Is Your Inner-Poet Ready to Shine? Our Poetry Formatting Kit Is Just For You!

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poetry’s place in our lives and culture. At Outskirts Press, we have a long history of helping poets publish their poetry collections in high-quality, professional volumes. And our Poetry Formatting Kit makes it incredibly easy for authors to get their collections formatted faster than ever before!

The exclusive Poetry Formatting Kit from Outskirts Press is the fastest, easiest way to literally cut and paste your poetry (including graphics) into a preformatted, print-ready document. We take the worry out of formatting issues that trip many authors up, like justification, centering, margins, title drops, or page spreads.

Each Poetry Formatting Kit comes with two files:

Use the “Easy” file…

  • as building blocks to add more pages
  • to move poems around
  • to add or replace included graphics
  • to further customize your book however you want

Or use the “Easier” file…

  • to simply cut and paste 30 poems directly into the file
  • to add respective titles above each of your poems
  • to accommodates a wide variety of poetry lengths

Both files are included in the Kit. Start with the “Easier” way, and then as you become comfortable, move to the “Easy” file to add more poems for a second volume. Then, when you’re ready to publish your book of poetry, you will have a professionally formatted and print-ready manuscript (in 6×9 trim size) to submit as-is for high-quality black-and-white printing. For $99, you get a beautiful, custom-designed book without the custom-designed price!

What are you waiting for? Get started today!

It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate by Using a Poetry Formatting Kit to Publish Your Own Book

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 Formatting 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 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.

Are you ready to get started with the Poetry Formatting Kit?