Sunday, December 8, 2013

Should I Include a "Cover" Letter with My Submission?



Dear Poet,

As the publishing industry becomes more refined, we find that getting published with larger presses is almost like applying for a job. Since those writers applied for that "position", editors understand that they all have the capability of writing. But it doesn't always mean that those editors are certain to "hire" all "applicants" because they are good writers. They do it because those writers also know how to present their works in the best light. Those writers followed the submissions guidelines like their lives depended on it.

It's good to learn to stand out in a crowd of other poets. Sometimes submitting a "cover" or query letter is the best way to stand out. But we don't feel poets should do that with our press. We believe that a poet's work should stand for itself.

In fact, if you submit a "cover" or query letter, we can guarantee you that we won't read it. We prefer to dig into the poet's work without an appetizer, especially so with a newbie poet. Discovering the depths of a poet's manuscript with an undiluted perspective is how we work best.

In short, it is up to you if you wish to include a query letter, but it may be best for you not to include it with your submission. It won't be read and we'd hate for you to waste all that effort.

Sincerely,

Editor-in-Chief

Friday, November 22, 2013

So...Do I Need an Agent to Submit to Stasia Press?




Dear Poet,

We first intended to write a long, drawn out letter about how we wanted to appeal to the underdog, how we think the industry favors established poets over newbies, and how we think the submission process should remain simplified. But that only leads to long sentences we all can't help editing to death. So we decided to keep things short and sweet.

In our opinion, literary agents are wonderfully talented people who champion the poet's talents and legal rights. However, they better serve poets who are more established. Poets have to build up their own reputation from the ground up to even get noticed by small publishers, presses, and literary magazines. Newbie poets have a hard enough time doing so. And it's equally challenging to do the same with literary agents.

But just because you already have a literary agent to represent you doesn't mean your submission is not welcome. Everyone is welcome to submit their manuscript to Stasia Press...when submissions are open.

In short, you don't need a literary agent to submit. But you do need to impress us with your talent. We can't wait to read your submissions during the open season.

Sincerely,

The Editorial Staff

Friday, October 4, 2013

Submissions Are Closed...


Dear Poet,

We'd like to thank you for take the time to compile your submission and presenting to us for our perusal. We appreciate your support in helping us make it through our first round of submissions. We hope to see more submissions from more poets next year.

Keep poetry alive.
Support the arts.
Write.

Sincerely,

N. Andreil Martin
Editor-in-Chief & Founder

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The New Ad



Dear Reader,

We've taken the time to create a calling card of sorts that will advertise when submissions are open. Don't know why it took so long BUT we are still tumbling the universe of getting things done.

We, as the staff, promise not to treat your submissions that way. We love getting lost in the pages of unpublished poetry. Yet it's kind of hard to do so when there aren't enough submissions.

So in an effort to spread the word, we've created this ad. Check back soon for the next one. And happy writing!

Sincerely,

The Editorial Staff of Stasia Press

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Submissions are OPEN!



Dear Aspiring Poet,

May 1st has come and gone, and now it's time for the Editorial Staff to prepare for an influx of submissions.

Challenge the staff, fellow writers, and submit your best works!

All the best,

The Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

May 1st is coming!!!



Dear Writer,

Since we are a fairly new press, many may wonder what we are looking for in a submission. What is our house style, our peculiarities, our preferences?

Honestly, we prefer to develop what we'd like to see published in a purely organic way. Whatever speaks to the soul and clarifies the human condition of present day life is something that we wish to explore. Though we seek innovative, thought-provoking works, we aren't looking to deliberately start the next literary movement. That is something decided by future historians looking back at today.

What we do want to do is expose newbie writers' works to the masses. We aspire to be the stepping stone of a poet's long-lasting career as a writer.

So be inktastic and submit your best works.

Sincerely,

Editor-in-Chief

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Day Draws Near...



Dear Writer,

Forgive the long bout of silence but now it is about to broken...

At 12 midnight on May 1st submissions will officially be open. So if you happen know someone who's looking to publish a chapbook, send them a head's up. And if you are the writer in question, put thy pen to paper and let the infinite space be filled with words. Everyone knows you can't fill up the space of infinity. But isn't fun to try?

So save a tree and e-publish with Stasia Press.

And make sure you don't submit early...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A press is (re)born...




Welcome to Stasia Press!


Our goal is to publish the underbelly of poetical and literary works...the stuff you can't find in your local bookstore because there aren't enough publishers in the world to put it on the shelves. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, then the poet or writer must be prepared to read at various readings in local areas (ultimately be the champion of your own work). Because contrary to Dickinson, once a word is said, it thrives in the brains of the audience. Death has no place here.

Poets and Writers, we dare you to submit...