poetry collections...


Founded in 2003, Steel Toe Books publishes
one to three single-author poetry collections per year.


Our authors have been featured on Garrison Keillor's radio program, "The Writer's Almanac," on Ted Kooser's newsletter, "American Life in Poetry," as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.


Our books have been reviewed in fine publications such as Harriet, The Briar Cliff Review, The Comstock Review, Cranky, Diner, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Midwest Book Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, Review Revue, Rhino, Small Press Review, and Verse.


Our books are professionally designed and printed. We read unsolicited submissions during advertised open reading periods only. Check the "Submit" page for updates.


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December 31, 2013

Results of September/October 2013 Open Reading Period

Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that we have offered a book contract to Christopher Citro of Liverpool, NY for his manuscript The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy. The book is scheduled for publication in the first quarter of 2015.

Honorable Mentions:

Everything We Think We Hear by Jose Angel Araguz

Shimmy by Don Boes

The Invention of Henry Ford by John Bradley

Expanse by Alejandro Escude

Mix Tapes and Photo Albums by Andrea Janov

Music from Small Towns by Al Maginnes

The Woman Who Married a Bear by Tiffany Midge

Tipped to the Ear by Laura Minor

The Four Ugliest Children in Christendom by Camille-Yvette Welsch

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