of Lavender Ink, I immediately think of two things: poetry and New Orleans. Since its inception, Lavender Ink has been a supporter of poets in and around the Big Easy. In fact, the press co-created (and continues to co-host) the New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, an international poetry … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Lavender Ink + Diálogos

Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publications

  Are you ready to explore the genre-rich world of Glagoslav Publications? (And when I say genre-rich, I truly mean it. This publisher of Slavic literature boasts an abundance of specialities, including sci-fi, plays, detective stories, poetry, and historical thrillers. Don’t get me started on their expansive nonfiction catalog.) Based in both the Netherlands and the … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publications

Publisher Spotlight: The American University in Cairo Press + Hoopoe

  This week’s Publisher Spotlight is all about the “leading English-language publisher in Egypt and the Middle East”—The American University in Cairo Press. AUC Press is a predominantly academic publisher that offers titles in twelve main categories, which include ancient Egypt, Islam and Coptic Studies, Middle Eastern art, and Arabic language learning, among other genres. … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: The American University in Cairo Press + Hoopoe

Publisher Spotlight: City Lights

  National Poetry Month is in full swing, and it wouldn’t be a proper celebration at Publisher’s Spotlight without recognizing the revolutionary publisher City Lights. Though the San Francisco indie continues to produce provocative fiction, children’s titles (such as Rad American Women A-Z), travel writing, essay collections, literature in translation, and radical works from many … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: City Lights

Publisher Spotlight: Talonbooks

I was introduced to Talonbooks via the Governor General’s Awards some years back, though it was hardly Talon’s first time being recognized at the prestigious awards ceremony. The Canadian publisher has a four-decades-long history of book awards to their name, and when you read their catalog, it’s easy to see why. Talonbooks has been a … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Talonbooks

Publisher Spotlight: Wave Books

When I think of the word “contemporary” in relation to poetry, I immediately think of Wave Books. This indie publisher rises above the rest in terms of aesthetics. Their font-first cover art has become so characteristic of the press that one can walk into the poetry section of a bookstore and immediately recognize the careful … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Wave Books

Publisher Spotlight: Akashic Books

  A few years back, I was introduced to Akashic Books, the provocative Brooklyn indie with a taste for urban and political literature. Like many, I found them after they published Go the Fuck to Sleep, the hilariously subversive and now infamous children’s book. It didn’t take long for me to recognize Akashic as a trailblazer … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Akashic Books

Publisher Spotlight: Seagull Books

  I had an absolutely awful time choosing just one book to feature from Seagull Books’ forthcoming titles in translation. Not only does this international press seek out stories from a myriad of countries—Hungary, Chile, India, Germany, Italy, among others—but every single cover is consistently stunning. How could I possible decide? Therefore I am flouting … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Seagull Books