Our Writers

Monique-Adelle Callahan D, a winner of our New Voices competition, performs her poetry in Boston, MA.

Our writers have presented their work throughout the United States, the Middle East, Asia, and the United Kingdom.

We do not ask our writers to pre-sell copies.  We send out review copies, enter our poets' books in award competitions, work hard to arrange readings and workshop opportunities for those we publish. We believe writers should spend their time writing, not marketing.

Submissions

  • Enter our annual Chapbook, Full-length and New Voices contests.
  • Submit to our award-winning magazine, One.
  • Books you've published with another literary press are eligible for the annual $500 Julie Suk Award.

 

Submit Your Work

Community-Active

A reading from Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, edited by Tony Medina, at Potter's House in Washington D.C.

Proceeds from all sales of Resisting Arrest went to provide college scholarships to young women in D.C. and Atlanta.We also provide free workshops to under-served communities, including survivors of sexual assault and women in prison.

In our Community-Active role, we have purchased theater tickets for LGBTQ teens, donated books to summer teen programs,and paid fees for young activists to attend leadership training workshops and made direct donations to progressive groups.

Recent direct donations have been made to:

American Civil Liberty Union
Black Art Futures Fund
Black Lives Matter
Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network
ConPRmetidos
Dakota Access Pipeline Fund
Doctors Without Borders
Durham Literacy Council
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
Environmental Defense Fund
Freedom House
National Immigration Law Center
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Planned Parenthood
Raleigh PACT(Police Accountability Community Task Force)
Song(LGBTQ and prisoner activism)
Syrian Refugee Relief
Women’s Theater Festival
First Nations Development Institute

Our Recent Books

Bulletproof- Matthew Murrey - “A generous range of thought-worthy subjects, approached with simplicity, wisdom, and a deft use of language.” Marilyn Nelson The poems in Bulletproof look at the joy and…
Wishbone Moon- Edited: Beary, Compton, Ramesh - "Wishbone Moon is a groundbreaking anthology of haiku by women in the international haiku community. As editors we consulted women journal editors and haiku leaders…
The War Against the Obvious- Cornelius Eady - “Cornelius Eady’s poems sing America, as Whitman’s did, but amending our national bard, they are mindful of the distance between his America and ours. Race, culture (especially…
Life Without Furniture- Sharon Fagan McDermott - "In Life Without Furniture 'the whole visible world flows through one white birch.' Sharon Fagan McDermott inhabits the spaces between the common and the uncommon: the…