White Violet Press

White Violet Press is a publishing company that aims to showcase the literary work of accomplished formalist poets. We look at unsolicited manuscripts year round. If you would like to see our taste in poetry, please visit our sister magazine The Orchards Poetry Journal. We expect authors to be widely published in magazines and journals. Please send a manuscript that includes close to ninety percent previously published poems.

Poets may submit 24-100 pages of poetry (to be published in a 6 x 9 glossy cover book).

All manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

Include in this order: Title page, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Poems, Biography. PLEASE do not use all caps in your titles. You may be asked to retype them.

Please do not insert page numbers but use page breaks between poems.

Poets should include their name and address in a cover letter. Please make sure to include an email address with your information along with a marketing plan.

We respond to manuscripts within fourteen days.

The manuscript must be previously unpublished in book form.

All submissions must be accessible to a general audience; we do not publish writing that is intentionally obscure. We do not publish poetry that contains religious rants, pornographic, or violent stories. Please avoid using offensive language.

We require a reading fee on all unsolicited manuscripts of $ 20.00. Include the PayPal receipt number in your cover letter.

Books retail at $14.00-17.00. They have an ISBN and have a listing at Amazon and Kelsay Books website.

We will pay 12% royalties on the retail amount of book sales from Amazon and our bookstore.

We are drawn to work that relies on robust and fresh imagery and metaphor. We love lyrical poetry. Our tastes are very eclectic; however, we may reject manuscripts with poems that require a unique set up. No experimental poetry, please.

How to submit: type your name in the subject line of your email. Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email, attach your document.

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