Elephant Rock Books is an imprint of the multimedia company Elephant Rock Productions. The company has been producing writing related multimedia for many years. Think of us like Penguin Random House, minus the huge overhead, 60% market share, enormous backlist and German overlords. We publish handsome books, quality fiction and nonfiction that you won't forget.

Jotham Burrello

Publisher Jotham Burrello is an arts entrepreneur—writer, video producer, book publisher, farm hand, New Yorker caption winner, a creative writing instructor at Central Connecticut State, and a resident faculty member at the Yale Summer Writing Conference. Jotham’s writing has appeared in literary journals and the Christian Science Monitor. He has recently published the Writers' e-Handbook.

Amanda Hurley

Amanda Hurley is editor-at-large for ERB YA. Amanda has spent the past five years slinging lit at Tampa's indie bookstore, Inkwood Books, and nothing makes her happier than seeing a kid take a shine to reading. Her YA recommendations have been published in the nationwide IndieNext lists, and she’s a member of the 2013 New Voices Committee of the ABC Children’s' Group at ABA, which seeks out the year's best middle grade and young adult debuts. She's got a quote from The Book Thief tattooed on her forearm, and she has a soft-spot for stories about misfits. She lives with her husband and the obligatory cat in an apartment where, if you squint, you can see the sea.

Anne McPeak

Anne McPeak is our copy editor / wordsmith, but ERB consumes just a sliver of her talent. Anne is the managing editor of the journal A Public Space and a freelance editor with a special focus on literary projects. She has written about books for the Literary Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and Words Without Borders. She lives in Brooklyn.

Mollie Johanson

Graphic designer Mollie Johanson's dreams contain one million shades of color. For over eight years she has patiently listened to Jotham’s ramblings, which she then translates into images to help brand ERB multimedia. She designs all of our advertisements, direct mailings and some books. God bless Mollie :)

Conner Smith

Webmaster Conner Smith arranges our 1s and 0s for the ERB's digital space. He's the youngest member of our team, and thus, fetches the rest of us drinks during company retreats. He currently programs web apps in balmy Minneapolis.

Fisheye Graphic Services

Fisheye Graphic Services has been making books for nearly twenty years in addition to commercial printing and mailing. They handle all ERB printing needs. Their in-house designer works with folks to create a stunning cover and interior layout to fit the style and content of your publication, just check out Biology of Luck. They produce many formats, including trade paperbacks and case bound hardbacks. Email us for more information, samples, and prices at

Grace Glander

Grace Glander is a senior at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kansas. She is an avid reader whose favorite class is English. She is currently a part of the Multimedia Journalism Program at the Center for Advanced Professional Studies. In conjunction with CAPS, she is working with professional blogger Sarah Rhulman. In her free time, she reads, works as a hostess at Fortune Wok, babysits, and hangs out with her friends. She plans on attending the University of Missouri in the fall of 2017 with the hopes of getting into the School of Journalism.

ERB Intern Hall of Fame

(may they all achieve greatness, and then buy us a drink.)

Kaylin Brennan, Brendan Buck, Ashley Nickell, Ben Kramer, Kallie Tenney, Jaime Wong, Sarah Longmore, Gabrielle Whaley, Tyler Margid, Margaret Czepiel, and Julia Appicelli



To request review copies or an author interview or event please contact Emily at Specify your request in the subject line.

To write fan or (love?) letter to an author, please send care of ERB and we’ll forward after removing all items of value. ☺

Elephant Rock Books
PO Box 119
Ashford, CT 06278

U.S. Distribution

ERB books are distributed by Small Press United, a division of IPG. So, really IPG. Contact them directly at 800-888-4741 or their web site, Independent Publishers Group.

Rights Information

For all general rights inquiries, please contact Jotham Burrello at Our foreign rights representatives are listed below.

Karin Schindler
Rights Representative
Caixa Postal 19051
04505-970 Sao Paulo S.P.
Tel: (54) (11) 4788-2992
Fax: (54)(11) 4786-0888

Mr. Oliver Brauer
Agentur Brauer
Schwindstrasse 5 / RGB
80798, Munich
Tel (0) 89-1250965-25
Fax (0) 89-1250965-11

Norbert Uzseka
Rights Manager
Lex Copyright Office
1054 Budapest, Szemere u. 21., Hungary
Phone: +36 1 332 9340

Amy Spangler
Anatolialit Agency
Caferaga Mah.
Leylek Sok.
Tekirdagli Apt. No 18/1
34710 Kadikoy
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel/Fax: 90 216 338 70 93


We’re located in lovely Ashford, a small hamlet nestled in the quiet corner of NE Connecticut, but our reach is vast. Please check our submission page to see if we are seeking manuscripts, and follow guidelines for submissions. We do accept unsolicited manuscripts during open reading periods. Again, check the sub page for reading details. Please don’t send manuscripts outside of our reading period.

Workshops and Book Editing

ERB publisher Jotham Burrello offers writing and publishing coaching/mentoring for writers of fiction, CNF, memoir and book-length material. For an immersive experience check out the Yale Writing Conference. Burrello is a resident faculty member at the YWC.


We’re committed to training the next generation of book publishers. We accept student interns earning college credit on a rotating basis. Interns do NOT need to be Connecticut based. Send cover letter stating why intern at ERB, your experience, course of study and where you see yourself in five years, with a current resume. Email to publisher’s attention at

Deadlines for internship applications.

Fall - June 1
Spring - November 1
Summer - April 1

Course Adoption

Great idea! Please fax your examination and desk copy requests on letterhead to 860-477-0845. Our authors are happy to visit classes and or skype with students. If you have a crazy idea to get our authors involved with your students send it along.


We like video clips of authors and publishers discussing the art and commerce of the writing life. Please check out our vimeo channel. If you’d like to collaborate on a writerly video project, send a proposal to the publisher.


Submission for Sheehan YA Book Prize open May 2017. General fiction and nonfiction submissions are closed at this time.