About Jacar Press

Publishing Full-Length Collections, Chapbooks, Anthologies, and Limited Edition Collectible Book Art

Jacar Press believes that writing still matters.

Although at times we seem to be living in a post-print era, the need for the written word, the ideas, emotions, and beauty only a poem, story, essay, or novel can convey, is greater than ever. We seek to support writers who offer their unflinching vision of the world.

At Jacar Press we believe that writers should be treated with respect and dignity. Writers and publishers should be allies, not antagonists, working together with each other. A writer’s job is to witness the world, and share that witness. This work is difficult and essential. A publisher’s job is to bring that work to readers.

Jacar Press also believes that the business of writing can, and should, be a positive force in communities. For example, proceeds from our first publication of 2010, The Sound of Poets Cooking, an anthology of poems and recipes, will fund writing workshops in underserved communities.

All our publications will address similar needs.

One – an online magazine.

Jacar Press also publishes an award-winning online magazine, One. Poets may submit one poem for consideration per issue.  There is no fee to submit.  Our contributors have included poets who have won the Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, been National Book Award finalists. Writers from Nigeria, Ireland, Costa Rica the U.S. and elsewhere. For more details go to  http://one.jacarpress.com/

In addition to publishing books, a magazine and serving communities, Jacar Press offers low-cost online classes for writers, as well as Community Writing Workshops. We sponsor an annual award, The Julie Suk Award, for the best book of poetry published by a literary press.  Check out our Submissions page for information on publishing opportunities.