Blue Light Press

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Genres Published: 
Flash Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, Rustin Larson, Kim Addonizio, Mary Kay Rummel, Philip Dacey, June Rachey Brindel,Daniel J. Langton, Robert Scotellaro, Robin Lim, Christopher Seid.
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Feb 28
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Ingram, Barnes&, Amazon

Editorial Focus

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

Tips From the Editor

A book is ready for publication when you're proud of every page. We love to see the transformation of experience into art, and we especially enjoy poems that are larger than the poets who wrote them. The best poems speak to body, mind, heart and soul. Be sure to include a SASE, as we like to make personal comments. Our anthology, River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century, showcases more than 100 poets we deeply admire. This book was a #1 bestseller on Amazon.

Contact Information

Diane Frank, Chief Editor
PO Box 150300
San Rafael, CA 94915
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: May 04, 2023