Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
It’s National Poetry Month —
What’s a self-publishing poet to do?
Celebrate, that’s what! Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held every April. Together, schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets all across the country celebrate poetry and its vital place in American arts culture through a variety of events, from poetry readings to full-fledged festivals. It’s only fitting to choose this month as the time to contribute your own verses to the art of poetry — and it’s much easier than you might think!
With help from Outskirts Press, you have the power to quickly and easily publish a fully-formatted, professionally-designed volume of your works with our affordable and convenient Poetry Publishing Kit. Formatting elements like justification, centering, page spreads, margins, page numbering, graphical elements, and title drops — elements that can take a writer a great deal of time to set up — are done for you, allowing you to simply cut and paste your work into a pre-formatted document.
Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two Microsoft 2003 document files:
Use the “Easy” file …
- as building blocks to add more pages
- move poems around
- add or replace included graphics
- further customize your book however you want
Or use the “Easier” file …
- to simply cut and paste up to 30 poems directly into the file.
- add each respective title above each of your poems
- accommodate a wide variety of poetry lengths
When you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a beautiful, professionally-formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim) to submit as-is for high-quality black/white printing.
The best part, perhaps, is that you can preview the kit before committing so you can be sure the kit will work for you! Check it out for yourself …