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, Speculative Poetry, Translation, War
Representative Authors: 
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, 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
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response 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 their publications will go to support progressive programs and organizations working to create positive change in their communities. They also sponsor free and low-cost community workshops and an annual Gathering of Poets, which  has featured writers like Diane Seuss, Carolyn Forche, Ilya Kaminsky, Marilyn Nelson, Li-Young Lee, Leila Chatti, etc.

Tips From the Editor

Query first. If not entering a contest, your best time to submit is several months after contest deadlines. Since we often publish finalists from our contests, entering those is the best path to follow for publication.

Contact Information

Richard Krawiec, Editor
6617 Deerview Trail
durham, NC 27712
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Last updated: Feb 22, 2024