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Five Oaks Press is a micropress publishing poetry chapbooks and full-length poetry collections. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize and any other awards we can find for our authors. Our titles are perfect bound with ISBN numbers, sold on Amazon and our Square Market site. We are looking for concise, compressed language, images that settle like barbs beneath skin. While we don’t embrace an old-fashioned narrative lyricism, neither do we commit to the contemporary poetry of dissonance and discontinuity; our aesthetic straddles both, a foot in each, the space midway. We are especially keen on poetry that explores concepts of home through travel, as well as poetry that explores medical despair, the ways the body fails. Take us on the road; tune our hope-song and grief-song with musings on illness and mortality.

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Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience, including: People in a specific region.

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Poetry Closed

General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Place/Regions (Specific region).
TypeLength Details
Poetry Chapbook Poetry Chapbook16 - 28 pages.
Poetry Collection Poetry Collection40 - 85 pages.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary advance + >= 15% royalties No monetary advance. >= 15% royalties.
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Date Added: 04 Aug 2015

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