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Steel Toe Books Acquires Two New Titles

July 21, 2008

Bowling Green, KY--Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our June 2008 open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of two fantastic manuscripts:  Nevertheless, Hello by Christopher Goodrich and Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer.  Each has been offered a standard royalties contract, along with a $500 advance.  Please join us in congratulating these authors, whose works were selected from 252 submissions. 

We would also like to make honorable mention of ten other manuscripts that caught our attention:  A Dream of the Northwest Passage by Robert Cooperman, Speechless by Christopher Cunningham, The More Difficult Beauty by Molly Fisk, The Honey of Earth by David Graham, Dust Runner by Jessica Jewell,  Domestic Fugues by Richard Newman,  The Space of Whether God Exists by Amy Newman, Prometheus in Akron by Doug Ramspeck, Our Common History by Samn Stackwell, and To Make A Long Story Short by Matt Zambito.

To all those who sent manuscripts, thanks for seven weeks of stimulating reading; you fill us with tremendous optimism about the state of contemporary poetry.

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