aunt lute books
P.O. Box 410687
San Francisco, CA 94141
The Aunt Lute Foundation is a multicultural women’s press. The priority of our staff is to publish work by women not traditionally served by mainstream publishers, particularly works by women of color. Our editing process is necessarily sensitive to the perspectives/voices/truths of the women with whom we work.
We seek manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction, by women from a variety cultures, ethnic backgrounds and subcultures; women who are self-aware and who, in the face of all contradictory evidence, are still hopeful that the world can reserve a place of respect for each woman in it. We seek work that explores the specificities of the worlds from which we come and examines the intersections of the borders that we all inhabit.
Currently, we only accept poetry if it is submitted as part of a larger body of work or an edited anthology. We generally do not consider, given our particular readership, works about therapy or self-help.
If you wish to submit your manuscript, please send a cover letter, synopsis, a table of contents and two sample chapters of your work (or approximately 50 pages) to: Aunt Lute Books, Attn. Acquisitions Editor, P.O. Box 410687, San Francisco, CA 94141. Do not staple any pages, and make sure that each page is numbered and has your name at the top. Remember, do not send your only copy of anything!
If you would like to have your manuscript returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient postage (please no postcards). Manuscripts that are not received with a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. Please do not send manuscripts by certified mail or return receipt requested. We do not accept emailed submissions.
We also need to know if you have submitted your work to other publishers. Please notify us immediately if another publisher begins to give the manuscript serious attention.
Please allow at least three months to review the manuscript. While we make an effort to read all work carefully, our ability to respond with detailed criticism will vary according to our current workload and staff availability.
We encourage you to consult our catalog to get a sense of the areas in which we publish and the audiences we currently serve.
Rights and Permissions
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To obtain a desk copy of a book you are using for a class, you may either email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 415.826.8300. Please include information about the class you are teaching, including the course name, the department, and the expected enrollment in the course.
While we do not generally send out free exam copies of our books, we will usually send out copies at greatly reduced rates (to cover shipping and printing costs) to college and university instructors. Please email us at email@example.com if you’d like to request an examination copy.
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