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Rose Metal Press
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (703) 869-8737
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Founded in 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Abigail Beckel & Kathleen Rooney
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
  • Focus
    Literary work in hybrid genres including prose poetry, flash fiction, text/art works, novellas-in-flash, and novels-in-verse.
  • Recent Awards Received
    National Endowment for the Arts grant, New England Book Show design awards, ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year, IPPY awards
  • Representative authors
    Nicelle Davis, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Anthony Michael Morena
  • Submissions policy
    Please see our website to learn when we are accepting manuscript queries. http://www.rosemetalpress.com/Submit/Submit.html Open reading periods vary. See website for details. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    1 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, copies
  • Contests
    The annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest runs each year from November 1st through December 1st. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    Small Press Distribution
  • E-distributors
    Kindle, Nook, Kobo
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
    varies, usually around 1500
  • Format (%)
    67% Paperback, 33% Chapbook
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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