Moon Pie Press

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Jack McCarthy, Tom Moore, Marcia Brown.  Includes two Portland Poet Laureates and the Portsmouth, NH Poet Laureate.
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
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
Sell from website, independent bookstores, some libraries

Editorial Focus

In general, we are looking for a poetry collection that has at least three poems that have been published before.  Book can be 40-100 pages long.  Poems should be in final form. Publication history can be summarized in cover letter. Please send inquiry email first.  We know how hard it is to get a poetry book published and we have to turn down at least 10-20 manuscripts for each one we accept.  

Tips From the Editor

Please, no all-rhyming poetry, religious poetry, children's poetry, or a collection of only political poetry.  I recommend reading some of our sample poems on the website or buying some Moon Pie Press books to get an idea of what kinds of poetry we publish.  In general we like accessible, well-crafted poems.

Contact Information

Alice Persons, Editor and Publisher
16 Walton Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Jun 14, 2022