78 NO FEE poetry book publishers via Authors Publish + important tips on submitting your manuscript


Trish Hopkinson

It’s so important to do your homework before sending your manuscript to a publisher. Make sure to take notes for each publisher you research. You will most likely want to compare them to each other before deciding where you want to submit.

  • Make sure the press is the right aesthetic for your work. Do you like the cover art and the fonts they use? Do you like the design of their web site?
  • Also, check forms. For example, if they mostly publish free verse, but your poems are all sonnets, that’s not likely going to be a good fit.
  • If budget allows, purchase one of their current titles so you can hold it in your hand and be familiar with the quality of books they print.
  • Look for reviews of current titles to get a feel for what other poetry readers think of the books they publish.
  • Do they have…

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