Imaginary Friend Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Grace Bauer, Michelle Menting, Jeff Alessandrelli, J. Bruce Fuller, Patty Paine, Tom C. Hunley, Christopher Shipman, Ryder Collins, Thomas McGrath.

Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 - Aug 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Editorial Focus: 

To recognize that readers/lovers of poetry are the "imaginary friends" of poets, and to continue the dialogue between poets and readers by publishing affordable poetry collections. • To promote the well-crafted, socially relevant poetry of poets from a diverse array of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who are working class and/or outside of academia, GLBTQ, feminist, politically and socially engaged, of non-mainstream organized religions, experimental, etc. and legitimize their art. • IFP wishes to foster a literary community which is less hierarchical and more interactive.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please support presses (whether it is IFP or others). Please read submission guidelines.

Contact Information
Dan Nowak, Editor
312 1/2 Lenox Ave.
City: 
Pittsburgh,
State: 
Pennsylvania
Zip / Postal Code: 
15221
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: September 8, 2014

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