OFF CUTS & LOOSE ENDS
Throughout 2018 we're hoping to use up our stacks of off-cuts and our piles of loose-end paper. What this means is we’re planning on producing a variety of publications from tiny chapbooks to postcards to bookmarks to broadsides or pamphlets.
Due to the size of some of these off-cuts, they won’t fit through our printers, meaning we’ll be hand-stamping and typewriting many of these publications. For this reason we’re going to mainly focus on minimalist poetry.
Think 'Haiku' but not the 5-7-5 variety (unless you're doing something wildly different from traditional haiku).
Think 'One-Word Poems' but try not to be too clever! We want one-word poems we can contemplate like haiku, or read in many different ways.
Think 'Minimalist Poems'. Have you read Nelson Ball, jwcurry, Lorraine Niedecker? We want short poems that expand the mind. Concise imagery. Pared-down verse. What's the most you can you say with the least words possible?
There's also a chance we might want to publish a little journal of hand-stamped poetry. We're waiting to see happens, and making it up as we go, so please have some flexibility.
Because of the nature of this project, each publication will be printed in a different print run… anywhere from 15-100 copies. For each publication the author will receive approximately 20% - 25% of the print run.
If you’re interested in submitting here are a few guidelines.
- For unsolicited submissions let us know why you think your work will fit with this project. Have you had your work published by Puddles of Sky Press before? Have you read any of our publications, or know the work of authors we’ve published?
- Please send up to 5 poems at a time. If we like what we read we’ll ask for more.
- In your email’s subject line please write: “Off Cuts & Loose Ends – "your name’”
- Allow 2-4 weeks for a response. If you haven’t heard from us in a month, feel free to follow up.
- Send submissions to email@example.com