Poets & Writers

Small Press Points

n the hardscrabble world of small presses, a ten-year anniversary is a major achievement, so (), which is approaching its , has much to celebrate., and the radio show . BkMk annually releases about six full-length collections of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction; it has published more than eighty titles by local, national, and international writers. “Book publishing continues to be dominated by the East Coast, but BkMk gives Missouri and the Midwest a seat at the publishing table,” says managing editor Ben Furnish. In July BkMk will publish Lorraine M. López’s story collection , and in the fall it will release Beverly Burch’s poetry collection and Jennifer Wisner Kelly’s story collection, . In honor of BkMk’s origins as a chapbook publisher, the editors plan to launch a chapbook competition in 2020. The press currently hosts two other annual contests: the John Ciardi Prize and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize, given for a poetry collection and a story collection, respectively. Both competitions open on June 1 and include a $1,000 prize and publication. General submissions are open via Submittable and postal mail until June 30.

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Mai multe de la Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers8 min citite
The First in a Yearlong Series Inside Publishing
THE LITERARY AGENT ASSISTANT is a contributing editor of Poets & Writers Magazine. SAY you’ve written a young adult novel and you think Emily van Beek is the right literary agent to represent your work. You’ve read her bio on the website for her agen
Poets & Writers7 min citite
THE LITERARY Life
WE WRITERS tend not to give rejection the love or respect it deserves. We speak ill of it, as if it’s a malevolent demon, a destructive force, an uninvited guest that ruins our party. We revile it. We curse it. We reject it. Because rejection is a da
Poets & Writers10 min citite
THE LITERARY Life
WRITER’S block, I have always maintained, is not real. It is an invention. A self-inflicted wound. A chimera. After all, every time we fall asleep we write stories in our dreams. And yet whenever I give a talk to young writers, eventually a hand goes