Shoe Music Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry
Representative Authors: 

Lyn Lifshin, Jessica Mannes, t.kilgore splake

Book Types: 
Chapbook
Formats: 
Paperback
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Editorial Focus: 

Shoe Music Press publishes poetry chapbooks, in addition to three magazines: Mastodon Dentist, Nefarious Ballerina, and Penny Ante Feud. We admire accessible but unusual poetry that speaks to the human experience. We're not so much into political agendas or propagating social myths, like when a piece of writing assumes we think a certain way when we do not (e.g. global warming). We're interested in personal viewpoints mainly, poetry that tells a story in a lyrical and fascinating way. 

Tips From the Editor: 

The best way to grab our attention is to send us a submission to one or more of our magazines. Then, perhaps, if we're particularly drawn to your work a book may be discussed. Unsolicited manuscripts can be considered but we may feel the need to charge you a modest reading fee. 

Contact Information
Gordon Purkis
2140 Newport Landing
2140 Newport Landing
City: 
Alpharetta,
State: 
Georgia
Zip / Postal Code: 
30009
Contact E-mail: 

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Last updated: November 7, 2013

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