Six Ft. Swells Press

Genres Published: 
Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry
Representative Authors: 
Todd Cirillo, Julie Valin, Matt Amott, Amber Decker, Maddie Levy, Will Staple.
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

Six Ft. Swells Press publishes and celebrates After-Hours Poetry—a modern poetry movement known for its concise structure and unbridled confessional style in presenting the language and experiences of the everyperson. Common themes found in this genre are: taverns, music, cocktails, broken hearts, first kisses, Saturday nights out on the town, Sunday morning blues, road stories, parties and celebratory happenings…and the simple, unexpected moments that present themselves to the poet.

Tips From the Editor

We would like to see poetry that makes us: chuckle, turn up the radio in the background, stand up and yell “Hell Yeah!”, remember fondly when it happened to us, take you out for a beer, dance the night away, and share with our nextdoor neighbors how fun and accessible poetry can be in the After-Hours poetry genre. We do not accept or enjoy rhyming poetry, personal journal entries, or rants–political, war, death, or otherwise. We are all about seeking celebration and finding beauty--no matter how raw-- in the themes listed above.

Contact Information

Todd Cirillo, Co-Publisher, Editor
New Orleans, LA 70116
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Sep 03, 2018