Jane's Boy Press is honored to announce the Fall 2015 release schedule:
September 30th: Gunmetal Blue by Jason Allen (chapbook)
October 30th: Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? by Barrett Warner
How the Boy Might See It (2nd Edition) by Charlie Bondhus
November 30th: Ishka Bibble Issue 1
Gunmetal Blue is Jason's debut chapbook. Barrett has published a number of chapbooks prior to Why is It So Hard to Kill You?, which is his first full-length poetry collection. Charlie's most recent collection, All the Heat We Could Carry, received the 2014 Thom Gunn Award. How the Boy Might See It was his first full-length collection, released in 2009 by Pecan Grove Press. It has been out of print, but this new edition will feature new and revised poems as well as a preface by the author.
The debut issue of Ishka Bibble will feature a large collection of poems, several features on contemporary poets, and a special supplemental section : The Ishka Bibble Book of Desire.
Watch for more news and information, as well as the opening of our online store, which will allow you to purchase titles from us directly, often with pre-release delivery.
We have opened up a submission link on our Submittable page for visual artwork for consideration for the debut issue of Ishka Bibble. Artwork needs to be in a high quality, print-ready digital file (.jpeg or .tiff) and reproducible in black and white / greyscale. Currently, we are unable to reproduce color artwork, though we hope to make this a part of our journal in the future. Full details are available at this link.
October marks the debut of our journal, Ishka Bibble. As part of this special occasion, we will feature a supplement entitled "The Ishka Bibble Book of Desire." We are currently accepting submissions for this section. Poems should reflect the theme of "Desire," but that theme can be interpreted however the poet sees fit.
For this special section, there is NO READING FEE. Poems may be of any length.
We will consider the first 300 poems that are submitted, and we will publish all the poems we like. Poets who are featured in the supplemental section will receive a contributor's copy of the issue.
Read the full submission details at this link. The submission window will remain open until August 15th or until the cap of 300 submissions is reached, whichever comes first. The window will close early if the cap is reached, so don't wait until the last minute to submit your poem for consideration.
For those of you who prefer to get a taste of the poetry you're buying before laying your money down, Amazon is now offering previews of the poems in both of the titles we have released to date. You can read generous selections for free online at the following links. If you like it, please buy and spread the word!
Jane's Boy Press is still reading for the debut issue of Ishka Bibble, our journal of poetry. We're looking for a wide range of voices and styles, though our preference is for poetry that is accessible (this does not mean dumbed-down, simply that it does not alienate the reader). Readings go year round, but the reading period for the debut issue will close in August. After that, all submissions will be considered for the second issue.
Pre-orders will open soon for the debut full-length collection from Ann Clark. Check back in for more information.
We are currently entertaining queries for profiles and features for the debut issue of Ishka Bibble. If you are a feature writer with an idea for an article or interview that will be of interest to poets and poetry readers or a publishing poet who would like to be considered for a profile inside our journal, please contact Executive Editor Carlton D. Fisher via email and put the word "Query" in your subject line. Please do not submit poems or manuscripts to this email. Use our submissions manager to submit poems and manuscripts for consideration.
What we're looking for:
Profiles: Profiled poets will be interviewed for the journal, answer a brief questionnaire for a sidebar feature, and have a portfolio of their poems featured along with their interview. You may submit your own name to be considered for a profile, or if you have contact with a publishing poet, you can contact us (with their permission) about completing the interview and writing the feature. All poets suggested for profiles will be vetted carefully, and we will only accept those poets whose work we strongly believe is deserving of receiving the level of focus afforded by a a profile.
Features: Features should focus on topics of interest to both working poets and to poetry readers. We are not a trade journal, and are not looking for industry-specific advice that would only apply to writers. Any features should have a broad appeal that will draw in both sides of our intended reading audience--lovers and creators of poetry.
We cannot afford to pay contributing writers at this time, but you will receive credit and a contributors copy of the issue you are included in.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT COMPLETED ARTICLES OR PROFILES. Send a query and wait for a response from the editor before submitting additional work. If you have previous publishing credits, please include them inside your query letter.
If you are accepted for publication in the debut issue, the deadline for the submission of your completed work is August 15th, 2015 for inclusion. After that date, we will be looking for material for issue two, which will be released in the fall of 2016. All work is subject to final editorial approval and editing.