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Sator Press is a nonprofit publishing company founded by Ken Baumann in 2009. Its madness: produce and promote challenging literature, and do so slowly and sustainably. Its method: Ken reads, edits, designs, publishes, promotes, sells, and ships its books. Sator Press is dedicated to Barney Rosset, may he rest in endless creative hustle. For a look into the ethics of buying a book from Sator, click here. For a list of indie bookstores that stock independent publishers, click here. (And I've been pronouncing it "say-tor".)


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Salt is for Curing by Sonya Vatomsky

Salt Is For Curing is the lush and haunting full-length debut of Sonya Vatomsky. These poems, structured as an elaborate meal, conjure up a vapor of earthly pains and magical desires; like the most enduring rituals, Vatomsky's poems both intoxicate and ward. A new blood moon in American poetry, Salt Is For Curing is surprising, disturbing, and spookily illuminating. Or: click here for more about the book.

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No Other by Mark Gluth

In a sequence of haunted seasons, Tuesday, Hague, and their mother Karen are pained by the aporia of love and death. With powerfully elemental prose, No Other lays bare the mysterious and emotional fate of a small family. Or: click here for more about the book.

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Confessions from a Dark Wood by Eric Raymond

Meet Nick, a hapless pawn in the world of global capital brand management consultancy. And his girlfriend Sadie Parish, the first domestic suicide bomber. And his boss, emperor of bullshit, Pontius J. LaBar. And PJ's dreaded orangutan. Their story is a hilarious, heartbreaking, painfully smart satire that guides you through the high dollar swamps of modern industry. Or: click here for more about the book.

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The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover by Mark Leidner

A collection of aphorisms and collages by the Southern Buddha of Twitter. Each page of this book has caught me for hours and hours. Read it and be welcomed to the family reunion of Mark's relentlessly beautiful—and lucid, and funny, and fucked up—wisdoms. Or: click here for more about the book.

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The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney by Christopher Higgs

Marvin K. Mooney, the enigmatic philosopher, has vanished. But we're left with his work: wild, confessional, encyclopedic, destructive texts that call into question Marvin's identity. Who is Marvin K. Mooney? And what has Christopher Higgs done with him? Only you, as our reader, can find out. Or: click here for more about the book.

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No Colony Volumes 1–3

No Colony was a paperback literary journal edited by Blake Butler & Ken Baumann. No Colony is dead, but paper copies of its bodies can still be scavenged. Or: click here for more about the journal.



Sator is open to submissions from people who do not self-identify solely as male. If you'd like to submit, email a pdf copy of your full-length manuscript to the email below. Sator's next reading period is June 2016. If you're not interested in any Sator titles, look at these great small and/or independent presses: Tyrant Books, Two Dollar Radio, Caketrain, Calamari Archive, Ink., Ellipsis Press, Wave Books, Blue Square Press, Fence Books, Dorothy, 421 Atlanta, Black Ocean, Magic Helicopter, Solar Luxuriance, Publishing Genius, Curbside Splendor, Penny-Ante Editions, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Lazy Fascist Press, Zone Books, Tiny Hardcore Press, We Heard You Like Books, and Boss Fight Books.