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Otis Books

Otis Books publishes contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, with special interests in translation and writing from and about Los Angeles. MFA Writing students are involved in all aspects of the press’ activities, from selecting and editing manuscripts to designing and typesetting books, managing production, and getting our titles out into the world.

Consult our catalog page and please like us on Facebook for updates. You can purchase our books from Small Press Distribution.

We'll next be reading manuscripts during the month of October 2020. For details, view our Submittable page.

Recently Published


  •   Van G. Garrett, Water Bodies
  •   Renee Ashley, Ruined Traveler

Editorial Director
Guy Bennett

Contributing Editors
Gian Maria Annovi, Norma Cole, Mahtem Shiferraw, David L. Ulin


Jenna Dorian
Sarah Haufrect
Hannah Martin
Chenfan Tao
Alexi Gehring
Julia Zellie

Chair, MFA Writing
Peter Gadol