Sunday, October 14, 2012
Chapbook Presses that Read for Free
1} Dancing Girl Press
Publishes women only. One of my MFA classmates published with them, and I admire her work. Their chapbook designs are always timeless and beautiful.
2} Slash Pine Press
Based in Alabama, this Southern press does a lot to promote its writers--various festivals, readings, and a good web presence. They publish perhaps a bit more experimental work, but I've been short-listed on their annual writing contest a few times.
3} Blue Hour Press
BH publishes e-chapbooks. Their design is beautiful, the poetry is top-notch, and you can read everything for free. At first I wasn't as interested in publishing an e-chapbook, but lately I've started to think that it might be something worth pursuing, since it would make my work so much more accessible.
4} Gold Wake Press
This press most recently published Nick Courtwright, and I love his poetry. They publish e-chapbooks and print editions, and you can submit online.
5} Ugly Duckling Presse
This press has been around for awhile (1999) and is fairly well known, as far as chapbooks go. They also publish full length collections, which is something to think about if one wanted to stay with the same publisher in the transition from publishing chapbooks to full length collections.
6} Casey Shay Press Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
a fee free contest reading from April to July. the prize includes $500 plus publication
7} Hyacinth Girl Press
a feminist press that has published authors such as Kathleen Kirk.