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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ohio Poetry Presses

For a long time I've wanted to compile a somewhat comprehensive listing of active Ohio poetry publishers.  For now I'm focusing on print (rather than purely online) publishing, and admittedly some of the following are more active than others. But here's what I've come up with off the top of my head. The list is woefully incomplete, I know, and I'm certain I'll think of a few more to add as soon as I hit the "Publish" button, but I hope you'll help me fill in as many of the missing Ohio poetry presses as possible.  Thank you!

14 comments:

John Burroughs said...

Now I'm mulling the distinction between presses and publishers.

John Burroughs said...

Eventually I want to compile two lists of Ohio-based poetry publishers:

(1) book/chapbook publishers (can include e-books)

(2) journals/periodicals (can include print and online)

For now, let's focus on the first (in which case something like Kenyon Review probably doesn't belong).

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Wow, great list!
Yes, I agree it is worthwhile to separate the list of book (and chapbook) publishers from the periodical publishers (and some may be on both lists, of course)

Joel W. Coggins said...

http://www.twodollarradio.com/

Don't neglect these guys!

John Burroughs said...

Thank you, Joel! I was totally unaware Two Dollar Radio had an Ohio base. I apologize for the oversight and will immediately add TDR to the list.

Vertigo Xavier said...

The address you have Poet's Haven linked to is incorrect. Please link to www.PoetsHaven.com. The old gallery URLS were done away with more than a year ago. Some of the other internal pages will be getting moved around soon, too, as I'm working on cleaning up and organizing how some things are presented.

Thanks! :-)

John Burroughs said...

I'm very sorry for the bad link, VX - got it fixed now! Thanks for letting me know. I should've checked them all when I first posted this.

Ray Sevin said...

Just a "hello" from Ray Sevin at Bookmasters in Ashland, Ohio. Might be of help to those looking to self publish. rsevin@bookmasters.com

Simone said...

I am looking to publish a book of prose. I am interested in finding a publisher that will have access to place my book in the proper markets/boutiques.
Any suggestions for a publisher of this kind?
Or would the marketing be left to me?

Thanks for any and all input.

Fred said...

John,

I don't think Pudding House has their own page anymore, but is fully subsumed in Sammy's site: http://www.kattywompuspress.com/content/about-us

John Burroughs said...

Thanks, Fred. I know Kattywompus took over Pudding House's Poets' Greatest Hits series and Connie Everett has taken over Pudding Magazine, but I believe the rest of the PH catalog remains with Pudding House, though their website is down. I've gotten mixed messages, but the last I heard a family member of the Pudding House founder was going to resuscitate the site. I'm not sure how reliable that information is.

John Burroughs said...

Simone, I'm not sure who to recommend, but maybe one of our other readers has a suggestion. I know that as editor of Crisis Chronicles Press I place our author's books on Amazon and in as many bookstores/boutiques as possible. However we're a bit behind and not open to submissions at this time. Maybe in 2015 after we catch up....

John Burroughs said...

I meant our authors'
(not our author's) :)

And since this blog entry was originally posted I've learned of several more local poetry presses (some founded recently), including Guide to Kulchur Press and Small Victories Press. I'll update the above list to include them soon.

LarryBlogger said...

Great work, John...this is history as well as a portrait of a moving poetry scene. Bottom Dog Press is part of it all.

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau