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

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


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If you would like to invite one of authors to appear at your library, bookshop, or other venue, we ask that you please fill out this short form. Responses to all questions are required.


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, independent 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. Authors and illustrators, 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.