As some of you might have heard at Residency, I have taken over as editor of ROUNDABOUT PRESS, the literary press founded by its current publisher Dan Pope. My friend and colleague, Cara Petitti, has also joined the staff as managing editor. Together, Cara and I have re-launched ROUNDABOUT in a new direction–to publish quality fiction at the edges of conventional literature.
We have a new site and have been filling our upcoming catalogue with new fiction by authors willing to experiment with the written word.
On the site, you’ll see the books we’ve published in the past, which are still available for purchase. As the new books roll off the press, they will appear for sale there alongside our backlist, as well as in internet and real-world bookstores. We encourage you to purchase directly through us to better help keep us running and able to produce physical books of the highest quality, books that offer a rewarding aesthetic experience for our authors and our readers.
What we need now is a team of writers to cover the underbelly of the literary scene for Uncommon Sense, our blog for topics at the fringe. That means digging into the past and wading in the currents of contemporary literature to find things less exposed to the mainstream.
To apply, send a brief cover letter describing your literary interests and why you’re a good fit. Also, please include a sample post (500 words max) to demonstrate the direction and quality of your work. Send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Uncommon Sense” in the subject line. Since our operating budget is quite low right now, we can pay only in dedicated editorial support and promotion of your work.
Also, in the future we will need interns to work as manuscript readers and social media specialists. Stay tuned for more on this.
Again, the hardiest welcomes from the gang here at Roundabout Press!