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.
Congratulations to Lauren Milici and Linne Ebbrecht, who are the first poets to have submissions accepted for the debut issue of Ishka Bibble.
Ishka BIbble's first issue will arrive this fall. Submissions are currently open. The deadline for inclusion in our debut issue is August 31st. Don't wait until the last minute to submit! Send us 3-7 of your best poems for consideration via our submissions manager. We are currently reading submissions in all areas, so if you have a chapbook or full-length manuscript, dust it off, polish it up, and send it in. We are still finalizing our 2015 release schedule and also beginning to look at 2016. We're hungry for your poetry.
As the year ends, Jane's Boy extends heart-felt congratulations to both Ann Clark and Carlton Fisher, both of whom have been nominated for Pushcart Awards. Ann's poem, "Unlucky," was nominated by The Gambler Magazine, and Carlton's poem "The Wrong Man, The Wrong Night," was nominated by MiPOesias. Best of luck to both Ann and Carlton during the selection process. We're proud to have both of our current authors represented in the Pushcart nominations.
Happy New Year to all our readers! In 2015, Jane's Boy will release Ann Clark's first full-length poetry collection and the first issue of Ishka Bibble. We're still building the release schedule for the year as well as 2016, and we're still looking for your poetry and manuscript submissions. If your resolution is to start sending out more of your work, then click on the submissions link above and let us see your very best.
Ann Clark's debut, full-length collection will be released by Jane's Boy Press this coming spring. You can view her author page now, complete with a biography, photo, and two sample poems from the forthcoming book. Take a moment to sample the beauty and wit of Ann's poetry, and keep an eye out for the announcement of the official release of the book.
Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan has this to say about Jane's Boy title And the Moon is Full Tonight via her Facebook page:
"Carlton D. Fisher's new book, And The Moon is Full Tonight, is incredible. Passionate, honest, moving, beautiful, it pulls into his world through his willingness to take risks in his poems and to be emotionally vulnerable. I love this book and want to make it recommended reading." --Maria Gillan
If you haven't had a chance to pick up your copy yet, you can order through our press page at this link.
This Thursday, December 8th, Carlton D. Fisher will be reading from his latest book, And the Moon is Full Tonight (Jane's Boy 2014) at Arts on the Square, the store for the North Country Arts Council, at 52 Public Square in Watertown, NY. He will be reading, signing books, and chatting with the general public from 3PM to 8PM as part of their larger Gifts from the Gallery Event.
On The A-Team, one of John "Hannibal" Smith's catch-phrases was, "I love it when a plan comes together." Well, we do too, and that's why we are excited to announce that submissions for Jane's Boy Press have opened ONE MONTH EARLY. You can go to our site on Submittable by clicking this link and submit your work to us using our submissions manager. We're looking for chapbook (30-50 pages) and full-length (51+ pages) manuscripts, plus individual poems (which you can submit in batches of 3-7) for our annual journal, Ishka Bibble. Get your work in now and be among the first to be considered for publication by our press!
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