Next Page Press

Type Of Organization
(708) 323-6305
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
​Next Page Press is an independent publisher based in San Antonio, TX. We publish contemporary poetry that is alive in language, clear in voice, and that fosters new thinking about how we make meaning in our lives. We are drawn to poems attentive to both image and sound. Next Page is committed to publishing professionally designed, beautiful books that feel good in the hand. As a small press, we value community and collaboration and aim to build relationships with our authors and audiences. Next Page seeks writers who embrace working together to promote and create conversations around the books we publish. We hold a roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and work well with authors who actively take a role in getting word out about their books. We look for submissions from a diverse range of writers, and we will make inclusive decisions about the authors we publish. While open to new and emerging voices, Next Page is especially interested in working with poets looking for a home for a second or third book. First release: October 2021.

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Accounts made on FB, IG, and Twitter--not in use yet
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Laura Van Prooyen
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Submissions Policy
The first few titles will be solicited to build an aesthetic and catalog that represents the vision of the press. Next Page is particularly interested in supporting writers who are looking for a home for a second or third book of poems, though we will consider emerging voices. Once Next Page has a few titles out, I expect to have month-long open reading periods 1-2x a year.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
2 - 4 months
Author Payments
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
Anticipated 4/year
Titles In Print
Glow by Ann Hudson
Average Price Per Book
Next Page Press
Laura Van Prooyen, Publisher
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I started Next Page Press to create a publishing home for poets, particularly for those placing second and third books. I was surprised after my first book came out how challenging it was to find publishing homes for my subsequent collections.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Next Page Press, at the moment, is a true small press, primarily run by one person (me) with the help of an intern and occasional volunteers.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
If you're interested in Next Page Press, tell me what you like about the books we publish and why you think we are a good match. I'd also be interested to know that you feel comfortable with and motivated to promote your work.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Right now, titles come in by solicitation. I welcome email queries from BIPOC and LGBTQ writers at all times.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
I am interested in poems with precision, attention to language, and a sense of urgency.