Contact & Inquiries
Small Press Traffic
Literary Arts Center at CCAC
1111 -- 8th Street
San Francisco, California 94107
FAQ -- answers to the questions we're most often asked
We are not a publisher. Please don't send us manuscripts or anything else to consider for publication; SPT cannot accept responsibility for unsolicited material. We recommend researching your options for potential publishers of your work via the Small Press Distribution catalog. Two hints: read magazines before submitting work to them and read around a publisher's list before approaching them. Does the work published in these forums have any relation to your own? Research saves everyone time and effort.
We no longer have a bookstore. If you are interested in shopping for small press books and magazines, we applaud you, and recommend Modern Times, Green Apple, and City Lights in San Francisco, Moe's, Pegasus, and Cody's in Berkeley, Walden Pond, Mama Bears, and Diesel Books in Oakland, and Small Press Distribution. We encourage you to support your local independent bookseller; without independent booksellers and publishers, independent writers and readers would be very hard-pressed to find each other.
We welcome donations to our archive; these should be new books and magazines from independent presses. If you have older independent publications, please query us as to our needs. We are not particularly interested in self-published material, unless it is both truly outstanding and bears some relationship to the writing we promote. (See our author index and other materials on this site.)
We welcome review copies of new books, and will consider all such for review in Traffic.
If you are interested in writing reviews for Traffic, please be familiar with at least several issues of same, and query us at the above email address. We do not accept unsolicited writing for Traffic.
In general we find the writers we invite to read in our series via their writing's appearances in periodicals (see our links page for some of the magazines we follow), their books, seeing them read somewhere else, or a recommendation from a publisher whose editorial eye we find interesting and provocative.
Certainly all are welcome to send new books, query letters, etc. to catch our attention. Again, our recommendation is to do your research before approaching publishers or, in this case, venues. Most of us involved with SPT are writers ourselves, so we certainly understand how hard it is to get started, and keep going. We do, however, expect the courtesy of your researching and becoming familiar with our programming vision, before approaching us.
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