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April Open Reading Period

Alisa Heinzman—March 31, 2015

April is so near! Send us your full-length poetry manuscripts any day between April Fools’ Day and the 30th. We want to read your poems. We’re waiting. We can hardly wait. Read the submissions guidelines here and submit through Submittable.


Hajara Quinn—November 11, 2014

As a small independent press, the best way for anyone to financially support Octopus Books, is to purchase our books. Because we are trying to grow our press, by publishing 5 or more poetry titles per year, we could really use your help now more than ever. We are now offering both 1 year and Read More »

2014 Reading Period Selections

Alisa Heinzman—September 5, 2014

Octopus Books has finished reading all of our manuscript submissions from April, and after duking it all out, we’ve decided to publish Dan Hoy’s The Deathbed Editions in the summer of 2015. We chose Dan Hoy’s work from these finalists, every one of which we’d be more than proud to be the publisher of: 2014 April Reading Period Finalists:  Read More »

Cecily Iddings’ Everyone Here is here, everyone!

Alisa Heinzman—August 23, 2014

Cecily Iddings’ Everyone Here is now available for purchase. Last week, Cecily was the Brooklyn Poets Poet of the Week. Read an interview with her there. Read some poems from Everyone Here here and here and here.

Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears is Available for Purchase

Alisa Heinzman—July 8, 2014

We are thrilled to announce Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears is now available for purchase. Written over the past 35 years, Picasso’s Tears is an epic account of Wong May’s incisive, empathic, and visionary engagement with our strange and violent world. Politically inflamed and intensely personal, this fourth book of poems by Wong May marks the Read More »

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