Publisher's description: At Two Sylvias Press, we draw our inspiration from the poetic literary talent of Sylvia Plath and the editorial business sense of Sylvia Beach. Located in the Seattle area, we are an independent press that publishes the best-selling The Daily Poet and The Poet Tarot. We create award-winning books of poetry, memoir, essays, anthologies, and creativity tools for writers and artists. Two Sylvias offers a Chapbook Prize in the spring and The Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize in the fall. Our online retreats cater to writers who would like to generate new work with daily poetry prompts and creative inspiration.
Two Sylvias Press is known for an “out of the box” approach in terms of books, creativity tools, and business model. Our authors work closely with us in both the publication process and in marketing. We consider each book a collaborative effort as well as a work of art. Cecilia Woloch’s Earth is described by Terrance Hayes as “remarkable poems that are hymns and requiems; they are made of blood mixed with earth.” Appalachians Run Amok by Adrian Blevins is praised by Diane Seuss, “What did Dickinson say? That she knew it was poetry if she felt as if the top of her head was taken off? If that’s the standard, then hell yes this is poetry, and this is poetry that has lopped off my whole head and jammed me back into where and who I’m from.”
We are open to all forms of style as long as the writing is riveting, fresh, and through-provoking. We are equally committed to publishing emerging writers as well as those who are established. And, we are dedicated to our mission: great writing is good for the world.