Its release comes after a foray into a genre that SMP has rarely dabbled in. To date, Love and Misadventure has sold around , copies. AMP published a second Leav book, Lullabies , in In addition to strong sales, the publication of Love provided Melville with some market insight.
To add to its small list, AMP then acquired the rights to a spoken-word poet named Clementine von Radics, who has a presence on YouTube, which led AMP to discover the popularity of spoken-word poets performing at colleges. Melville said she was interested in Milk and Honey in part because Kaur had a major following on social media, as well as asuccessful career as a spoken-word poet.
After a slow beginning when AMP first released the book last fall, Milk and Honey began to find a larger readership this January, and demand has built steadily since. Her writing moves them. After publishing one book of poetry in and each, AMP released three in and plans to do 10 in The publisher has discovered a niche audience within the poetry world and continues to tap into it. We will just follow where the audience goes. Subscribers: to set up your digital access click here. To subscribe, click here.
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Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your account please email pw pubservice. New York Rights Fair. More from pw. That means anyone who is published by them serves for 24 months, reading manuscripts, editing future authors, and helping with publication. Plus, if you win an award, you get to serve on a committee! Cave Canem. Just look at all the items under their Programs menu! Pleiades Press. This little press is based at the University of Central Missouri, and they also run a wonderful literary journal, titled just Pleiades.
Surprise us! Tupelo Press. Tupelo publishes poetry books through several highly-respected contests , and they publish some of my favorite authors , including Kazim Ali and Hadara Bar-Nadav. Persea Books. This little press out of New York has been around since and is still owned by the people who founded it.
Unlike many other presses in America, this one publishes international books as well as books from American authors, and also works in translation. As a teacher and editor, I wish more presses would offer these types of resources! Rose Metal Press. So this is a great place to check out if you are doing something unusual in your work.
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You can tell Rose Metal is press is a fun and unusual place, just by looking at some of the titles of their books! Rose Metal accepts submissions through contests and open reading periods, which are posted here. Soft Skull Press. I love that Soft Skull runs a book club , where readers can subscribe and get such benefits as free shipping, discount books, and signed books.
Soft Skull has two open reading periods per year, in April and October. Anhinga Press. Anhinga is a small press out of Florida that takes book submissions through its two prizes: The Robert Dana Prize for Poetry and the Philip Levine Prize, both of which are open to all poets. If you live in a northern climate, attending that conference would be a great way to escape the cold weather!
Copper Canyon. This press has a great list of authors, including one of my top five favorite poets of all time, W. Merwin, as well as former U. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser. As you probably suspected, Copper Canyon does have a prize , a first book prize, but they also have open submission periods twice a year. Milkweed Editions. Milkweed is dedicated to the idea that reading should be life changing, and they are looking for new voices and experimental writing.
I love that they keep a long list of author events around the country on their website. Milkweed publishes poetry through a combination of contests and open reading periods. Orison Books. Orison is another publisher that focuses on spiritual themes. Founded by editor Luke Hankins , Orison has published some excellent poets during its short tenure, including a book by my friend John Fry, which is forthcoming this year. Their open submission period is in October, and they also run a contest. Ahsahta Press. Make sure you buy a book from their shop before you do. Barrelhouse is a place where writers feel at home, where you want to buy the editors a beer and drink until you start reciting poetry.
Just check out the website to see what I mean — these are the kind of people I want to hang out with, maybe publish a book with! If you have poetry that references pop culture in any way, that would be a good fit with Barrelhouse.
Their literary journal loves nonfiction that talks about pop culture, and they are looking for similar touchstones in their poetry publications. Would you? Virtual Artists Collective. They do a lot of poetry in translation, which means they really like international poetry submissions.
They periodically shift from accepting submissions to going on hiatus, so just check their website to see whether you can submit. Graywolf Press. Graywolf is one of the most prestigious small presses out there, and their authors regularly win major literary awards. One author, Tracy K. Smith, is even the current poet laureate of the U. After having dinner with the author, I can also vouch for the fact that she may be the sweetest, kindest person I have ever met!
Make sure to check the submissions guidelines before sending your work: they only read submissions during certain times of the year. So its either pay to enter or competition or pay to have your submission read. That excludes a great bunch of poets. Great article! Thank you so much for doing the research and including the links. This saves hours! THere are no opportunities for chapbook ot full length collection submissions outside of contests and submission fees. This is invaluable. And yes, small publishers need to survive financially.
A reading fee makes sense to me. Do you accept Brazilian former monastics whose passions were agreeably repressed for 17 years. Then broke. Hi John, the best thing to do would be to get an editing session with my poetry editor , and get feedback on them before sending them out.
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Moon City Press Moon City is a press that feels more like a community rather than just a publisher. Saturnalia Books Saturnalia is a great little press out of Pennsylvania, and they are looking for poets who are trying to explore different types of poetry forms, structures, and styles.
Diode Editions This is a funky and interesting small press, and I just love the cover art on their books! Nightboat Founded by Kazim Ali one of my favorite contemporary poets , Nightboat is publishing high quality, sometimes weird and experimental titles, that are a joy to read. Dzanc Yes, the name of this press may be hard to pronounce, but they sure publish innovative books! Sarabande Books This press out of Louisville, Kentucky holds a special place in my heart because I got my MFA in that town and consider it my literary home.
Trio House Trio House publishes three books of poetry a year, and they are exclusively a poetry press. Pleiades Press This little press is based at the University of Central Missouri, and they also run a wonderful literary journal, titled just Pleiades. Tupelo Press Tupelo publishes poetry books through several highly-respected contests , and they publish some of my favorite authors , including Kazim Ali and Hadara Bar-Nadav.
Persea Books This little press out of New York has been around since and is still owned by the people who founded it.