Oberlin College Press
Oberlin College Press
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Oberlin College Press is a nonprofit literary press based at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The overall goal of the press, staffed mostly by poets who volunteer their time and student interns who wish to learn about all aspects of publishing, is to produce a periodical of high standing and notable integrity, along with books of superlative quality, with respect to design as well as literary excellence and originality. At the same time, the press strives for affordability and wide availability, keeping its publications i! n print and reasonably priced.
Oberlin College Press publishes books devoted in various ways to the art of poetry: * The FIELD Translation Series, begun in 1978, makes available the most exceptional of foreign writers to an English-speaking audience through the work of unusually gifted translators. * The FIELD Poetry Series, funded in part by an annual contest, features the work of new poets as well as, from time to time, the selected work of more established poets (e.g. Russell Edson, Franz Wright, Marianne Boruch). * FIELD Editions are occasionally produced anthologies: of poetry, of essays addressed to poetics, or of works of a specific genre, such as magical realist fiction and the prose poem.
Information on Suggestions on Submitting: Manuscripts are considered for the FIELD Poetry Series only by invitation, or through entering the annual FIELD Poetry Prize competition (see website). Book-length manuscripts of poetry in translation will be considered year-round for the FIELD Translation Series. Please send sample poems and a letter of inquiry describing the work and indicating that you have the author’s permission, where appropriate, to seek publication for your translations. Address your inquiry to David Young, Oberlin College Press, 50 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for response.
Editor: David Young, David Walker, Martha Collins
Mailing Address: 50 N. Professor St. Oberlin, OH 44074
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Year Founded: 1969
Online Submissions? Yes