Jacar Press

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Genres Published: 
Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Humor, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Translation, War
Representative Authors: 
Anthologies - Mark Doty, Claudia Emerson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Thylias Moss, Marge Piercy, Chana Bloch, Rita Dove, Jim Daniels, Maxine Chernoff, Jamaal May, Stuart Dischell, Leanne O'Sullivan, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Joseph Millar, Afaa Michael Weaver, Fady Joudah, Zeina Hashem Beck, etc. Individual books - Gibbons Ruark, Betty Adcock, Lola Haskins, Gary Fincke, Jaki Shelton Green, Sandy Longhorn, Al Maginnes, Jeff Hardin, Debra Kaufman, Stephanie Levin, Sharon McDermott, Chera Miller, Kelly Michels, Maura High, Edison Jennings. Contest Judges to date - Dorianne Laux, Toi Derricote, Jamaal May, Chana Bloch, Betty Adcock, John Hoppenthaler, Stuart Dischell, Julie Suk, Denise Duhamel, Ricky Laurentiis.
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Jacar Press is a Community Active press publishing fine poetry from Pulitzer Prize winners to poets not yet known. Proceeds from all our publications will go to support progressive programs and organizations working to create positive change in their communities. We also sponsor free and low-cost community workshops and an annual Gathering of Poets that has featured writers like Carolyn Forche, Ilya Kaminsky, Marilyn Nelson, Li-Young Lee, etc.

Tips From the Editor

Query first. If not entering a contest, your best time to submit is several months after contest deadlines.

Contact Information

Richard Krawiec, Editor
6617 deerview trail
durham, NC 27712
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Last updated: Jun 22, 2022