At one point, my manuscript contained more than poems. The working title changed a few times.
Finally, I settled on a manuscript comprised of 8 sections containing 10 poems. I went over it several times and decided it was time to try submitting, and I already knew where I wanted to submit my manuscript. The top criterion for me was that I wanted a publisher who produced high quality books with impressive covers. Beyond that, I wanted a publisher that specialized in poetry.
That list of criteria actually narrowed my list very fast. It felt like the right place to submit. A week or so after I made the decision to submit to Press 53, I was contacted by the publisher Kevin Morgan Watson about an unrelated issue—for the first time. Strange coincidence, right? Then, I shared a status update on Facebook that I was ready to start submitting a poetry manuscript.
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One of the folks to comment was Press 53 poetry editor Tom Lombardo urging me to consider Press Little did he know. And yes, it was still available. Obviously, my excitement was through the roof. Press 53 publishes beautiful books and specializes in poetry and short stories. Not so fast. This is an 8-part series. If you want to connect with me on Twitter, follow robertleebrewer. Workshop Your Poetry!
Want to take your own poetry to the next level? Learn how to get there by sharing and receiving feedback on six poems over a six-week period in the online Advanced Poetry Workshop.
Click to continue. Robert, I published my first poetry book chap book this past February. I assembled my poetry book in the order in which they were written. The reason is that my poetry began as a release for a young girl discovering herself and living life on her own for the first time. I wanted the path of my emotional and personal growth to be apparent to the readers. Prior to publishing my book, I entered poetry contests and have had single original poems published in several anthologies. John Rentoul. Chuka Ummuna.
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