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Press called Bona Fide Books
P.O. Box 550278
1069 Magua Street #4
Tahoe Paradise CA 96150 USA
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, Graphic Novel Content
Bona Fide Books specializes in community-driven non-fiction, e.g., anthologies about specific areas and people. We also look for nervy fiction, and unusual memoirs and guides to modern life. Bona Fide also holds an annual poetry contest.
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Send query with first 20 pages for book-length works or a sampling of shorter works to with “submission” and the title of work in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are sending hard copy, mail to: Bona Fide Books, P.O. Box 550278, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155 If you would like your manuscript returned, include an SASE. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and 12 point Times New Roman or Courier font with standard formatting applied.
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Reporting Time2 8 weeks
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Bona Fide Books awards annually The Melissa Lanitis Gregory Prize for an unpublished collection of poems. The winner will receive publication, ten copies, a $500 cash award, and a reading at Lake Tahoe. Prizes are awarded upon publication. For more information, see below and the website. Call for Manuscripts 48 to 100 pages Accepting submissions June 1 through August 31
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After years editing books for other publishers--and after the death of a friend and our creative relationship--I decided to start an independent press to publish new voices.
It's me, an assistant, and 2 interns. I would be remiss not to mention my crew of local supporters who get the word out about everything we do here.
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