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.
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Primary editor/Contact person
Abigail Beckel & Kathleen Rooney
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art
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
Nicelle Davis, Kelcey Parker Ervick, Anthony Michael Morena
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
1 - 3 months
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
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Small Press Distribution
Kindle, Nook, Kobo
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Number of Books Published per Year
Titles in Print
Average Print Run
varies, usually around 1500
67% Paperback, 33% Chapbook
Average Price per Book
Average Price per e-Book