BLACK SCAT BOOKS

Genres Published: 
Fiction
Subgenres:
Erotica, Experimental, Graphic/Illustrated, Humor, Prose Poetry, Literary Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Alphonse Allais; Tom Whalen; Opal Louis Nations; Alain Arias-Misson; Balzac; Richard Kostelanetz; Terry Southern; Samantha Memi; Suzanne Burns; Yuriy Tarnawsky.

Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Novel
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Distributors: 
Amazon; BOOKARTBOOKSHOP (UK) select bookstores in the U.S.
Editorial Focus: 

We are a small, independent, not-for-profit press dedicated to publishing sublime art & literature, i.e., eccentric art & obscure texts, absurdist fiction, experimental visions, and works in translation. Our innovative Absurdist Texts & Documents series features works designed to disrupt, disorient, and smash boundaries—academic, cultural, literary, and philosophical.

Tips From the Editor: 

Most of the queries we receive come from people who have clearly not read our books. Do not send a query without being familiar with the authors and artists we publish, i.e., read our books.

Contact Information
Norman Conquest, Editor & Publisher
930 Central Park Avenue
City: 
Lakeport,
State: 
California
Zip / Postal Code: 
95453
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: October 12, 2014

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