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    The Overlook Press

    Does anyone have experience with Overlook Press? I am starting to look more closely at small presses and came across this one. Any thoughts or info appreciated. Thanks.

    http://www.overlookpress.com

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    I've reviewed a number of Overlook's books, and have been impressed with them all. Overlook has an eclectic and interesting list, and appears to do a good job with marketing and distribution. It's had some very successful books. IMO, it's a great indie press; I'd be happy to publish there.

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    Something's wonky with their website, though. All I get is that annoying Internet Explorer cannot display web page message... grr...
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    The website is opening just fine for me.

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    Well, I can't get to it.
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    It opened for me, but found no submission link or FAQ. I would like to ck out what genre they except.
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    For those who can't open the site, here's what they say about submissions (on the "Contact Us" page:

    Editorial submissions
    Send query letters and submissions to:
    Attn: The Editors
    The Overlook Press
    141 Wooster Street
    New York, NY 10012

    However, if you’d like your work to be considered for publication by The Overlook Press, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. Agents can be found in such literary guides as Literary Marketplace.

    We do not accept query letters and submissions via e-mail.


    Here are the categories given on the "books by category" page of their site:

    architecture / design
    art / photography
    biography / autobiography
    business / current affair
    calligraphy
    children's books
    cookbooks
    fantasy / science fiction
    fashion
    fiction / literature

    film / drama
    gardening / horticulture
    gay and lesbian interest
    health / fitness
    history / military history
    humor
    lifestyle / house and home
    martial arts / sports
    music / popular culture
    mystery / thriller

    new age
    pets
    philosophy / religion
    poetry
    pottery / ceramics
    psychology / self-help
    reference / how-to
    regional interest
    science
    travel

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    Check out the contact us page for submission info. I think they said they only accept from agents
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    It's funny, because one of the books on their front page, "The Lolita Effect" is the title of a novel I wrote like five years ago. Thank god it was terrible and I'll never ever want to work on it again.

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    If I'm not mistaken, isn't this company entirely non-fiction? Do they publish any fiction at all?

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    They publish quite a bit of fiction, including speculative fiction. All the books of theirs I've read and reviewed have been fiction.

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    Thanks, Victoria. I saw 'SF and Fantasy' but wasn't sure of it, since they have extensive wants for non-fiction.

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    Are their any Overlook authors in this forum who can speak to their experience with this press?

    Only agented submissions, I gather. Is that strictly the case? Are they proactive about promoting a book once they accept one for publication? Are they supportive of their first time authors?

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