We don’t just publish prose poetry but also look for innovative collections of flash fiction, short lyric essays, and other hybrid forms. Should you feel your manuscript is a good fit for our series (at least 50 pages in length, with at least half of your pieces in a short prose form), please send a sample of 10 pages, double-spaced, in PDF format, to our editor, Robert Alexander, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you name the file as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Title.pdf. Please do not send your attachment in any other format than PDF.
The body of your email should be a cover letter of no more than 500 words with complete contact information, any relevant biographical or acknowledgment information, as well as notification of any simultaneous submissions. Should your work qualify for further consideration, we will ask you to submit the full manuscript at a later date.
An award of $1,000 will accompany publication by White Pine Press. There is no entry fee.
Before submitting, it's always a good idea to become familiar with the work we've published. Please enjoy a sample of work from books we've published:
You Are No Longer in Trouble, Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, 2019
Spring Phantoms, Robert Alexander, ed., 2018
Bright Advent, Robert Strong, 2017
Nothing to Declare, Robert Alexander, Eric Braun, & Debra Marquart, eds., 2016
To Some Women I Have Known, Re'Lynn Hansen, 2015
The Rusted City, Rochelle Hurt, 2014
Postage Due, Julie Marie Wade, 2013
Family Portrait: American Prose Poetry 1900-1950, Robert Alexander, ed., 2012
All of Us, Elisabeth Frost, 2011
Angles of Approach, Holly Iglesias, 2010
Pretty, Kim Chinquee, 2010
Reaching Out to the World, Robert Bly, 2009
The House of Your Dream, Robert Alexander & Dennis Maloney, eds., 2008
Magdalena, Maureen Gibbon, 2007
The Angel of Duluth, Madelon Sprengnether, 2006
Light From An Eclipse, Nancy Lagomarsino, 2005
A Handbook for Writers, Vern Rutsala, 2004
The Blue Dress, Alison Townsend, 2003
Moments Without Names, Morton Marcus, 2002
Whatever Shines, Kathleen McGookey, 2001
Northern Latitudes, Lawrence Millman, 2000
Your Sun, Manny, Marie Harris, 1999
Traffic, Jack Anderson, 1998
If you have questions about The Marie Alexander Poetry Series or the submission process, please use the form below or email our editors at email@example.com.