The Lyric Field: The State of Indie Poetry Publishing Now & in the Future

115AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Saturday, March 26, 2022
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Established indie publishers White Pine Press, Ugly Duckling Press, MadHat Press, and BOA Editions discuss the ins and outs of the current sphere of independent poetry publishing. Topics willl include the manuscript selection process (including contests and open submissions), layout and design, PR, marketing, distribution, reviews, the real economics of running a successful poetry press, current trends and waves, technology, and the future.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP2022_Event_Outline_Draft.pdf



Marc Vincenz is publisher and executive editor of MadHat Press and publisher of New American Writing. His fifteenth collection of poetry is A Little Book of Earthly Delights. He has translated many Romanian-, French-, and German-language poets, including Herman Hesse Prize winner, Klaus Merz.

Dennis Maloney is the founding editor/publisher of White Pine Press, a nonprofit literary publisher founded in 1973. White Pine Press publishes poetry, fiction, and literature in translation from around the world. He is also a poet and translator. His most recent book is The Things I Notice Now.

Caroline Hagood

Kate Gale


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