Willet Press is a poetry chapbook publisher.
We have two ways for a poet to get published. One is to enter the poetry chapbook contest. The other is to submit directly in an open reading and not participate in the contest.
This is what I'd like to see in a manuscript.
1) Follow the rules for either submission given in following pages.
2) I am interested in images in poetry. This does not mean totally surreal poems.
3) I like theme-related poems. Since a chapbook has limited pages, I like to see the poems connected by a theme.
4) Please don't take it personally if you aren't accepted. Decisions will be made using the limits I just set.
See the next couple of pages to learn about the chapbook contest, overall submission rules, how to submit a chapbook in open reading, and to see a list of my published manuscripts.
About the press:
The press is named after my ancestor, Col. Marinus Willet, a Revolutionary War hero. He knew Lewis and Clark, and when they went on their exploration they named a shorebird (logo above), the Willet, after my ancestor. The Willet makes a sound, "will-et, will-et", so that probably helped when naming the bird.
His role in the French And Indian Wars is mentioned in the Newbury Award winning book, The Matchlock Gun. During the Revolutionary War, my ancestor was the commander of a fort rescued by Gen. Benedict Arnold.