Behind the Scenes

New Logo

New Logo

After something like 12 years, Publishing Genius has an all new logo. The campfire is for relaxing with a good book.

Dan Brady’s poetry “Subtexts”

Dan Brady’s poetry “Subtexts”

Subtexts is a poetry collection that finds the language within language and examines how layers of meaning add and subtract from each other. Brady explores an entirely new way to “write” erasure poetry.

A Book Is Born #1

A Book Is Born #1

And now every other week we’re going to send you one of these emails, letting you know how things are going. On January 17th I’ll tell you about the editing process, and after that we’ll unveil some book design options. Lots more, too—along the way we’ll talk to Paula herself, the printer, our distributor. Basically the whole gang at the sausage plant is waiting to say hello.

Free Comic Book!

Free Comic Book!

Hot off the press! I just got home from the post office, where I'd shipped off the contributor copies of The Well-Dressed Bear to Jarod. As I pulled...

Real Pants, Week One

Real Pants, Week One

Real Pants, the newest website in the Publishing Genius habitat, launched on January 1, 2015. Here’s a “by the numbers” look at the first week, including how many words we published (18,332), plus some surprises from our trip to New Orleans.

The SCARECRONE Story

The SCARECRONE Story

At the Publishing Genius Tumblr, you can read the inside scoop on how Melissa Broder's new collection of poetry, SCARECRONE, came into being. Impose...

PGP Fellowships

PGP Fellowships

Are you interested in literature, publishing, or the biz? In 2014, Publishing Genius will be offering three month stints for highly motivated, skilled geniuses.

Tour Blog Post

Tour Blog Post

Here's a picture of me shaking hands with Guy Benjamin Brookshire, author of The Universe War. We were onstage in Athens, GA. In July, I went on a...

Fun Camp eBook

Fun Camp eBook

This week we released the eBook of Gabe Durham's novel Fun Camp. There are now a number of ways to get a copy, including SPD (they just ordered a...

Cheers to Bookstores (?)

Normals Books

Last weekend I dropped off a ton of PGP wares at Normals, Baltimore's cool, smart used bookshop run by Rupert Wondolowski. (Here is the blog...

Submissions Update

We have worked our way through the nearly 300 book submissions received in June. Thanks to the diligent work of Lisa Charron, intern and David...

Organizing Poetry

Organizing Poetry

When you read a book of poetry, do you get a sense of an intentional arrangement of poems? When you get a sense of an intentional arrangement of...

February’s $5 Book

February’s $5 Book

I just Tweeted a request for which book to sell for $5 in February. (This month it's Mike Young's Total Amazeball Poetry Championship, We Are All...