Publisher’s description: Autumn House Press believes literature is an affirmation of the deep and elemental range of our human experience, and our need for it is as crucial now as it ever has been. The press is committed to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important voices of their generation as well as prominent poets and prose writers of our age. We pledge to edit this work with devotion and care, and to create beautiful books that are worthy of it.
Autumn House Press was launched in 1998 when prominent American publishers, driven by economic concerns, dramatically reduced their poetry lists. As a result, influential contemporary poets were left struggling to find publishers. Today, small presses are now publishing some of the most important work in America and are largely nurturing the great American poetic tradition. We at Autumn House want to make sure that this tradition continues. Since our launch, Autumn House has expanded to publish fiction (2008) and nonfiction titles (2010).
Our books are regularly reviewed in Ploughshares, Brevity, London Grip Review, The Women’s Review of Books, The Jewish Review of Books, and Poets Quarterly. Many of our poems have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, on Garrison Kiellor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry. Our books have won numerous awards over the years, such as Love for Sale and Other Essays by Clifford Thompson, which won the 2013 Whiting Award.