Rose Metal Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Subgenres:
Cross-genre, Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Carol Guess, Sean Lovelace, Adam Golaski, Loren Erdrich & Sierra Nelson, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Mary Miller, Elizabeth Colen, John Jodzio, Jim Goar, B.J. Best, Dinty W. Moore, Kelcey Parker, Gregory Robinson

Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Poetry collections
Formats: 
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Nov 1 - Dec 1
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
Distributors: 
Small Press Distribution
Editorial Focus: 

Founded in January of 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher whose mission is to produce beautiful books in hybrid genres, by which we mean short short stories, prose poetry, flash nonfiction, novels-in-verse, book-length linked narrative poems, image and text collaborations and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

Tips From the Editor: 

Please see our website for submission periods.

Contact Information
Kathleen Rooney, Editor
PO BOX 1956
City: 
Brookline ,
State: 
Massachusetts
Zip / Postal Code: 
02446
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: September 8, 2014

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