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August 23, 2006

Results of the Open Reading Period

Bowling Green, KY Steel Toe Books has acquired three new titles, which we plan to publish in 2007. We selected Prairie Fever by Mary Biddinger and Worthless by John Guzlowski from 111 manuscripts sent to us during our open reading period in June. Additionally, we solicited Bending Under the Yellow Police Tapes by James Doyle.


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June 2006

Open reading period
Steel Toe Books is holding an open reading period during the month of June 2006.

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May 4, 2006

Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce the publication of Ken Waldman's fifth full-length poetry collection, Conditions and Cures. "Full of poems that stand alone as consummate achievements, Conditions and Cures nevertheless coheres as a book about life-and-death verities, strategies for survival or triumph or at least coping gracefully. The comic is one of those strategies, and Ken Waldman is often at his most hilarious when he's addressing subjects another poet might murder with solemnity."

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April 8, 2006

Steel Toe Books selected Becoming the Villainess as its first solicited manuscript. We at Steel Toe Books agree with Ilya Kaminsky, winner of the prestigious Whiting Writer's Award and the Dorset Prize, when he states that 'in this splendidly entertaining debut, Jeannine Hall Gailey offers us a world both familiar and magical.... The wild and seductive energy in this collection never lets one put the book down... Her delivery is heart-breaking and refreshing, so the poems seduce us with the sadness, glory and entertainment of our very own days. Propelled by Jeannine Hall Gailey's alert, sensuous and musical gifts, the mythology becomes our own.'


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