Graywolf Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
Autobiography/Memoir, LGBT, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Vijay Seshadri, Percival Everett, Tracy K. Smith, Tony Hoagland, Claudia Rankine, Benjamin Percy, Sven Birkerts, Per Petterson, Linda Gregg, Tiphanie Yanique, Leslie Jamison, Ander Monson, J. Robert Lennon, Robert Boswell, Alyson Hagy, Mary Jo Bang, Kevin Barry, Geoff Dyer, Deborah Baker, Josh Cohen, J. Robert Lennon, Steve Stern

Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Titles per Year: 
Greater than 20
Distributors: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan
Editorial Focus: 

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of contemporary American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that diverse voices can be heard in a crowded marketplace.

Tips From the Editor: 

Graywolf Press is a literary press that publishes about thirty books annually, mostly collections of poetry, memoir, essays, novels, and short stories. Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combines a distinct voice with a distinct vision.

Contact Information
250 Third Avenue North
Suite 600
City: 
Minneapolis,
State: 
Minnesota
Zip / Postal Code: 
55401
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: May 19, 2014

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

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Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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