FOR SUBMISSIONS TO OUR MAGAZINES, PLEASE GO TO RELEVANT MAGAZINE PAGE.
Indigo Dreams publishes around 35 full collections each year which we feel have a little something special to offer. The preferred maximum size is around 72 pages maximum including non-poetry pages. It is unlikely we will accept if considerably in excess of this.
Please do not send unsolicited manuscripts - submissions must be made using our Publishing Enquiry Form.
The completed forms are considered at regular Acquisitions Meetings and those of interest are contacted for the complete collection to be sent from which final decisions are made. You should not contact us until the collection is final and complete as no changes may be made to content once the submitted collection is received.
With a capacity just 2/3 published collections each month, both Indigo Dreams and the poet must be confident of achieving sales levels that will give a worthwhile return on time and outlay.
The majority of poetry sales come from the poet's own readings and contacts. Trade sales are generally insignificant compared to Mail Order and author sales. You MUST be prepared promote your collection to achieve maximum sales. It is unlikely we will consider a collection unless a level of success has been achieved in the poetry presses, so please do not submit until this has been achieved.
If you genuinely believe you have a collection that is worthy of publication, are willing to promote to achieve a good level of sales, then please send your complete collection as one document set in 10 point Palatino Linotype.
Please do not send if the collection is under consideration elsewhere or you have made simultaneous submissions.
Indigo Pamphlets are a maximum 36 pages, including non-poetry pages. They may be themed (preferred) or unthemed, but must all have something that sets them apart.
With just 2/3 pamphlets published each month, both Indigo Dreams and the poet must be confident of achieving sales levels that will give a worthwhile return on time and outlay.
If you have been published in the small poetry presses, have a level of success, a plan to promote your work and wish to be considered for publication by us, then please complete a Publication Enquiry Form. (We receive many submissions where poets are just starting out, have very few poems published. Sorry, but this are very unlikely to be accepted. Please consider submitting to poetry magazines to build a following.)
This form will give relevant information which will be considered at one of our regular Acquisitions Meetings.
Please send your complete pamphlet collection to us as one document set in 10 point Palatino Linotype, maximum 36 lines per page, excluding title but including breaks, and up to 30 pages. This should be sent as an attachment to your email. Do not include any poems that have previously been published in book form.
Our pamphlets are 21.6cm high x 13.8cm wide.
Please do not send if the pamphlet is under consideration elsewhere or you have made simultaneous submissions.
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