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Share Your Favorite Small Press Book: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What is your favorite small press book? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

This post announces our latest From Our Readers question: What is your favorite small press book? Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

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Our upcoming April issue will feature small presses for writers. As a result, we would love to know what our readers' favorite small press books are. For instance, one of my semi-recent favorites is the poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Kaveh Akbar, published by Alice James Books. I enjoy every poem, and some still take my breath away.

Our formal question: What is your favorite small press book?

Small presses are those that aren't tied to the big publishers like Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and Harlequin obviously. But the smaller the better.

We're interested in all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's. So include the book title, author, publisher, and what you like about the book.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Provide an answer to the question "What is your favorite small press book?" in the comments below.
  • Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
  • Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Deadline for commenting this time around is January 31, 2020.
  • Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders #BestSmallPressBooks.
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