November 24, 2008
Steel Toe Books Selects a Manuscript from its First-Ever Open Reading Period for Predominately Formal Verse
Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our October open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of Domestic Fugues by Richard Newman. We did receive a number of excellent manuscripts, and as usual, we agonized and argued over the decision. We would like to make honorable mention of the following manuscripts: Ice-Cream Vigils by Philip Dacey; The Space of Whether God Exists by Amy Newman; Hart Island: Poems by Ned Balbo; Nothing More Happens in the 20th Century: Haiku Dangers by Gary Hothan; My Body, Torn from Me by Anna Evans; The Breakthrough Ladder by Steven Reese; and From a Winter House: Ghazals, Haiku, and Renga by Jay Leeming. If we had the resources (money, time, and manpower), we would want to publish all of those.
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