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Drowning at the Pool Party for Lifeguards

Drowning at the Pool Party for Lifeguards visits the intersection of the broadly historical and the deeply personal, and explores how each works to inform the other. Mingling with poems about the Nazi resistance, World War I, and Civil War burials are verses about personal relationships both successful and otherwise, and a number of other subjects.


The author shed the skin of an Ohioan who went to church every Sunday as she moved from the heartland to Massachusetts, and then to North Carolina. She has traveled in all fifty states. Some of this questing spirit appears in the poems. They have an American feel, as they move from a Native American pueblo to the nation’s capital to a Southern quilt show. … (Poetry)


Vinnie peers into the mind of the sister overlooked by history, who kept the household going and defended Emily’s reputation against rumor and judgment. These poems, in part based on Vinnie’s 1851 diary, help to fill out her image and give her the role she deserves.


Until I Couldn’t is a moving and well crafted collection of poems expressing a longing to belong, to find a home. The poems invite the reader to join a world at times menacing, barren or lonely. Poems range from a childhood riddled with alcoholism and indifference through wrestling with meaning in a world with bumbling gods. The opening poem, “Moth-Hour,” sets the tone for the collection: “Miss Landon taught us the world/is round the world is flat/moth’s hearts fail/people fall off.” The poems describe what happens when “people fall off.”


Poets such as Beth Ann Fennelly have explored the evocative, transformative nature of motherhood, but where is the fatherhood companion? Sidney Thompson generously answers with You/Wee—eighteen poems addressed prayer-like to his first-born daughter.


Peacocks get attention. When people visit a park or zoo, these beautiful birds demand to be noticed. They puff out their chests and spread their glorious feathers for others to admire and envy. But do folks awed by the peacock stop to listen to other birds singing? Do park visitors even notice the calls of the grackles, cowbirds, starlings? Most likely, no. In Blackbird Songs, birds act as metaphor. We notice the peacocks; we listen to these showy folks and are dazzled by their physical beauty. But what about the blackbird? Isn’t there profundity and depth in her voice? Shouldn’t she be heard as well?


In exploring folk tales and myths, E. Doyle-Gillespie reaches for the elemental, the core existential pieces of what is means to be human. As much as he goes on explores frontiers and places that are hidden, he goes inside, digging around to see what happens as we come to grips with our fragility, our demons, our darkness.

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.


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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Green Submissions
Green Submissions is a free resource offered by Prolific Press to other publishers, or anyone that needs submission managing software.

Now everyone can accept submissions.

There are no ads, no fees, and no obligations. Free is free and signup is easy.

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Submission Manager V3.5
Submission Manager V3.5 is a submission managing software suite you host on your own domain. The software is privately branded and visitors never leave your website. This is the professional journal’s choice. Maintain your archives and protect the longevity of your data.

You buy the software once ($99) and own it forever.

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Hosting for Journals
Complete website hosting at subsidized pricing designed specifically for literary journals. Everything you need at one low price. Solutions come with our Submission Manager software and plenty of assistance. Supporting the literary community is part of our mission. Put us to work for you. Complete hosting is just $7.50/Month (For Literary Journals Only).Learn More…
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