Poetic Matrix Press

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We are saddened by the recent loss of Francisco X. Alarcon and so pleased that we had the opportunity to publish him; Lyn Lifshin, Brandon Cesmat, Gail & Charles Entrekin, James Downs, Grace Marie Grafton, Leroy Moore, Kim Shuck, Tomas Gayton.
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
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Editorial Focus

Poetic Matrix Press was founded in the high mountain beauty of Yosemite in 1997 and has since grown into a press that is producing full-length books as fine as any that can be seen in any bookstore or library. We started by producing a newsletter of poetry and essays on the poetic experience. Then in 2000 we put out a nationwide call for manuscripts and published four manuscripts in chapbook format. Since 2001 we have published full length perfect bound books, including books by poets in New York, Virginia, Northern, Central and Southern California as well as Ireland, England and Korea.

Tips From the Editor

We are happy to look over good quality, well written poetry but we only publish 3-5 books per year. Please look over our titles to see the kind of work we publish before submitting. To a large extent we look for poetry that has turned the corner and gone from being caught in the wreak of one's life to a more Buddhist understanding. We look for poetry that gives us the experience rather than tells us about it. Please send individual poems in the body of an email for review.

Contact Information

John Peterson, Publisher
PO Box 1223
Madera, CA 93639
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Last updated: Jun 12, 2023