Adastra Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Richard Kostelanetz, Lawrence Raab, Martha Calson-Bradley, Michael Casey, Jim Daniels, W. D. Ehrhart, Kyle Flak, Thomas Lux, Susan Edwards Richmond 

Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Feb 1 - Feb 28
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Editorial Focus: 

Begun in 1979 by poet, teacher, and printer Gary Metras to print and publish short collections of quality contemporary poetry using the methods and equipment of the antique book arts, letterpress printing and hand-sewn bindings. The operation survives on a desired small scale without grants through the hard work of the publisher, the poets selected for publication, and the readers  and buyers of  the  books:  may we  each and all survive in poetry.

Tips From the Editor: 

Not currently reading. No electronic submissions. Queries with 3-5 poems/pages from a completed chapbook manuscript. 
No full-length manuscripts considered.

Contact Information
Gary Metras, Editor
16 Reservation Road
City: 
Easthampton,
State: 
Massachusetts
Zip / Postal Code: 
01027-1227
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: April 1, 2014

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