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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    The Permanent Press

    Has anyone here worked with The Permanent Press? Or know anything else about them? Thanks!

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    Permanent Press asked for 2 chapters in response to my NF query and said if they wanted more, they'd be in touch.

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Did you hear back from them? Does anyone have any other information about The Permanent Press? My google searches pull up a lot of information about doing laundry.

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    The Permanent Press

    Even though they're mentioned in another thread, I thought it would be good for them to have their own thread for easy reference. Does anyone know anything about The Permanent Press?

    http://www.thepermanentpress.com/

    Thanks!

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    It looks like a one-person operation, but legit as far as I can tell.

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    Are their books easily found in book stores, especially the big ones?

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    I've bought copies of their books at indie bookstores. I don't know that you're going to find a lot of books from small/independent presses at the bigger stores (whatever ones might be left in your area). Distribution will always be a problem there. That being said, the Permanent Press has an excellent reputation for publishing good books, even if they aren't blockbusters (and most books aren't). Good article on them from the NYTimes (from a few years ago).

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    Thanks for the article, Sushi. It's nice to get this glimpse, and know they're still at it these years later.

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    I'm published with The Permanent Press. It's run by Martin and Judith Shepard, who are a class act all the way. They're on the MWA and ITW approved lists, pay an advance, are generous with subsidiary rights and royalties, and are extremely supportive of their writers. I've never heard of a small press that did as much or was as respected. On the strength of their reputation, the first book in my private detective series was reviewed by Booklist, PW, Library Journal, and Kirkus and was reviewed in Mystery Scene and Suspense magazines. They've garnered a ton of awards over the years; in fact, one of the 2011 authors, Len Rosen, was recently shortlisted for the Edgar award. (We don't know yet if he'll win it, but he did write a terrific book.)

    I can't say enough good things about The Permanent Press and the Shepards.
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    It's so good to read this, Jaden. Thanks! I've just been asked for a full ms, so fingers crossed.

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    Note that Jaden's statement was from nearly four years ago. A lot may have changed in the ensuing years, so I wouldn't take what he's saying as a ringing endorsement for what's going on now.

    That said, congratulations on the full request!

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    It's a little surprising that they only accept snail mail submissions and neither log nor track them.
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