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February 24, 2010

Steel Toe Books Flies High with My Father’s Kites

Bowling Green, KY—Steel Toe Books is thrilled to announce the launch of our latest title, My Father’s Kites, by Allison Joseph of Carbondale, Illinois. This marks Joseph’s sixth full-length publication, and we believe that My Father’s Kites will welcome as much critical acclaim as her previous titles – if not more.


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August 7, 2009

Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2009 poetry book prizes.


Guest Judge Denise Duhamel, the 2009 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Western Kentucky University, selected MONEY FOR SUNSETS by Elizabeth J. Colen as winner of the Judge's Prize.  In her judge's citation, which will serve as a foreword for the book, Duhamel had the following to say about Colen's haunting sequence of prose poems:  'If I were Colen's agent, I'd pitch these poems to a movie producer as 'David Lynch meets Gertrude Stein.'


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March 3, 2009

Results of the January Open Reading Period

Steel Toe Books has selected My Father's Kites by Allison Joseph from fifty-six manuscripts submitted during the press's most recent open reading period.  We would like to make honorable mention of the following manuscripts:  Where I Stood Stranded by Sally Wen Mao; In Thailand It Is Night by Ira Sukrungruang; My Earthbound Eye by Alejandro Escud'; The Ghost of Cesar Chavez by David Dominguez; There, There by George Higgins; Indian Blues by Sanka Roy; Automedon Struggles by D.N. Muranaka; and Cyrillic Letters by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer.


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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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