What's No Chair Press?
No Chair Press Blog Updates Here
No Chair Press will concentrate on publishing poetry chapbooks written in traditional rhyme and meter by contemporary women poets. As editor, I'm looking for a strong use of rhyme and meter and I'm particularly happy to see sonnet collections, villanelle sequences, and use for traditional French forms such as the rondeau. If you write free verse, this is not the press for you to submit to--(while I love and appreciate free verse and write a lot of it myself)--No Chair Press will have a particular focus on chapbooks of formal, metered verse.
Watch this site for guidelines to submit a manuscript during our October 2017 reading period! We'll have a call for manuscripts on this site, as well as through CRWROPPS, the Creative Writers Opportunities List, which I curate.
Our second book has been commissioned by Allison Joseph!
I am happy to announce No Chair Press's second book, a chapbook by Elisabeth Meyer entitled "The Word B-I-R-D." Lis and I are working on bringing out this bright and beautiful collection by October 2017, right when our first chapbook contest opens. I've known Lis since she was my student at SIU, and when I thought about a second chapbook to personify what I want No Chair Press to represent, I thought of Lis's lucid and beautiful poems. Watch this website for more on Lis's book!