Dorothy, a publishing project is dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction, mostly by women. We want to publish books that, whether conventional or un-, are uniquely themselves, that do not lean against preconceived ideas of what is wonderful, but brilliantly and purposefully convince us that they are, themselves, wonderful.
Each fall, the project publishes two new books simultaneously. We try to pair books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions, because a large part of our interest in literature lies in its possibilities, its endless stylistic and formal variety. Dorothy books are available through most major retail channels, but we offer a reduced price on each year’s titles together through this website, to encourage readers to approach them as a dialog. We offer the full list of titles at a reduced price for the same reason.
The project is named for head librarian, author, gardener, animal-and-art-lover, bookmobile-driver, and great-aunt Dorothy Traver, who on each birthday and holiday gave a book with an owl bookplate.
Read more about Dorothy, a publishing project at Paris Review, Kenyon Review, BOMB, Publishers Weekly, St. Louis Magazine and Poets & Writers.
We are unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts at this time. However, if you have or know of a book that you think fits our project, please feel free to send a letter of information and inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org