Black Lawrence Press

Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from German. Founded in 2004 by Colleen Ryor, Black Lawrence became an imprint of Dzanc Books in 2008. In January 2014, we spread our wings and became an independent company in the state of New York. Our books are distributed nationally through Small Press Distribution to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various brick and mortar retailers. We also make our titles available through our website and at various conferences and book fairs. Through our annual contests and open reading periods, we seek innovative, electrifying, and thoroughly intoxicating manuscripts that ensnare themselves in our hearts and minds and won’t let go.


Festival Special

During the month of October, all of our chapbooks are 25% off! Use code CHAPS25 at checkout:  https://blacklawrencepress.com/. Speaking of chapbooks, The Black River Chapbook competition is currently open for submissions: https://blacklawrencepress.submittable.com/submit.