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October 30, 2017

Announcing Street Calligraphy by Jim Daniels.

Street Calligraphy is, as poet Afaa M. Weaver says, "an honest and well-honed collection that will bring light to the lives it celebrates, our own." Aimee Nezhukumatathil calls these poems "moving and unflinching poems--brutal and brave."

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January 1, 2017

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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January 2, 2016

Results of Fall 2015 Open Reading Period

Steel Toe Books received 108 manuscripts during its fall 2015 open reading period. We are grateful to everyone who submitted, for giving us a chance to read your manuscripts, and for supporting our press by buying books by our authors.

We have just made a verbal agreement with Chrys Tobey of Portland, Oregon to publish her first full-length poetry collection, A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman.

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January 1, 2015

Results of Fall 2014 Open Reading Period

I am pleased to announce that Steel Toe Books has acquired rights to publish Marci Rae Johnson’s second full-length collection, Basic Disaster Supplies Kit. Congratulations to Marci, whose book will be published in 2016.

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