General & Editorial

Our offices are located at:

New Directions Publishing 80 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Contact: 212-255-0230

Unfortunately, we cannot give out authors’ email or postal addresses. However, you can always contact New Directions authors by mailing a letter to [Author’s Name] c/o New Directions at the address given above.


New Directions bundles and New Classics Club books are shipped via media mail. Due to the current strain on USPS, orders will take longer than usual. After placing an order or joining the New Classics Club on the ND Shop page, you will receive a receipt of payment. You will not receive an additional email with tracking. We thank you for your understanding and patience as you await your order. We do not currently ship outside of the US.

If there is a problem with your order, contact: []().


To request advance or review copies of any of our titles, please include:

  • Your affiliation/s
  • Online links to your work (if not available please send a short bio)
  • Your complete mailing address, and if you would prefer a physical or e-galley (Please note: it is prohibitively expensive to send galleys internationally)

We try to fulfill these requests as quickly as possible, and will let you know if we have any questions. Please send complete requests.

We appreciate an email with the a link or copy once your review or interview is published.

All media inquiries should also be made through our publicity department. Please do not direct generic requests, academic requests, or send resumes to the publicity email.

Advertising and promotional emails will go to spam.

Publicity Co-Directors: Mieke Chew & Brittany Dennison



New Directions’ books are distributed by W. W. Norton & Company. Please contact Norton directly for all orders.

U.S. Booksellers: To set up an account, please contact the W.W. Norton warehouse at 1800-233-4830.

International Booksellers: Please refer to W.W.Norton’s list of international representatives.


New Directions books are protected under copyright law. For permission to reprint or otherwise use copyrighted material, please read the following directions carefully and submit your request by email to

Please include all of the following information in your permissions request, in the following format:





Chapter or poem title, if relevant:

Page number(s) of excerpt:

Number of lines, if poetry:

Number of words, if prose:



Edition no.:




Publication date:

Print run for each format (print/ebook/audio):*

Price for each format (print/ebook/audio):

Sales territory:

Page count:

Return physical mailing address:

Phone number:

*Please break down print formats by hardcover, paperback, etc. For digital formats or self-publishing/Print On Demand projects, please state the number of users and/or copies to be authorized over a 10-year period.

Please include a brief description of your book, and attach an image of the text of our selection as it will be used.

Due to the high volume of permissions correspondence we receive, it will take approximately two months for us to respond to your request. Requests with complete information will be answered first. Follow-up emails are discouraged: we review requests in the order that they are received. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis. In most cases, a permission fee will be charged.

Desk & Examination Copies

When requesting a desk copy please submit — from an official university email account, and in the body of the email — the name of the professor, course name, and expected enrollment, as well as the title, author, and 13-digit ISBN of book you would like a copy of. Allow up to three weeks for these requests to be processed. Your request should be proportionate with your class size.

No attachments, please.

Please submit your requests to

  • Desk Copies CANNOT be sent directly to a professor’s home.


Our Policy Regarding Unsolicited Manuscripts:

New Directions can no longer accept unsolicited manuscripts. We simply do not have the resources to properly assess the enormous amount of work submitted to us. New Directions is understaffed and we need all our resources to continue to publish books. We wish we could manage to read all the unsolicited manuscripts with the care that they deserve, but we cannot. We will make an effort to answer all brief queries, but please bear with us as we try to respond.


*You must include the words “New Directions” in the subject line of your email. Emails that do not include these words in the subject line may be blocked by our junk mail filters.


There are currently no open positions at New Directions.


New Directions offers part-time internships in our Manhattan office. Internships last three to five months and require a two or three 10am-5pm day per week commitment. We accept applications for the spring term (February-May) until January, for the summer term (June-September) until May, and the autumn term (October-January) until August. In your cover letter please clearly indicate your available start and end dates. The internship pays $25 per day for lunch and daily travel expenses.

Duties consist primarily of office work: answering phones, sorting and sending mail, copying, filing, and organizing. On occasion, some editorial and publicity work may be involved, but applicants should bear in mind that most of the chores tend to the clerical. Previous office experience and fluency in Adobe is preferred but not mandatory.

To apply: Send a cover letter stating your interest in New Directions, along with your resume, to Please include your name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.