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.
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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.
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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