He got up and sat on the edge of the bedstead with his back to the window. “It’s better not to sleep at all,” he decided. There was a cold damp draught from the window, however; without getting up he drew the blanket over him and wrapped himself in it. He was not thinking of anything and did not want to think. But one image rose after another, incoherent scraps of thought without beginning or end passed through his mind. He sank into drowsiness. Perhaps the cold, or the dampness, or the dark, or the wind that howled under the window and tossed the trees roused a sort of persistent craving for the fantastic. He kept dwelling on images of flowers, he fancied a charming flower garden, a bright, warm, almost hot day, a holiday—Trinity day. A fine, sumptuous country cottage in the English taste overgrown with fragrant flowers, with flower beds going round the house; the porch, wreathed in climbers, was surrounded with beds of roses. A light, cool staircase, carpeted with rich rugs, was decorated with rare plants in china pots. He noticed particularly in the windows nosegays of tender, white, heavily fragrant narcissus bending over their bright, green, thick long stalks. He was reluctant to move away from them, but he went up the stairs and came into a large, high drawing-room and again everywhere—at the windows, the doors on to the balcony, and on the balcony itself—were flowers. The floors were strewn with freshly-cut fragrant hay, the windows were open, a fresh, cool, light air came into the room. The birds were chirruping under the window, and in the middle of the room, on a table covered with a white satin shroud, stood a coffin. The coffin was covered with white silk and edged with a thick white frill; wreaths of flowers surrounded it on all sides. Among the flowers lay a girl in a white muslin dress, with her arms crossed and pressed on her bosom, as though carved out of marble. But her loose fair hair was wet; there was a wreath of roses on her head. The stern and already rigid profile of her face looked as though chiselled of marble too, and the smile on her pale lips was full of an immense unchildish misery and sorrowful appeal. Svidrigaïlov knew that girl; there was no holy image, no burning candle beside the coffin; no sound of prayers: the girl had drowned herself. She was only fourteen, but her heart was broken. And she had destroyed herself, crushed by an insult that had appalled and amazed that childish soul, had smirched that angel purity with unmerited disgrace and torn from her a last scream of despair, unheeded and brutally disregarded, on a dark night in the cold and wet while the wind howled

30 Poetry Book Publishers Who Want Your Book

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These poetry book publishers all produce first-rate books, and you don’t need an agent to submit your work.

Since the tastes of poetry editors vary, always make sure you’re familiar with the kinds of books the press publishes before you submit. This will save you so much time!

I suggest purchasing a book or two from the presses that interest you. That will not only help you understand what kind of poetry the press is looking for, it will also demonstrate to the press that you want to support them. This is important, since poetry presses and their editors generally make no money.

Note: most of these are small presses, since large, commercial presses tend not to publish poetry, and on the rare occasions they do, it’s nearly always a poet that’s already famous. In any case, small presses tend to give more individual attention to authors, and they are publishing some amazing poetry!

1. Moon City Press

Moon City is a press that feels more like a community rather than just a publisher.

In addition to publishing books of fiction, poetry, and Missouri-themed books, the press also runs a reading series at Missouri State University and a literary journal.

Authors published by Moon City include Debra Kang Dean, who was one of my graduate school mentors, and Sarah Freligh, whose book “Sad Math” should win an award for one of the best titles ever.

The Moon City poetry award is open for submissions January – May 1, and this award is not a Missouri-themed one. Here’s how to submit.

2. Two Sylvias Press

I love it when a tiny press finds some fame, as Two Sylvias did when their Poetry Tarot made it into Oprah’s “O” magazine. They’ve also published a book of daily poetry prompts which is quite popular.

Two Sylvias offers two contest, their Wilder Series Prize, which is open to women who are older than 50 years of age, and their spring chapbook prize, which is open to all poets. They also, uniquely, run online poetry retreats, for those of us who can’t make it to in-person retreats.

3. Four Way Books

Kevin Prufer is one of my favorite poets, and most of his books have been published by Four Way Books.

You’ll often find this sort of author loyalty among small press publishers, which is another perk! Here’s a great poem from him, the title poem from his book “In a Beautiful Country.”

Four Way Books only reads submissions during certain times of the year, and you can either enter your book for one of their contests or submit during their open reading period.  The submission guidelines are here.

4. 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. They are definitely not looking for commercial literature — they would prefer to challenge the sensibilities and assumptions of the reader.

If you think your poetry might fit these descriptions, get to know them better by reading their blog. My friend Rebecca Lauren is the managing editor, so I can vouch that these are good people doing good work!

Saturnalia currently takes submission only through their poetry prize.

5. Diode Editions

This is a funky and interesting small press, and I just love the cover art on their books! Take a look at a few of these covers:

Gorgeous, aren’t they? If you’re like me, having a beautiful book is high up there on my list when I’m looking for a publisher.

Diode runs both a full-length book contest and a chapbook contest.

6. Steel Toe Books

Disclaimer: my most recent book was published by Steel Toe.

Steel Toe publishes beautiful books, they have a great reputation, and their list contains a variety of wonderful poets, such as Jeannine Hall Gailey, Richard Newman, Richard Carr, and Allison Joseph. Director of the press, Tom Hunley, is a friend and a fabulous poet in his own right. He loves books and Steel Toe is thus a labor of love for him.

Steel Toe reads manuscripts only periodically, so check back here to see when they are open for submissions.

7. Wipf & Stock

Wipf & Stock is an academic publisher that more recently entered the world of poetry publishing. Since doing so, they’ve published a fantastic list of poets. Here are just a few of my favorites: Devon Miller-Duggan, Jeffrey Galbraith (disclaimer: both of these authors hired me to work on their books before they were published by Wipf & Stock), Julie Moore, and Dave Harrity.

The press publishes poetry through their Wipf & Stock line and also through the Poiema Series, run by series editor D.S. Martin. My friend Tania Runyan tells me that Martin’s editing is thorough and insightful, and her book with Wipf & Stock improved significantly because of her work with him.

Wipf & Stock focuses on religious and spiritual themes, so if you have something in that vein, try submitting a proposal.

8. 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. Jonathan Weinert’s book, “In the Mode of Disappearance,” is a dense, intellectual, fascinating book I highly recommend you purchase if you want to submit to Nightboat.

Nightboat publishes poetry only through their contest, at present. Note: most contests include a reading few, which is a common practice for small presses. These fees are generally then used to pay to publish the winning book, since these publishers are typically short on funds.

9. Alice James Books

Alice James is probably best known recently for publishing Kaveh Akbar’s book, “Calling a Wolf a Wolf, “ which has gone on to win numerous awards and become immensely popular. Of course, getting published with Alice James isn’t a guarantee of instant popularity, but they must be doing something right!

The press has a wonderfully diverse list of authors, including many women and poets of color, and publishes a nice mix of established authors and up-and-comers.

Alice James takes submissions through, you guessed it — a contest.

10. BOA Editions

I first encountered BOA Editions when I became obsessed with the work of poet Li-Young Lee. BOA has published three of Lee’s books of poetry, plus a memoir and a book of conversations with the author. All of which I have read. Of course.

If Lee is any example, BOA publishes interesting and unique voices, some of whom go on, like Lee, to become some of the most prominent poets in contemporary American literature. While Lee’s books are now published by big-hitter, W.W. Norton, his start at BOA was noteworthy.

And also, if Lee is any example, BOA publishes people who are weird and interesting, which I discovered from hanging out with Lee at a weekend-long conference recently. My friend Alan Michael Parker also got his start with BOA. So if you think of yourself and your poetry as weird, interesting, and unique, give it a go with BOA!

11. New Issues

Affiliated with Western Michigan University’s stellar creative writing program, I wish I could afford to have a copy of every single book New Issues publishes.

Don’t be put off by the clunky website that appears not to have been redesigned since 2002. New Issues is a highly prestigious press, and they publish some of the best poets in America, in my opinion. The Frame Called Ruin, by Hadara Bar-Nadav, is one of my favorites. Other exceptional poets they publish include: Claire Bateman, Jericho Brown, Susanna Childress, Joan Houlihan, Mark Irwin, and Kerrin McCadden, whose New Issues book won the 2015 Vermont Book Award.

New issues also only publishes through contests as well: The Green Rose Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize.

12. Dzanc

Yes, the name of this press may be hard to pronounce, but they sure publish innovative books!

One unique thing about this press is that they publish e-books as well as traditional format books, and you can buy them right from Dzanc’s website. They also run a creative writing mentorship program, a wonderful literary journal called “The Collagist,” and an international literary program.

So one of the things I love about Dzanc is that it’s not just a book publisher, it’s a community.

Submissions to Dzanc are primarily through contests and competitions.

13. Red Hen Press

Red Hen has published some fabulous books of a mentor of mine from graduate school, Kathleen Driskell.

The press has a long list of imprints, which focus on different types of authors (some examples: lesbian writers, Alaskan writers, Latinx writers), including international authors from China and the British Isles.

Red Hen considers submissions year round, and they also run a variety of contests.

14. Sundress Publications

Even though Sundress publications is relatively new to the small press scene (2000), they’ve done an impressive job of building up their empire!

In addition to their literary press, they publish several interesting journals and run Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA), which is an artists’ retreat on a farm in Tennessee.

Some of their artist residencies ask artists in residence to assist with farm chores, which takes after the old model of Jewish kibbutzs.  Additionally, the Academy runs a reading series and a variety of workshops. Check out the website for pictures of adorable farm animals!

15. 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. Also, they publish great books! This book by Steven Cramer is one of my favorites, and it’s so unusual, as it tries to mirror the inner workings of a schizophrenic mind.

A unique thing about Sarabande is that it puts time, effort, and money into marketing its books, which unfortunately isn’t something most small press poetry publishers do (since most lack money and also time, since editors generally don’t get paid and must hold full-time jobs elsewhere).

Submissions are through contests, include several for Kentucky writers. You can also apply for their 2-week writing residency program.

16. Trio House

Trio House publishes three books of poetry a year, and they are exclusively a poetry press. For their poetry criteria, they’re looking for diverse poetry, poetry written by an under-represented author. Submissions are through two contests or during their open reading period, which is generally held in July.

If you’re looking to get some experience working for a small press as well as wanting to get your book published, this is a great option, as Trio House is a collective press:

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! (and help with production or distribution or marketing).

17. Cave Canem

This press is way more than just a press — it’s a community of and for African-American poets.

Just look at all the items under their Programs menu! From retreats to workshops to a reading series and the press, they’ve got it all!

Submissions are held through their several prizes, one of which is in conjunction with Northwestern University Press, a great publisher of poetry in their own right.

18. Pleiades Press

This little press is based at the University of Central Missouri, and they also run a wonderful literary journal, titled just Pleiades. They publish books of poetry through their contest, and they also, unusually so, publish a yearly volume of what they call “visual poetry“:

We are open to any and all interpretations of “visual poetry” — collages, comics, erasures, obliteratures, illustrated creative writing, etc., etc. We define the word “poetry” broadly and loosely when it comes to this series. Surprise us!

I’ve never seen a poetry press other than Pleiades publish these types of books!

19. 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. Tupelo also runs this fun and unusual program called The 30/30 Project, where:

Each month, volunteer poets run the equivalent of a “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us “sponsor” and encourage them every step of the way.

So if you need some motivation for finishing up that book you’re working on, apply to be a 30/30 poet!

20. Persea Books

This little press out of New York has been around since 1975 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. Persea’s broad range makes them a great option, and they consider books of poetry year round and also through their contests.

Persea’s commitment to education is also noteworthy, and they’re working on building up their educators area on their website. As a teacher and editor, I wish more presses would offer these types of resources!

21. Rose Metal Press

This is a funky and interesting press that publishes “hybrid genres” that push beyond the traditional forms.

So this is a great place to check out if you are doing something unusual in your work. Rose Metal also actively promotes its authors books through “20-30 readings and events annually to promote our books, authors, hybrid genres, and the independent literary community.” This sort of promotion is unusual for a small press!

You can tell Rose Metal is press is a fun and unusual place, just by looking at some of the titles of their books!

  • Ghost Box Evolution in Cadillac, Michigan
  • Superman on the Roof
  • All Movies Love the Moon
  • Shampoo Horns

Rose Metal accepts submissions through contests and open reading periods, which are posted here.

22. Soft Skull Press

This is another funky and weird press, and they publish some interesting poets, including the well-known Kim Addonizio, as well as many up-an-coming authors. 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. Wouldn’t you love for your book to be included in that sort of program?

Soft Skull has two open reading periods per year, in April and October.

23. 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. (By now you’re probably noticing that most small presses take submissions primarily through prizes!)

The press also runs a great reading series, and the Florida Literary Arts Conference. If you live in a northern climate, attending that conference would be a great way to escape the cold weather! Plus, conferences give you a chance to meet presses and editors in person, which can’t hurt your changes of getting published.

24. Copper Canyon

This press has a great list of authors, including one of my top five favorite poets of all time, W.S. Merwin, as well as former U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser. Cooper Canyon is looking for new voices too, though, so don’t be intimidated!

As you probably suspected, Copper Canyon does have a prize, a first book prize, but they also have open submission periods twice a year.

Please note: like most literary journals, most of these presses take submissions only online, usually through the Submittable portal, which means you can’t submit by mail or email. 

25. Milkweed Editions

Milkweed is dedicated to the idea that reading should be life changing, and they are looking for new voices and experimental writing. On their website, they talk about how they’re looking for books that are the site of metamorphosis, which is a wonderful metaphor for what takes place in the reader’s mind as they delight in poetry. 

I love that they keep a long list of author events around the country on their website.

They also have an amazing office space, which you should visit if you’re ever in Minneapolis. It’s much more than just an office space, too, since they also run a bookstore there, as well as classes and readings.

Milkweed publishes poetry through a combination of contests and open reading periods.

26. 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.

27. Ahsahta Press

Ahsahta Press’ goal is to champion what they call “accessible experimental” poetry, which is an oxymoron if I’ve ever seen one, but I kind of like the concept. 

So if you’ve got experimental poetry that readers can still get a handle on, consider submitting to one of their contests: the Sawtooth Poetry Prize for full-length collections or their chapbook contest. Make sure you buy a book from their shop before you do. You’ll notice here that their cover art is stunning!

28. Barrelhouse

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.

Plus, they don’t only act as publishers. They also offer conferences, workshops, summer camps, and more, which means they’re doing a great job of creating a community of weird writers. I think I’d fit in great there. Would you?

Check here to keep an eye on when they’ll be open for poetry submissions.

29. Virtual Artists Collective

This little press out of Chicago isn’t very well-known but has been doing some really interesting work, including a collection that combines poets from southwestern China with poets from the southwestern United States. That’s a fascinating concept, no?

They do a lot of poetry in translation, which means they really like international poetry submissions.

They’ve recently published a book by my friend Al DeGenova, which was accepted there after he hired me to edit it for him, and he’s been quite happy with the experience.

They periodically shift from accepting submissions to going on hiatus, so just check their website to see whether you can submit.

30. 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.S.

Graywolf published one of my favorite poetry books of all time, “Incarnadine,” by Mary Szybist, which won the National Book Award in 2013. “Incarnadine’s” overt spiritual themes indicate that this press, while not at all religious, is open to all kinds of excellent poetry, whatever the theme.

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.

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    1. Why does everyone prefer people of their own state! Art is universal, it has no boundaries.. I have nearly spent all of my time finding if there is any scope for newly emerging writers from other states also but to no avail…why such a marginalisation in Art also?

    1. Thank you so much ! I’ve amassed probably over a thousand poems over the last 19 yrs and the last year I’ve wondered if I should do something with them seriously 🙂 this helps A Lot … I am curious how much it costs to employ an editor though ..?.

  1. This is invaluable. And yes, small publishers need to survive financially. A reading fee makes sense to me.

  2. Do you accept Brazilian former monastics whose passions were agreeably repressed for 17 years. Then broke.
    “Love thee in the vast dark night where everything is present and the sweet tenderness of your eyes if it gets in my eyes overwhelmed by the serene sunny mornings that brings joy and peace of a fresh start!”

  3. I hate the way virtually all publishing venues are ran by the alt-left. In many cases outright censorship is predisposed by editor’s of the same caliber on duty, and I do not mean to speak only in concerns to this site. I have had the experience of witnessing this fact of being, if only only a faint hint exists of any work leaning in any other direction. What ever happened to the idea of enlightenment, free speech, and the power of reasoning? According to history, the monarchy, authoritarianism, and suppression of ideas faded out long ago, and for obvious reasons. Whats happening in our own present day with this growing obtuse effort of embracing these outdated concepts in publishing i.e. controlling literature and the media? Why is the decadence of leftism held up on such a high pedestal, at the expense of even a faint hint to the contrary?

    1. I agree Lynn, I have been having difficulty getting my poetry book published..and sometimes I wonder if my values are offending the alt left publishing dominion. There is nothing profane or disrespectful in my work..but still I often wonder as I submit it to the powers that be. I just keep trying. I am trying to emerge without having to pay fees.

      1. Likely any work that espouses common sense or work ethic will be shunned. It flies in the face of literary morality to charge for a submission.

      1. I have just had my work accepted for publication, a contributory publication by Austen Macaulay Publishers and I am worried about their reputation, is there anybody that can reassure me

    2. i think it’s more about none or very few of those type folks writing poetry, perhaps? i’d love to read some well thought out intellectual conservative poetry. where can i get some?

  4. I know having to pay a reading fee is steep but the readers need to eat too. I do not think it is wrong for them to ask for some cash for their time. I would love to work as areader if any publishers need readers—-I am available to read.

    1. A lot of poetry editors can be more loose in their interpretation of what constitutes poetry. I’d look at books each publisher published and see which ones published the type of poetry you write.

  5. Hi my name is Precious Mashego,I’m a writer-i write fiction,nonfiction and others of different categories…I’m looking for someone who can help me to establish my work to whole world. So in the near future I may be regarded as one of the greatest writers, who ever lived and surpassed the legends of our times such as William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Elizabeth Browning and others.

    1. Hi Leandro,

      Yes, if the poetry is good, many of these publishers will consider writers from across the world, especially if you’re writing in English.

  6. This is a great help to me, but how do you go about getting a publisher to even review your poetry and should it all be copyright before sending it anywhere? I’m new to this whole concept of publishing and i have to say a little nervous. These are my heart and soul, my poems.

    1. It is exceptionally unlikely that anyone will steal your poetry. To get a publisher to consider it, write a query letter and follow the submission guidelines on each website.

  7. Listen here Precious, you can’t be another Dylan Thomas, or a Shakespeare,I got there before you ,
    I’m Irish and I’ve got the inside track , fast track to Jimmy Joyce , and Oscar Wilde, we grew up
    together in Cork , Mallow County Cork ,to be more precise . I could paper the walls with all the poetry
    and manuscripts I’ve written , In fact I was advised to do just that , in a nice way by many of the pompous editors . I’ve encountered down through the years , Welders were never meant to be poets…
    we just don’t have the Ed acation…..

    1. An ugly thought just entered my brain. Instead of constantly blaming pompous editors for rejecting my work, maybe I should take a good look at that work ….. No ,I’m happier blaming the Arty Farty brigade ….. my curmudgeon traits won’t allow me to be honest with myself.

  8. Hi, my husband writes beautifully and I would like to get some of his stuff published as a surprise gift for our anniversary? I’m happy to pay fees etc – how do I go about to? Send his stuff to each company listed above? Then go from there? Would be handy to hear from someone who knows the drill?

    1. Hi Holly, I think in this circumstance it might be best to self publish, rather than try to go through a traditional publisher. You could hire a book cover designer and then upload the manuscript and cover to Amazon for free.

  9. That’s great thank you, probably quicker too as I do have a time frame, it’s more the gesture anyway, if he gets serious about it then maybe we can try that route too.
    Hope your well

  10. I’ve written a few poems in a few days, I’ve had the pleasure of reading a few to family and friends who thought they were pretty good.
    I would like to know how I can have them published.

  11. Knowledge is power!!! Hahaha
    The internet is such a useful and convenient modern tool. I have written a book of contemporary poetry of which touches on a variety of subjects including religion, war, politics, love as well as others. I incorporate storytelling within my poems wile keeping them short for the modern attention span of today’s readers….well with the exception of a few… lol
    The title was originally scheduled for publication with a publisher out of Colorado however, because of technical difficulties on their part, I am looking into other venues and options for the publication of my first book
    “Passions Pen and Paper” a collection of my contemporary poetry. I found this list to be quite informative and useful in seeking out the right publisher for my particular brand of artistic poetry. My next book will be a collection of Christian poetry. Any recommendations for which publisher would be best? Thanks again for this awesome collection of useful info…ciao☕

  12. I would like to share my perspective to the world through poetry, so It would be great if I was to be helped to publish this art. They are just 30 poems

  13. I was raised by the same woman, whose adopted son wrote fantastic “lyrics” he called them. I joined the Marine Corps in WWII and lost track of Robert Burns Hayden. His widow didn’t know what to do with Bob’s works… I lost track of his son, and now at 97 I’m wondering if Stell our mom was right when she said: “perhaps you will recceive posthumous recognition.” There must be someone out there to help me do something with this collection.

  14. Hi,

    My greatest observation and also fear is that Presses in the US or elsewhere in the white privileged world do not really care about receiving manuscripts from the perceived ‘second’ or ‘third world’ countries like India…It’s like literature too is colour coded. Like your magazines that say, ‘your poems are really moving, but unfortunately this time we can’t publish you and you’ve ended up paying the reading fee several times over, sending different set of poems each time.!’ What a racket it all looks like! Oh! Come on America don’t pretend you have become civilised and can look beyond the colour of somebody’s skin. You will publish only American poets because you just feel that sense of entitlement always, that it’s only the whites that have come to rule the planet.

    1. It has nothing to do with skin color or racism — it’s all about marketing and selling. If they think people will buy the story, they will push it. So if your story has a universal appeal, and could appeal to the citizens of the countries where you are submitting, it has a great chance of getting published. But most of the time, you have to earn your stripes before you can submit outside your country. You have to have published books and won awards to earn the right to submit internationally.

  15. Thank you for the effort you have put forth in compiling this information BOOKFOX. Nothing worth doing is free or easy. I will go the extra mile because my work will stand the test of time. You good Sir have been a lighthouse in the darkness; continue to be blessed!

  16. Wipf & Stock wants to charge 2.75/page for “typesetting” as a condition of acceptance, and would also charge to proof the manuscript. This is not industry standard. I recommend being very aware of this before submitting.

  17. Publishers that are good value for money at publishing poetry books. Thank you


    The meaning of love
    her true beauty she forgets,
    dreams buried deepest.
    Deep her song with his words
    where trust once kept her vulnerable,
    Faith brings belief.
    she is existence,
    in him she found,

  18. Hi! Thank you SO much for this list: I have used it faithfully to submit my newly completed poetry manuscript (I am a journalist and author but this would be my first book of poetry). I have a question- if you might be so kind (and can find an extra moment): I have received a YES from Wipf and Stock. They are asking $2.75 per page participation from my part. I have never been asked to pay to publish anything of mine, and have made my living as a writer. Do you think this is really a legit publisher? You do recommend them nicely, I am just hoping for a bit more from you on this. Thank you so much in advance, and I understand if you do not have the ability to answer every query. Warm regards- Aimee

  19. Wow! I never realized the full extent of writing and/ or publishing a poem. I have written many ” poems” of my interpretations of feelings, fears, and emotions. All based on being either a participant or an observer of certain activities. They are simple, true, and serve a purpose of support and understanding of reality.

  20. I am 70 years old. In the early 1970’s I wrote some poetry. Then I studied law and practised as a lawyer for 30 years. During the period of being a lawyer, not only did I not write poetry but I could not even think about it. Now that I am retired I am trying to rehabilitate my mind.

  21. Your site has been very helpful in my search for a publisher. I only wish it covered an even bigger list of publishers.

  22. Neurologist and poet in Seattle wants to publish a full length manuscript, titled, “Piercing the Long Night” that expresses the anger and anguish in our country during the Covid years and political upheaval that threatens our democracy.

  23. I am an 81 year old poet. I was an English teacher for 58 years. I have a book of poetry that covers poems about the past, present and future, based on my views and visions. Except for a few essays, I have not sought nor been published but I have a finished book of poetry ready to be submitted. Where should I, an unknown older man, submit my book for publication consideration? I will truly appreciate your help.

  24. I’ve been writing poetry since I was about 12 years old. I’ve always wanted to publish some of it and I recently started putting some of it together in a book but I’m not sure if anyone would be interested in publishing it or even reading it. it would be great to get an opinion from someone that has more experience