Auburn, AL

(334) 728-2071

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Find Your Favorite New plains press author

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Poets

Marion Deutsche Cohen, Jeremy Downes, Holly Dunlap, Melissa Dickson Blackburn (Jackson), Kelly Jolley, Travis McCullers, Jimmie Ray Pennington, Emily Elizabeth Schulten (see bottom of the site), Al Shoaf, Johnny Summerfield, Carey Scott Wilkerson, and Crystal Jenkins Woods.


A few of our poets have published twice with us, so search the page for more than one title in these cases. 

Fiction

John Cull, John McCluskey, Carroll Taylor, and Lee Tyler Williams


As you can see we need more works of fiction.

Creative Non-fiction/Academic

Hybrid works

CONTESTS

We currently have a contest for the best Hybrid Work to include poetry and micro-fiction and the theme is Place (and maybe you inhabit a place or maybe you are a visitor). I would suggest reading Richard Hugo's A Triggering Town for inspiration. The reading fee for the contest is $10, and the winner gets published. The deadline is 31 August 2019. Pay your fee just below. 

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CREATE SOMETHING

Contest for a Hybrid Work

$10.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Pay $10 to have your manuscript read for the Hybrid Contest of Poetry and Micro-fiction with the theme of Place (Imagined or Real). Send your manuscript to publisher@newplainspress.com, and include your payment confirmation number. 

About Us

What's your interest?

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We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. We are not a vanity press, so your book will be read for quality (not meaning grammar, as we can fix grammar and spelling) of the story or play or poem itself. The house rules dictate appropriate books for the press. We do not charge thousands for x number of books. You make money when we make money. Let's talk more about this. Email me at publisher@newplainspress.com.

Get Excited!

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We publish your book to Amazon (to include Amazon Europe), and many other online bookstores will also carry your title. We can arrange for your book to be placed into local bookstores for readings. We will send your book to contests if we think you have a chance at winning. You can send your book to contests. We will request newspapers and other media to announce publication. We can help you setting up readings if you are so inclined. If a person requests your title in a public or private library, we will work with that library to get your book placed. All we ask for is that you show some vested interest in getting your work out there. No one can represent you, like you. 

What Next?

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Most of our authors' books have blurbs from experts in the writing world. We are blessed to have such talent published with us, and we do not take this for granted. If you are a new writer, do not feel intimidated in any way. The best writer I ever read, and I said, EVER read, was a convenience store clerk, and I do not believe she had a college education. College does not equal great writer. Writing might be a God-given talent given to some, but it  is also a skill that must be practiced, meaning it can be learned by the author and perfected by the author, and further perfected by the editor and publisher. But anyone can do it. And you aren't alone. A small press means more personal service.


But, I also feel that everyone has more than one story to tell. I can assist you in understanding that. 

Goings On

Jimmie Ray Loves To Read

Jimmie Ray Pennington, author of My Kentucky is getting word out. He has had two awesome readings.

Jimmie Ray Pennington, author of My Kentucky, has had two successful readings so far and is listing several places he wants to see his book. Jimmie is also a visual artist. I find his work as good if not better than Wendell Berry's poetry. 

Sicily Summer Workshops

A plate of seafood pasta.

We didn't get enough interest in the Sicily program for it to run, so we have decided to cancel the 2019 Sicily Workshops. We are not sure whether we will ever offer it again. We will have to wait and see. Thanks to those interested. 

Find time to write

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It takes so little time to write a few pages, so take the time in the morning after Bible study, or in the evening before you turn in, to sit down and simply write. There's a thing that happens from that action. The words may need further attention later on when you get some real time, but you have words on a page. Poems are fashioned out of scrap word lying around. Right? 

Whats coming up?

Ro Ro Morse protecting herself.

Tony DePaul of Philadelphia has written a series of stories about Ro Ro Morse, Philadelphia's finest detective, and is she ever busy fighting the scum that populates the cavities of the dark-side of this city in this crime noir that is sure to be a winner. We are currently editing the text and getting it ready for your reading. Keep this author in mind. He published Reflexions with us, now available under Hybrid Works. 

Keeping a blog

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They say that an author who keeps a blog does better on sales and on generating opportunities to share work. That's what it's all about. Learn how to blog. 

New media

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Make sure you're telling people about New Plains Press every time you use new media. Also get some cards, and when you meet someone (though most writers are shy, they say) hand them a card and be proud of calling yourself a writer. 

OUR very first book

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First book ever published by new plains press

Our very first author was Emily Elizabeth Schulten who lives and teaches in the Keys. She will represent her book at a conference very soon, showing that she is still very active as a writer. The first book will always be special to New Plains Press. Order just below. 

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Our First Ever Book offered

Rest in Black Haw

$16.95

($2.99 shipping)

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A great start for New Plains Press was the poetry collection by Emily Elizabeth Schulten. Order your copy today to help us celebrate more than 10 years as a press. Not available in Alabama. 

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Auburn, Alabama, United States

(334) 728-2071

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