Contact Us

Email [email protected] to receive our print catalog for both Godine and Black Sparrow Press. All orders placed will be added to our mailing list as well. 

To receive email news and special discounts for both Godine and Black Sparrow Press, click here.

To place an order or if you are having issues with an order, contact [email protected] or (800) 344-4771. For full details, click here.

Accounting and finance is handled through our New Hampshire office:

Godine, Publisher
Post Office Box 450
Jaffrey, New Hampshire 03452
tel: 1-800-344-4771
fax: 1-800-226-0934
e-mail: [email protected]

Due to the international pandemic and our adjusted work-flow, all mail related to editorial, publicity, marketing, and production may be sent, temporarily, to: 

Godine, Publisher
P.O. Box 1682
Biddeford, ME 04005

e-mail: [email protected]

Godine and Black Sparrow titles are represented by the Permissions Company:

Frederick T. Courtright, President
The Permissions Company, LLC

6101 Old Court Road #139
Boca Raton, FL 33433

e-mail: [email protected]

*Please Note: All permissions for the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante are handled by HarperCollins Publishers. More info here


For Individuals & Retailers

Godine welcomes direct orders from individual customers and from book buyers at retail accounts. For full details, click here.


David Allender, da(at)godine(dot)com

Editorial Director
Joshua Bodwell, jbodwell(at)godine(dot)com
   Subsidiary Rights & Publicity Requests

Celia Johnson, celia.johnson(at)godine(dot)com

Finance & Royalties
Leisa Perrotta, leisa(at)godine(dot)com

Operations & Customer Service
Linda Johnson, order(at)godine(dot)com

General Inquires

Submissions Policy

Please note that Godine is a small house and we must be unusually selective as to the books we publish. Anyone wishing to have work considered for publication is advised to contact us through a literary agent or artist’s representative.

Authors and illustrators, please note that Godine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, portfolios, or proposals. Any unsolicited material that is mailed and not accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and return postage will not be returned to the sender. We accept no responsibility for unsolicited materials.

Please do not telephone the office regarding editorial submissions, and please do not send submissions by e-mail.

Contact Information for Freelancers

If you would like to offer your freelance services in copyediting, proofreading, or indexing, please send a cover letter and a resume to the Editorial Director at the Boston address. Please note that we require a minimum of five years editorial experience for consideration.

The majority of our design and production is executed in house, and most of the work we send out of house goes to people who are familiar with our design standards. Designers who would like to be considered for freelance work should send a cover letter and resume with samples of their work to our Editorial Director.