Written by Emily Harstone August 14th, 2014

solid objects: Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

solid objects is a publisher of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction based out of New York. They were founded in 2010, since then they have published 9 books. Many are full length poetry publications but there are also three novellas and a play among the works that they have published. They are definitely a press interested in  publishing literary works

The books have compelling covers and the website aesthetic in general is good. They seem to be a small press that is working on becoming more established. It is nice to see a press publishing full length poetry manuscripts and not charging a reading or contest fee.

If you think your work might be a good fit for solid objects I would suggest buying a book first, the one that most intrigues you, and reading it. Then if you like the book, when submitting you can mention it in your cover letter. This often increases your chances of your manuscript receiving the attention you deserve, particularly when dealing with small presses.

It is interesting to me that most of the blurbs on the books are provided by established and respected poets, which implies that either the press or the poets that they publish are connected.

Manuscripts can be submitted through the mail or email. No other guidelines are provided by solid objects, however a cover letter is usually a good idea, even when it is not explicitly requested.

To learn more or to submit visit their website here.


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