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Glass Poetry Press

Glass Poetry Press is a micro-press in Toledo, Ohio that publishes poetry chapbooks. Our chapbooks are hand-bound and side stapled with full-color card stock covers. Each chapbook is assigned an ISBN. Initial print run is 200 copies and each chapbook will be kept in print as long as there is sufficient demand, to be determined by the press.

The press seeks to publish four to six chapbooks per year. We do not charge reading fees and we do not hold contests. Each chapbook is selected during our open reading period or, occasionally, through solicitations.

We are interested in poetry that enacts the artistic and creative precision of glass. We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to publish collections of high quality writing. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and "light" verse are less likely to inspire us. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, music, passion and creativity.

Poetry Chapbook Submissions

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Glass Poetry Press seeks to publish four to six chapbooks per year. We do not charge reading fees and we do not hold contests. Each chapbook is selected during our open reading period or, occasionally, through solicitations.

Our open reading period is from March 1 through March 31. All submissions must be uploaded to our submission manager by midnight, EST, on March 31st. We plan to make all final decisions within eight weeks of the end of the reading period. Unless authorized by the Glass Poetry Press editor, any submissions received outside the reading period or by any means other than the submission manager will be ignored.

Please submit only one manuscript per reading period. We do accept, and encourage, simultaneous submissions. Please withdraw your manuscript immediately if it is accepted by another publisher.

Please upload all submission through our submission manager. Manuscripts may be saved as either a .doc or .pdf file.

Formatting your manuscript:· Manuscripts should be between 15 and 25 pages (not including title page, acknowledgements, etc), give or take. Each poem should start on a new page.

· Include a title page with the title of the chapbook, your name, your mailing address, your phone number and your email address.

· Include a table of contents and an acknowledgements page, if applicable. Individual poems within the manuscript may be previously published but the manuscript as a whole cannot have been already published.

· You may include a brief, professional biographical note but this is not required. The bio note should be given its own page.

· Manuscripts should be single spaced and written in a standard font and standard size (12 pt. Times New Roman) with standard (at least 1 inch) margins.

· Each individual poem should start on a new page.

· Please include a brief cover letter in the space provided by the submission manager.

· Do not include pictures with or within your manuscript unless they are an essential part of your manuscript.

A note about the Tip Jar option: Each submission includes the a Tip Jar option. Tip Jar payments are not required and the decision to make or not make a Tip Jar payment will have no effect on the final decision about your submission. If you choose to make a Tip Jar payment, those funds will be used to pay for the submission manager, to pay the poets published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and/or to pay the Editors and Assistant Editors of Glass: A Journal of Poetry.

We are interested in poetry that enacts the artistic and creative precision of glass. We are not bound by any specific aesthetic; our only mission is to publish collections of high quality writing. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and "light" verse are less likely to inspire us. We like poems that show a careful understanding of language, music, passion and creativity. The best way to get to know our tastes is to purchase a copy of one (or more) of our chapbooks. Additionally, you can read the Glass: A Journal of Poetry archives.

Our mission is to engage with the wider literary community. To do this, we are committed to publishing a variety of new, emerging and established voices. Further, we are committed to inclusion and equity in publishing. We highly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices.

Our chapbooks are hand-bound and side stapled with full-color card stock covers. Initial print runs are 200 copies. Each chapbook will be kept in print as long as there is sufficient demand, to be determined by the press.

Authors whose chapbooks are chosen for publication receive fifteen complimentary copies and may purchase additional copies at a discounted price. Authors whose chapbooks are chosen for publication will also receive a complimentary copy of the other chapbooks published during their year and a 15% royalty on the sales of their chapbooks.

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Glass: A Journal of Poetry