Cleis Press is the largest independent sexuality publishing company in the United States. With a focus on LGBTQ, BDSM, romance, and erotic writing for all sexual preferences, Cleis Press books are consistently changing the way people read and think about sexual behavior, culture, and education.


General Contact Info

General Inquiries:


Sales inquiries: 
Sam Sykora, Sales Associate 


Marketing and Publicity inquiries: 
Allyson Fields, Marketing Associate


Mailing Address:
Cleis Press
c/o Start-Publishing
101 Hudson St. 37th Floor, Suite 3705
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (646) 257-4343


Interested in submitting material to Cleis Press? Read our submission guidelines.

Internship Program

Cleis Press is regularly seeking publishing interns to help our dynamic publishing team, now located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Candidates in Public Relations, English, Journalism, Editing or Marketing programs are welcome to apply. Interns should be interested in pursuing a career in publishing, be detail oriented, and and possess good writing skills.


As a publishing intern, you would help with editorial and marketing tasks, such as reviewing manuscripts for submission, proofreading, and working with the sales and marketing staff to promote books and authors through print, electronic and online media as well as special events and readings in the New York area. You will assist with social media and website updates, develop media lists, and assist with press mailings.


The internship is unpaid and candidates must commit to 16 hours per week for a term of 14-16 weeks. College level candidates must register for academic credit internship with their college or university (fall, spring, summer) and provide official documentation on school letterhead confirming this information for acceptance.


Please send resumé and cover letter via email to:

Desk Copies

We gladly offer a complimentary desk copy of any book that has been adopted as a required text for a course and has been placed on order at a bookstore. Please scan and email requests on official school letterhead to:


Desk copies can only be shipped to school mailing addresses. Sorry, we do not accept desk copy requests by phone.


Interested in becoming a reviewer for Cleis Press and/or Viva Editions? Find our blogger and reviewer guidelines here.