We are an independent publisher of unusual literature and photography. We began publishing in 2015 and have put out French and Italian lit in translation, surreal Hollywood memoirs, photography monographs, and more. We love the eccentric, the unexpected, the seedy, and the absurd; and decay and dissipation, of course.

You can order our books and gifts directly on our website — we offer free domestic shipping and send Spurl postcards with every order. We also ship internationally.

Booksellers can order our books through Small Press Distribution.

Other than the essay My Suicide, we do not offer e-books. That’s because our printed books look so great, we want you to have them, lend them, and be able to destroy them when they offend your sensibilities. Just look for the thick black lines framing our covers! Our blog features even more wonderful writing and photography from artists, translators, and writers whose work we follow and admire.

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spurlcontact@gmail.com / P. O. Box 221546, Sacramento, California 95822

Submissions are currently closed. When we re-open for submissions, we will be seeking: • Fiction and literary non-fiction, including translations. E-mail the first 20 pages of your manuscript, or a short piece to be considered for the blog (700–3,000 words), as a PDF attachment to the address below. We do not publish poetry. Manuscripts should be between 25,000–85,000 words. • E-mail: spurlcontact@gmail.com • Thank you!