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About Bateau: Letterpress literary magazine publishing poetry, short fiction, playlets, comics, illustration, and mini creative reviews.

Contact Information:

PO Box 1584

Northampton, MA  01061

Email: info[at]bateaupress[dot]org


Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1-5/31 Response time: 1-4 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2006 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $15 Average pages: 100 Sample price (postpaid): $17 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $17 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $32, international postage varies

Publisher’s description: Bateau Press: That Little Letterpress Publisher in Your Mind.

Bateau Press is a letterpress publisher of chapbooks & an annual magazine. We churn out the highest quality, well-designed, environmentally minded package of literature known to man.

Bateau subscribes to no trend but serves to represent as wide a cross-section of contemporary writing as possible. For this reason, readers will most likely love and hate at least something in each issue. We consider this a good thing. To us, it means Bateau is eclectic, open-ended and not mired in a particular strain.

Our standard is excellence. Work in Bateau succeeds because of its individual strengths and ability to move a wide-ranging readership. Craftsmanship and quality are delivered through the contents and its package, reflected in our letterpressed covers. Each issue works out of a mutual gifting and strives to be a kind of art piece.

We run 2 chapbook contest annually: the Boom Poetry Chapbook Contest and the Keel Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest.

Bateau Press uses only 100% post consumer waste recycled paper and soy inks for its publications. Our publications as well are Forest Stewardship Council certified.Our office is run on the renewable energies of hydro and wind power. We use local businesses for our outsourcing. We highly recommend sending us your submissions electronically.

Recent issues:

5.1, 2013. Featured writers include Maria Adelmann, Benny Anderson, Glen Armstrong, Julie Babcock, Caitlin Bailey, Josh Bettinger, Caroline Cabrera, Megan Garr, James Heflin, RIch Ives, Timothy Kercher, Sara Lefsyk, George Looney, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Eliza Rotterman, Leona Sevick, D.E. Steward, Chelsa Whitton, and many more.


last updated 2/4/2013