Attempted launch in 2013 by Chris Heiser and Olivia Smith as Ricochet Books, but ran into troubles with a poetry imprint with the same name. Relaunched in 2014 as Unnamed Press. They are based in Los Angeles, and tend to favor foreign writers and genre-defying manuscripts. The founders are both formerly from the Los Angeles Review of Books, where they met and decided to start an independent press.
They list just over 20 published titles at the time this post was written, and are distributed through Publishers Group West. They seem to be averaging about 10 titles a year at their current pace. They are making some deals with literary agents, since I did get some 'dealmaker' hits from Publishers Marketplace that show an agent making a deal with Unnamed Press. A sister imprint, Phoneme Media, is a nonprofit press that focuses on poetry. Another imprint, 'Unzipped' is in the process of being launched this year. That imprint will be digital only, and is geared towards romance titles.
I've done some digging, and they seem to have some good press coverage.
Unnamed Press Creating Home For Contemporary Authors (Publishers Weekly)
Unnamed Press is Making Waves by Defying Genres (Chicago Review of Books)
Talking with the publishers of new L.A.-based Unnamed Press (Los Angeles Times)
LA’s Unnamed Press: Relatable Foreign Fiction, Unlikely Protagonists (Publishing Perspectives)
Chris Heiser, editor and publisher of The Unnamed Press, on the imprint's mission and vision (YouTube)
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So, that's what I have on this publisher. Given that they are relatively new, it's hard to find much about working with them. They don't list much of info about queries or submissions, other than, "Queries and submissions can be addressed to info @ unnamedpress DOT com." The press looks favorable, so they certainly have made a name for themselves. But has anyone else heard of them before? Does anyone know of any complaints or the like?