Ten Questions on Publishing – Nate Pritts

Over at Nic’s.

Stuff I like in his answers:

8. Complete the following sentences: Big-name poetry publishers are….. out of touch with what’s truly exciting about contemporary poetry.

9. Small- and micro-presses are… too uncertain of the vital role they play & need to be more aggressive in seeking innovative ways to distribute & market poetry.

10. Describe the ideal relationship with a publisher and the relationship with a publisher from hell.

The ideal relationship with a publisher would involve trust – they demonstrate their trust in you as an artist by committing to you – through some kind of long-term contract, through marketing efforts, through etc. Consequently, you trust in them to do right by you & your work, thus freeing you to keep doing what you wanted to do in the first place: write. 

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