River River Books

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
MISSION Our mission is straightforward: to publish two amazing poetry books a year and get those books to as many readers as possible. VISION We aim to build a patient, caring, engaged press that is financially self-sustaining, whose authors feel seen and supported, and whose books are read, reviewed, and respected. VALUES poetry as a means of connection and community clear, transparent communication with our authors through every step of the acquisition, editorial, publishing, marketing, and distribution processes books that are designed with care and attention to detail a thoughtful, respectful, hands-on editorial process. accessible and inclusive practices that make a space for a diverse range of voices

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Han VanderHart
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Submissions Policy
Submission Guidelines: Cover Letter: Include a brief, professional bio and tell us a bit about yourself and your vision for your book Manuscript Length: 48-80 pages (can be longer/shorter, but this is our ballpark preference) in 11-12pt, legible font Formatting: title page (with name and address), table of contents, acknowledgement list for individual poems, and page numbers Visuals/media/graphics? YES—provided poet owns the rights/common domain/falls under fair use Submitter must be a U.S. Resident at this time Manuscript as a whole must be original and previously unpublished, including ebooks Manuscript must be mainly English language; majority or full translation manuscripts not accepted at this time, but you can query editors if you have questions about your manuscript’s relationship to translation Pay-what-you-can reading fee, accepted via Paypal. Recommended $10-$20, but please feel free to submit without reading fee. All manuscripts read with the same attention by both editors Simultaneous submissions welcome, please notify editors immediately upon acceptance elsewhere Disclaimer: If a manuscript contains rampant racism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, or otherwise objectionable content, the editors reserved the right to discontinue reading.
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
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Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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