Call for Guest Posts…

Good afternoon everyone!

As many of you already know, March will be a challenging month for me in terms of reading and blogging since the little one will soon be with us, so I wanted to get prepared.

As a result of brainstorming, I came up with an idea to feature independent publishers on Savvy Verse & Wit in March.  March is going to be Independent and Small Press Month here at the blog.

What I’m looking for:

1.  Guest posts either from the publishers and/or their publicists about their small presses and why the continue to struggle against the mass market producers (i.e. is it a passion for a particular book, local authors, or something more).

2.  Guest reviews from book bloggers about a great book from an independent publisher or small press, including information about the press and whether they’ve read other books by that publisher.

While it would be great to feature some poetry book reviews and publishers, I will be more open minded!  If you want to review some poetry or know a small press that publishes poetry and wants to contribute, please have them contact me.

OK, that’s it.  What do you think?  Are you game?  I want to fill up every day in March, so please send in your date requests early.

***Also, if anyone has ideas about linkable buttons/banners for the month-long event, please email me. ***


  1. I’ve been referred here by Kate (just above, of Candlemark & Gleam). My first full poetry collection is through Flipped Eye Publishing (UK), and my current and forthcoming chapbooks are both through Maverick Duck Press (US). If you’d like a poet’s perspective on what it’s like being published through small/independent presses, I’m certainly game (but it looks like you have quite a number of volunteers already, so if you’re full up, that’s fine)

  2. Hi there!

    I’m Kate, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Candlemark & Gleam, an independent publisher of fantastika – science fiction, fantasy, and more. I’d love to do a guest post for you, at any point in March. We’ve got our first serial novel coming out in March, so I could do a post on the weird ideas and vintage models that small publishers are trying out these days, or really on any topic you’re interested in – why we do what we do, what to ask a small publisher if you’re looking to go with a small press, why small presses are more likely to make the transition into the new publishing realm than the big guys, why the small press revolution is good news for readers…sky’s the limit!

    Just let me know what you might be interested in!

    Also, you might be interested in doing something on Maverick Duck Press (http://www.maverickduckpress.com/) or Flipped Eye (http://www.flippedeye.net/) – they’re both extremely good small presses that do some fabulous chapbooks and poetry collections.

  3. Hi, I’m the intern at the Porcupine’s Quill, a small literary publisher based in Erin, Ontario. We’d love to offer up a guest post – at any time of the month in March, so long as you let me know!

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

  4. Kimberlee Williams, Managing Editor says

    We’re Vanilla Heart Publishing and we’d love to do a guest post the last week of March.

    Thanks, Kimberlee Williams

  5. Jennifer Flescher says

    Hi — I’d be happy to do a day — or two.
    I’d like to do it at the end of the month, if that’s ok.
    I could do a small press book review or two — maybe with a short author or publisher interview attached…

  6. I do book reviews and author interviews and I am also the editor at a small press. Would like to get in on this. I also had my first book publication through a small press very recently (not the one I’m editing for) and have an idea for a: What Not to Do and Questions You Must Ask for first time publishers.
    Melanie L. Moro-Huber´s last blog post ..A Reading List for the Egypt Crisis – NYTimescom

  7. Hi Serena,
    I would certainly be willing to do as many posts as you need on the poets we publish at Tightrope Books (I’m the publisher), and also on our yearly anthology The Best Canadian Poetry in English.
    Also if anyone would like to review one of our poetry books, just let us know the title and we can send a review copy out.
    Thanks so much for the great review of Open Slowly!
    Halli Villegas, publisher, Tightrope Books

  8. Paul Rix [aka Timothy Pilgrim] says

    I am a fiercly indepentant author, generally VERY anti a lot of the ‘big boys’ and the way they have ‘stitched up’ authors over the years. I am from the U.K. so this will be the veiw from this side of the pond. It has got to the point over here were ‘Indies’ are beginning to fight back.
    All the best Paul Rix [oldgeezer]

  9. I’ll do one or two, maybe something about poetry. We can discuss it.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Review- Darcy and Fitzwilliam by Karen V Wasylowski

  10. My first visit to your blog, and I must congratulate you on the upcoming arrival. I would love to take one of your open days. I could do two books by the same publisher – one a creative nonfiction written by a friend and one a collection of poetry sent by her publisher when he sent me her proof copy. Let me know.

  11. I’m game! I really don’t pay much attention to the publisher, but I do have one book that I really enjoyed that was published by Infinity Publishing, which is a company that assists an author to self-publish. Does this quality? If not I will keep looking.
    Sandy´s last blog post ..Lake of Dreams – Kim Edwards


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