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Dirty Handed Graspings by Ed Ahern

Dirty Handed Graspings is wide-ranging sample of Ed Ahern’s poetry- wry, humorous, and deeply empathetic to the vagaries of our existence.

Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over two hundred stories and poems published so far, and four books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors.

The Rock in the Middle of the Road by Edward D. Miller

The Rock in the Middle of the Road describes a series of encounters: with new places and uncovered memories; the politics of the moment and the legacy of history; and falling in love in the here and now. Set in Brazil, Argentina, France, New York City, Cape Cod, and in the virtual homeland of a remembered childhood, Miller’s poems ask the reader to disembark from the ordinary. On this journey, the reader attends to the rhythms of phrases and the playfulness of words. Also, one is called to pay attention to the details in a cityscape or a seascape, suggesting different ways to measure distance and nearness.

DEEP FAHRENHEIT BY AMY GORDON

Deep Fahrenheit portrays the process of growing up. In the opening poem, a woman in feudal times stands in a field under the stars and feels the turning of the earth beneath her feet and senses for the first time that she is not the center of the universe and that she is connected to all things. In the final poem, a contemporary woman standing outside at the end of a day, also feels the earth’s turning, and senses not only her own death but the gradual extinction of all things. These poems sing from start to finish!

THE IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER BY ALAN HUMASON

Alan Humason’s poetry examines the lives of ordinary people through a narrative exploration of every day events—dating, doing work, driving home, walking outdoors, loving—knowing that honest epiphanies can spring from the most modest of pastimes and contacts. He aims to be insightful and empathetic about the human condition in clear, vivid, evocative language. Taking an observant story-teller’s point of view, rarely writing in the first person, Humason quickly crafts engaging tales that pulse with character, a sense of place, and deeper meanings.

FINAL ARRANGEMENTS BY MICKEY J. CORRIGAN

In this short collection of easy to read poetry, Mickey J. Corrigan explores burial practices around the globe. Why be buried in the same old way when you might choose to follow Japanese tradition and allow your family to pick through your ashes to retrieve your bones? Or you can opt for a final party like they do in Mexico, honoring the dead with lively music, food and drink. You could ask your beloved to dance with your old bones, an ancient practice in Madagascar.

DRIVING AROUND, LOOKING IN OTHER PEOPLE'S WINDOWS BY CL BLEDSOE

Driving Around, Looking in Other People’s Windows is a poetry collection about a marriage falling apart in the face of illness and debt. Two young, idealistic poets try to move past the difficulties of their childhoods to make a life together, but good intentions aren’t the same as good plans.

Prolific Press Journals

Prolific Press publishes 8 respected literary journals. Each journal publishes different literature, and each has a different flair, but all of them have some things in common:

  • Readers love our journals!

  • Literary works are hand-selected.

  • Inclusion is competitive.

  • Only the best works are published.

Poetry Quarterly

Everyone’s favorite poetry journal continues to publish beautiful issues year after year.

Inwood Indiana

The smallest press in the world. Celebrating poetry and fiction set in small towns and shrouded in all things eccentric.

Three Line Poetry

Celebrating the amazing art of three line poems. What can a poet say in three lines? See for yourself.

Haiku Journal

American Haiku at its best! Haiku Journal celebrates the constrained form (5/7/5). The poems are as amazing as the poets themselves.

Jitter Press

Guaranteed to scare the hell out of you! Jitter publishes poems and stories of horror from all over the world.

Dual Coast Magazine

A contemporary mix of all things new and revisited. Stories, poetry, recipes, articles and more.

50 Haikus

The serious poetry journal with a funny name! 50 Haikus celebrates all forms of haiku from around the world.

Tanka Journal

The journal that swoons new life into tanka poetry. Celebrate this cherished poetry form with us.
 

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International Chapbook Series
The Prolific Press Chapbook Series celebrates the tradition of chapbooks by offering a publication venue intended to support writers. Chapbooks are usually short collections of poetry, but might also be used for short stories or plays.

 

Traditionally, chapbooks provide a sampling of a writer’s voice. Chapbooks are unique offerings that are interesting and pleasurable to read.

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Book Publishing
Prolific Press is now accepting full-length poetry, fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts for book publishing (no sample chapters please).

 

Decisions are based on several factors including the market for similar books at the time of distribution, and the features of the book including quality, size, and genre. Emerging authors are OK.

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