Rose Metal Press, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.
In observing the literary community, we have seen that many writers are doing fruitful and exciting work in these hybrid genres, but they have limited opportunities to publish that work because few commercial publishers accept such submissions due to concerns with classification and marketability. Our mission is to focus on supporting these transgressive and unusual works, thereby helping to expand the field of publishing, as well as the range of opportunities open to authors.
Founded in January 2006 by Abigail Beckel and Kathleen Rooney, Rose Metal Press plans to put out three beautifully produced titles per year. We also sponsor readings and events to promote our books, hybrid genres, and the independent literary community.
Rose Metal Press is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our primary source of funding is through grants and personal contributions. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support our literary mission.
About the Founders:
Abigail Beckel has worked professionally in publishing for more than seven years at publishing houses such as Pearson Education, Beacon Press, and Blackwell Publishing. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in 13th Moon, Rainbow Curve, and Family Matters: Poems of Our Families (Bottom Dog Press, 2005). She received her MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in 2005.
Kathleen Rooney's first nonfiction book is Reading With Oprah, (University of Arkansas Press, 2005), which will be released in an updated paperback edition in 2008. Her second nonfiction book, Live Nude Girl, will be published by University of Arkansas Press in 2009. Something Really Wonderful, a chapbook of collaborative poetry with Elisa Gabbert, is available from dancing girl press, and a full-length collection called That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness is forthcoming from Otoliths Books in 2008. Her essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Gettysburg Review, and Ninth Letter, and her criticism appears regularly in Contemporary Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review and Octopus.
Rose Metal Press would like to acknowledge the invaluable help of the following people: