about siglio


What is Siglio?


Siglio is a small, fiercely independent press driven by its feminist ethos and its commitment to writers and artists who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. Siglio books—authored by Joe Brainard, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Karen Green, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson, Jess, Nancy Spero, Cecilia Vicuña, among many others—have received devoted readerships as well as critical accolades from New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, and Bookforum among many others.

Siglio was founded in 2008 in Los Angeles by Lisa Pearson and moved in 2016 to the Hudson River Valley. You can read the Siglio manifesto “On the Small & Contrary,” (originally published in the American Book Review) as well as interviews by Lisa Mecham in The Rumpus, by Steve Heller on IMPRINT, by Thomas Evans (part one and part two) on Artbook.com, and more at The Believer Logger, Essay Daily, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts.

There are new pieces about Siglio in Poets & Writers and the Women’s Review of Books, a video about Siglio at the Los Angeles Review of the Books, and 2016 podcast interviews at Cross-Cultural Poetics with Leonard Schwartz (scroll down for episode #347) and at The How and the Why.


What does “siglio” mean?


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Where can I buy Siglio books?


Siglio trade titles and limited editions are available here on the website. Every order contributes to our fiercely independent mission, so we like to give you a little gift: the current edition of Siglio ephemera to thank you for your support.

Excellent independent, museum, and contemporary art center bookstores across the U.S. as well as abroad stock Siglio books, too. Here’s a list of some of our favorite stores that regularly carry Siglio titles. You can also find your local retailer on the D.A.P. distributor website: www.artbook.com.

Bookstores and other retailers interested in stocking Siglio titles can place an order directly with DAP/Artbook.com by calling 800-338-2665. Email us at publisher (at) sigliopress (dot) com if you’d like to be on our “favorite stores” list.


Would you like to submit work to Siglio?


From June 15 – August 31, we welcome electronic queries only for book-length literary-visual hybrids of various kinds. To learn more about our editorial interests, explore our website, check out our books, and read our guidelines carefully.

Queries submitted outside of our summer reading period or that do not follow our guidelines will not be considered. Queries should be sent only to queries (at) sigliopress (dot) com. Queries sent to another email address or that are received through the post will neither be read nor returned. We have a minute staff to handle a large volume of queries, so we are unable to confirm the receipt of your query or to report on its status. We will contact you within four-six months only if we are interested in soliciting a full submission to consider for publication. We also encourage simultaneous submissions; just let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere and we should pull it from consideration.

We truly appreciate your interest in Siglio and look forward to reading your query.