Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Now in our 16th year, Slate Roof Press is member-run and committed to publishing the best new voices in poetry with a focus on Massachusetts and regional poets. Each poet works with our member/master letterpress printer Ed Rayher to design their books, which feature letterpress covers, local artwork, special papers, and hand-sewn bindings. We are also focused on the collaborative process among our members. Membership requires a three-year work commitment, with an average of 8-10 hours of work per month, including a monthly business meeting. Typical member tasks include reviewing manuscripts, managing consignment accounts and mailing lists, printing and assembling books, editing and design, accounting, promotion, and readings.
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Catherine Stearns, Anna M. Warrock, Amanda Doster
We accept submissions during our yearly Chapbook Contest/Elyse Wolf Prize competition. (We are fortunate to have Elyse Wolf who has generously supported our contest and our press. Our reading fee is $10/submission; this year we are offering a sliding scale in support of poets who are under financial hardship. On rare occasions we have also considered unsolicited manuscripts.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
2 - 5 months
annual Slate Roof Press Chapbook contest/Elyse Wolf Prize
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