King Shot Press

Why are you closed to unsolicited manuscript submissions?

We have no staff. King Shot is something that Tiffany and I do after work and on weekends, and there just aren't enough hours to consider everything that comes our way. It's also important that the writers we publish are as good a fit for us as we are for them, and talent is only part of that. Our policy, unfortunately, is to not respond to unsolicited submissions.

Can I become an intern/volunteer for KSP?

No, sorry. We view unpaid internships/labor in for-profit businesses as unethical. We believe all workers deserve fair compensation for their efforts. King Shot Press has remained intern-free since our launch in 2014. We do occasionally use freelancers, however.

What's with Zombie JFK?

Zach Shonkwiler designed our logo, based on a concept by Matthew Revert.

What do ya mean by "radical books"?

Literature that approaches narrative from a parallel center. Writers we publish embody our values, and their work often explores themes of intersectionality, class struggle, stigma, authoritarianism, etc in their storytelling. King Shot publishes fiction and non-fiction that's both anarchic in spirit and innovative in form.

You're an independent publisher. Are your books actually in bookstores?

Yep! You can find King Shot titles in independent stores across the United States such as Powell's City of Books (Portland, OR), Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (Portland, OR), Citrine Bloom (Portland, OR), Browser's Bookshop (Olympia, WA), Left Bank Books (Seattle, WA), Verbatim Books (San Diego, CA), Book Show (Los Angeles, CA), Copperfield's Books (Petaluma, CA), Watermark Books (Wichita, KA), Black Rose Book Distro (St Louis, MO), Bluestockings Books (Manhattan, NY), Come In Llibreria Anglesa (Barcelona, Spain), and others. You can also order KSP titles through your favorite online bookseller, or direct through this website.

What's your connection to Broken River Books?

King Shot Press was originally launched in mid-2014 as an imprint of Broken River Books, and remained so until early-2016, when all of our lives got busier and it just seemed easier to partition the imprints. We're still cool though! And do in fact still collaborate on releases and events. Most recently Unamerica by Cody Goodfellow!


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