ELJ Publications

ELJ Publications

http://www.eljpublications.com

Editor
Ariana D. Den Bleyker

Description
We read BLIND. We will get a feel for who you are through your words, your stories and your voice. When we fall in love with your manuscript and find out who you are, we still won’t care about your pedigree. We will care most about you as not only a writer but a person. We believe in collaboration between writer and editor, person and person. We believe in words, what they have to say to the reader, to the world. We believe in transparency and accessibility. We feel publishing a collection should be an interactive and personalized experience.

If you agree with our vision, if you want a meaningful experience when publishing either your first book or twentieth, please consider us. We encourage you to purchase a title, hold it in your hands, speak with our current and forthcoming authors, learn more about the press and ask them about their experiences. We encourage you to write to the editor with questions at any time and expect a personal response. If you believe you can benefit from publishing with ELJ, then we encourage you to submit whatever you would like. We will support you 100%. We put in our sweat equity to treat your baby like our baby.

ELJ Publications prefers narrative prose and free verse poetry that explores human emotions, experiences, dreams, revelations, etc. We also veer towards the surreal with powerful images and language. If you feel that your poems and/or stories fit into any of these categories, please consider us. We like edgy. We like experimental.

Please feel free to submit what you’ve got…your pet projects, labors of love. We’ll read Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Memoirs, Full-Length Poetry, Story Collections, Chaps…whatever you like so long as it has a literary quality. We’ll consider any genre (please no slash em up or tie em for the sake of shock) with heavy literary undertones. Please include a total word count for any manuscript, regardless of length.

Please also send us a bit about yourself in the coverletter, why you write, what your project is and why you had it in your heart to write it. Please do not tell us your name or where you’ve published. We care not about pedigree. We don’t want your resume or a list of awards. Be humble. Be real. That’s the kind of author we love. Please be prepared for personal responses. The editors are real people, not someone sitting in an office with stacks of paper. Please note because we read BLIND, we will not see the information in the Submittable coverletter until a decision is made.

When either submitting or querying, ELJ Publications offers personal feedback with every declination and expedited responses. If your work is not a snug fit, you will hear from us quickly. If your work is heavily under consideration, we will notify you via the Submittable note feature roughly every 14 days.

We can be reached at any time at eljpublications@gmail.com for general questions.

Damaged Goods Press

Damaged Goods Press

http://www.damagedgoodspress.com

Editor
Caseyrenée Lopez

Description
Damaged Goods is a micro-press specializing in queer/trans poetry and flash fiction chapbooks. Our goal is simple: publish four (4) chapbooks a year that revolve around the beauty and terror of queer life. More often than not, people forget about the T & Q in LGBTQ. Trans and queer identified people remain somewhat on the back burner even within our own community, and Damaged Goods wants to change that by shining a bright light on the wonderful things that trans and queer writers are doing everyday. We want to show the world that there is nothing wrong with us. We are not lost. We are not impaired. We are not inadequate. We are not worthless. We are not broken. We are diverse. We are brilliant. We are artists. We are lovers. We are sons. We are daughters. We are fathers. We are mothers. Damaged goods welcomes all gender variant writers: genderqueers, FTMs, MTFs, genderfucks, queers, & non-conforming gender types. As long as you identify as queer or trans that’s cool–send your work this way.

Blood Pudding Press

Blood Pudding Press

http://julietcook.weebly.com/blood-pudding-press.html

Editor
Juliet Cook

Description
Contemporary poetry is Blood Pudding Press’s primary passion. Other interests include art, oddities, paranormal, the gurlesque, the artsy grotesque, the artsy feminist, kinky hybrids, unusual juxtapositions, and variants of horror and erotica that are not too genre-esque.

Here’s the Blood Pudding Press blog – http://bloodyooze.blogspot.com/

Here’s the Blood Pudding Press shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodPuddingPress

NightBallet Press

NightBallet Press

http://www.nightballetpress.com

Editor
Dianne Borsenik

Description
NightBallet Press is an independent small press, interested in the musicality of language and the originality of expression in poetry, with a commitment to excellence.

Manuscripts are by invitation, although a brief query/cover letter with sample poems included may be sent to nightballetpress@gmail.com.

Books are released as time and the editor’s (day job) work schedule permits. Covers are double cardstock with original art/photographs and individualized decorative fonts; books are saddle-stitched (stapled), and the poems are printed on 25%, 24lb. weight cotton or similar white or ivory paper, in a clear, plain font (Arial, Arial Narrow, Calibri, or Times New Roman). Cover art and bio photo will be in full color, unless otherwise decided by the poet and editor.

The editor reserves the right to select the cover art or photo, and the design of the book. This is an important and integral part of what makes NightBallet Press NightBallet Press. NBP exists for love of poetry and for respect of the craft. The joy taken by the editor in working with each poet’s unique Voice and creating a work of art to showcase his/her words makes the work and time and cost worthwhile. If you wish to direct the design and formatting of your book, then you want Lulu or CreateSpace, not NBP. If you want a work of art that you can be proud to read from, we’re your press.

Books are published in limited runs, with 20 copies going to the poet to do with as he/she pleases, and the rest of the copies going to NightBallet Press to sell, give away, send for reviews, or place in bookstores. If the poet wishes additional copies beyond the first free 20 author copies, these may be obtained at half the cover price. Formatting and cover design rights belong to the press. All rights to the poems remain with the poet.

Crisis Chronicles Press

Crisis Chronicles Press

http://ccpress.blogspot.com/

Editor
John Burroughs

Description

Since 2008 Crisis Chronicles Press has published dozens of chapbooks and full-length books by authors including D.R. Wagner, Alex Gildzen, Dianne Borsenik, Heather Ann Schmidt, Yahia Lababidi, John Dorsey, Frankie Metro, J.E. Stanley, Steven B. Smith, Kathy Smith, Steve Brightman, Mary Weems, R.A. Washington, Michael Bernstein, Bree, Kevin Eberhardt, Jay Passer, Lisa Cihlar, Shelley Chernin, John Swain, d.a. levy, John Burroughs, William Merricle, Cee Williams, Chansonette Buck, David McCoy, Jolynne Hudnell, Christian O’Keeffe, Martin Willitts Jr, John G. Hall, Susan Sheppard, Ryan Swofford, Elise Geither, David Pointer, Kevin Ridgeway, Alinda Wasner, Ryn Cricket, Sandy Sue Benitez, Leah Mueller, Alan Kleiman, Jackie Koch, j/j hastain, Sarah Marcus, Jami Tillis, Ben Heins, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Jonathan Thorn, David S. Pointer, Michael Ceraolo, Kevin Ridgeway, Bradford Middleton, Alinda Wasner, Azriel Johnson, Richard M. O’Donnell and Tracie Morell.

They’ve also published anthologies and journals including Fuck Poetry, Cheap and Easy Magazine, the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Anthology, Songs in the Key of Cleveland and #ThisIsCLE.

From 2008 to 2014, they also ran the Crisis Chronicles Cyber Litmag, which features thousands of classic and contemporary works including poems, essays, fiction and literary videos.