Big Yes Press is powered by volunteer writers focused on producing books that speak to our places, people, and times. Since 2012, BYP has one to two books in motion at any given time. Started in the spirit of a cooperative, with an eye on fairness, BYPs offers its authors editorial, production and 100% of the book sales revenue. We are interested in poetry, graphic poetry, and short story collection submissions.
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Primary editor/Contact person
Paula C. Lowe
Recent Awards Received
Several poets are poet laureates of their cities and/or counties. There are also award winners and finalists in the mix.
Caroline Goodwin, L. I. Henley, Enid Osborn
Before query, a writer would be best to have an ordered manuscript ready. The query provided a synopsis, bio, and 3-5 representative poems or 3-5 pages of short story. Should the work perk our interest, we will ask for the manuscript and begin a conversation to decide how BYP can serve you. We strive to give a response to those who submit to BYP within a month. Writers who send submissions in batches to many presses should learn about BYP before submitting. (See website for details)
varies from book to book. Three core plus guest editors.
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BYP has two books in motion for the coming year
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