Blue Light Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Thomas Centolella, Philip Dacey, June Rachey Brindel, Rustin Larson, Michelle Demers, Robert Scotellaro, Mary Kay Rummel, Robin Lim, Alixa Doom.

Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 - Jun 30
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Distributors: 
Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com
Editorial Focus: 

We publish poetry that is imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest, and pushes the language to a deeper level of insight. We are all poets, and our books are artistically designed. As a cooperative press, we rely on the poets we publish to actively promote their books, send out review copies, and set up readings at bookstores, universities, and reading series.

Tips From the Editor: 

I love to see the transformation of experience into art, and art always requires a transformation. The best poems speak to body, mind, heart and soul. Be sure to include a SASE, as we like to make personal comments.

Contact Information
Diane Frank, Chief Editor
1563 - 45th Avenue
City: 
San Francisco,
State: 
California
Zip / Postal Code: 
94122
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: July 15, 2014

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