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Softskull Press

1919 Fifth Street

Berkeley, CA 94710


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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from phyllo
Jul 07, 2021 1:48 pm

Open to unagented submissions till July 20, 2021.
from willwrite4chocolate
Jul 23, 2017 1:50 pm

Go to for sub guidelines. No unagented fiction, but they are accepting nonfiction proposals. Mentions Soft Skull as an imprint.
from willwrite4chocolate
Jan 30, 2017 12:29 pm

From their website 1/30/17 - "We will respond to nonfiction manuscript proposals currently on submission to us by January 1, 2017. Please note that, due to a high volume of queries, we will only be responding to proposals we find of interest."
from flute71
Dec 17, 2012 4:39 pm

@Patrick, After a nudge about my email submission from 7/1, I finally got someone to respond. They told me that per their guidelines, they do not take email submissions. I think they used to... Anyway they asked me to resubmit following their online guidelines.
from flute71
Sep 09, 2012 7:56 am

no response from them after 9 weeks and a question about response times. Closing this one out.

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