Button Poetry

See writers who are published by this small press
Genres Published: 
BIPOC Voices, Experimental, Feminist, LGBTQ Voices, Young Adult
Representative Authors: 
Danez Smith, Neil Hilborn, Mahogany L Browne, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Sierra DeMulder
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Reading Period: 
Nov 15 to Jan 5
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
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Editorial Focus

Button Poetry values energy and voice and force, work that crosses borders or effaces them completely, work that enters into larger social conversations, work that lives in the world, work with calloused hands and a half-empty stomach. They think poetry is and ought to be part of everyday life and culture.

Tips From the Editor

Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length (twenty to thirty pages) manuscript of poetry using our online submission manager. The manuscript, in one PDF file, should include: a title page with the title of the book only (no contact or identifying information about the author), a table of contents page, and the text itself. Include, in the Cover Letter section of our submission manager only, a brief letter with the title of your work and your contact info, as well as a brief bio. Your name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the manuscript. (Note: if your name appears in a poem, change it / falsify it / cut the poem—if your name appears anywhere in the manuscript, your entry will be disqualified.)

Contact Information

Sam Van Cook, Founder and President
2855 Anthony Lane South
Suite 225
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 22, 2024