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Founded in 2003, Steel Toe Books publishes
one to three single-author poetry collections per year. Steel Toe Books is affiliated with Western Kentucky University.

 

Our authors have been featured on Garrison Keillor's radio program, "The Writer's Almanac," on Ted Kooser's newsletter, "American Life in Poetry," as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.

 

Our books have been reviewed in fine publications such as Harriet, The Briar Cliff Review, The Comstock Review, Cranky, Diner, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Midwest Book Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, Review Revue, Rhino, Small Press Review, and Verse.

 

Our books are professionally designed and printed. We read unsolicited submissions during advertised open reading periods only. Check the "Submit" page for updates.

 

Bookstores and educators interested in placing bulk orders at a discount should click here for more information.

 

We encourage our authors to give readings. Our authors may post upcoming readings on our Facebook page. Join our Facebook page by liking us.

 

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July 18, 2017

Street Calligraphy by Jim Daniels is now available for preorder!  Click here for ordering information.

For our potential future authors, mark your calendars.  Our next open reading period will be in January/February 2018.

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