I Am a Self-Published Poet

I confess--my two books of poetry are self-published. And it’s not because I have any disdain for traditional publishing--to date, I’ve had seventeen poems published by various print and online literature journals. I just couldn’t stand the thought of submitting my poetry manuscripts to several independent presses, waiting six months to a year to possibly receive a rejection slip, and have to start the process all over again. Self-publishing meant I would be in control, and that the responsibility for promoting my work would fall solely on me. And you know what? I’m fine with that. Fortunately, I found--after a lot of online research--a fantastic print-on-demand company, Wasteland Press, to

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