The list is growing. Maybe a new trend is starting? Non-contest reading, perhaps with a small reading fee. Sounds like a reasonable way to conduct a small press.
Adam Deutsch, of the new Cooper Dillon Books, wrote to let me know that they read poetry book manuscripts – both chapbooks and full-length – outside of contests. He writes:
“We’re a fairly new press, releasing our first titles right now. We’ve
just put out a chapbook by Gary McDowell’s /They Speak of Fruit/, and
have a chap coming from Jill Alexander Essbaum and a full-length by Nate
Pritts coming in the next month or so.
“.. we don’t run a contest, and do not plan to. Our reading
period is closed right this minute, but it’ll reopen April 1st and run
until August 15th (or so). There will be a reading fee of $10/or
buy-a-book, but a portion of fees will go to a local San Diego charity.
Details will be found at CooperDillon.com
closer to the opening of the reading period.”
My Non-Contest Poetry Book Publishers page has been updated to include Cooper Dillon Books.