The Literary House Press
As the publishing arm of The Rose O’Neill Literary House, the Literary House Press strives to connect Washington College with the larger literary world. Every other year, the Literary House Press publishes one book by a writer of national reputation who has ties to the state of Maryland. Our books are printed in limited editions, using a combination of new technologies and letterpress.
Manuscripts are read by invitation only.
LITERARY HOUSE PRESS INTERNSHIP
This is a non-credit-bearing, paid internship that runs during the spring semester. The Press Intern assists with sales and marketing, as well as with special printing projects. During the annual AWP Conference, the Press Intern acts as one of the public faces of The Rose O’Neill Literary House, educating conference-goers on our tradition of fine letterpress pieces and attending panels and readings. For more information on this internship, please visit our Work-Study and Internships page.
In autumn 2013, we will publish limited-run letterpress and paperback editions of a new poetry chapbook by Mary Jo Salter.
During our 2012-2013 academic calendar, we will print letterpress broadsides to commemorate readings by fiction writer Dylan Landis, poet Idra Novey, and memoirist Anthony Swofford. As part of a collaboration with Plougshares, the nationally recognized and prize-winning literary journal, the Literary House Press will publish a special letterpress broadside featuring poet Beth Bachmann to commemorate the 2013 AWP Conference in Boston.
The Literary House Press publishes an annual series of broadsides featuring the work of visiting writers. Previous broadsides have featured the work of Daniel Handler, Ted Kooser, Jane Smiley, and Natasha Trethewey, among others. Copies of available broadsides may be purchased by contacting Owen Bailey:
The Literary House Press releases a new limited-edition letterpress book, every two to three years. One of our most recent book publications was a hand-printed edition of Browsing, by John Barth. Copies of Browsing are still available for purchase and may be ordered by contacting Owen Bailey:
- Browsing (letterpress edition, John Barth, $175)
- Browsing (paperback edition, John Barth, $9.95)
Another of our books, Beanball, by Ron Carlson was a collaboration with One Story magazine, which first featured Carlson’s story in its 100th issue. Each of the one hundred copies was numbered and signed by the author.
The back-inventory of the Literary House Press includes titles on the history and culture of the Eastern Shore of Maryland:
Domestic shipping for Media Mail is $5 for the first item plus $1 for each additional item. Overnight is $15 for the first item plus $2 for each additional item. 2-day air is $12 for the first item plus $1 for each additional item. International shipping by special request.
Jehanne Dubrow, series editor
Lindsay Lusby, assistant editor
Owen Bailey, sales representative
The Literary House Press is located at The Rose O’Neill Literary House, Washington
College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620.
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