Alternative Book Press

Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Serialized Fiction, War, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Pop Culture, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Aaron Grunn, AR Shane, Frank Rushton, Fanto Frunze, Alex Motyl

Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Formats: 
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
American Booksellers Association
Editorial Focus: 

Alternative Book Press is a new publishing company established in October 2012 by Columbia University and Cornell University graduates with the following aim in view: To identify and publish genuine, pathbreaking works reflecting alternative viewpoints far away from the huge volumes of matter in publishing today. Works that stand out. Works that are not written primarily from the point of view of sales, but rather works that will be seen 50 or 100 years from now as of lasting import.

Tips From the Editor: 

400 word synopsis and no more than 5 pages of manuscript

Contact Information
Nelson Lowhim, Editor
2 Timber Lane Suite 301
City: 
Marlboro,
State: 
New Jersey
Zip / Postal Code: 
07746
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: July 14, 2014

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