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July 21, 2008

Steel Toe Books Acquires Two New Titles

Bowling Green, KY--Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our June 2008 open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of two fantastic manuscripts:  Nevertheless, hello by Christopher Goodrich and Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer.  Each has been offered a standard royalties contract, along with a $500 advance.  Please join us in congratulating these authors, whose works were selected from 252 submissions.

We would also like to make honorable mention of ten other manuscripts that caught our attention:  A Dream of the Northwest Passage by Robert Cooperman, Speechless by Christopher Cunningham, The More Difficult Beauty by Molly Fisk, The Honey of Earth by David Graham, Dust Runner by Jessica Jewell,  Domestic Fugues by Richard Newman,  The Space of Whether God Exists by Amy Newman, Prometheus in Akron by Doug Ramspeck, Our Common History by Samn Stackwell, and To Make A Long Story Short by Matt Zambito.

To all those who sent manuscripts, thanks for seven weeks of stimulating reading; you fill us with tremendous optimism about the state of contemporary poetry.

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January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 may have been marred by celebrity deaths, and who knows what this year will bring, but we at Steel Toe Books will be doing our part to ensure that it is a year of great poetry.

Publication of A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman by Chrys Tobey

Hot off the presses is Chrys Tobey’s first book, A Woman Is A Woman Is A Woman Is A Woman. You can order that now from Amazon.com or directly from us. Next up, sometime in mid-2017, is Street Calligraphy by Jim Daniels.

Results of Fall 2016 Open Reading Period

To keep the party moving, in late 2017 we will be preparing Curtis L. Crisler’s The GReY aLBum [PoeMS] for publication. We just offered Curtis a standard royalties contract today, and we’re thrilled to welcome him into the STB family. We selected The GReY aLBum [PoeMS] from over 100 manuscripts submitted to our Fall 2016 open reading period.

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