Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Justin Evans Reviews Julie Platt's Chapbook

Justin Evans has a wonderful review of Julie Platt's chapbook, In the Kingdom of My Familiar, up at his blog. We hope you visit and read his thoughts about her work, she truly is a brilliant poet.

A brief excerpt from the review:

...When the narrator of these poems in this book reveals herself, or should I say allows us a small glimpse, we are left with bald truth and nothing to hide behind.

He also has a few things to say about Tilt Press, and we can't thank him enough for such a generous write up. We are humbled.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hayden's Ferry Review on Julie Platt's Chap

If you would like a peek at one of the poems in Julie Platt's chapbook, please visit the Hayden's Ferry Review blog, where congratulations are abound. The post includes the poem, Les Yeux Sans Visage, which first appeared in #42 of Hayden's Ferry and is included in In the Kingdom of My Familiar. It's a masterful poem and one more reason why you should head over to the Tilt Press Catalog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Now Available: In the Kingdom of My Familiar by Julie Platt

Available Now:

$8.00 - free shipping

Please visit the Tilt Press Catalog to place an order. Orders placed this weekend will be shipped the week of 11/24/2008.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Handle This Bludgeon and Run Me Through by Andrew Terhune

Dear Tilters,

We are happy to announce that Andrew Terhune’s, Handle This Bludgeon and Run Me Through, is now available through the Tilt Press website. Just visit our catalog to order yourself a copy for $8.00 (free shipping).

We are also offering a special five chapbook subscription sale. By subscribing to this sale, you will receive all five chapbooks, slated for release by February 2009, for $30.00. Titles include: Handle This Bludgeon and Run Me Through by Andrew Terhune (available now!), a / long / division by Hanna Andrews, In the Kingdom of My Familiar by Julie Platt, In the Voice of a Minor Saint by Sarah Sloat, and Leaf Weather by Shira Dentz. Subscribers will receive each chapbook individually as they become available. By subscribing to this sale, you receive a 25% savings as each chapbook will be sold for $8.00 each.

Tilt Press strives to keep our open reading periods free to individuals submitting manuscripts. We believe it’s important to offer exclusive opportunities to emerging poets and hope you will support our efforts by purchasing the beautifully hand-made chapbooks we catalog.

Thank you and we appreciate your support!

Tilt Editors

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the BIG announcement:

Dear Tilters,

Thanks to all who submitted their manuscripts to our first open reading period and to those who have supported the press by purchasing a copy of Tilt, Literary Notes. We are so grateful!

Now, on to the big news – we received so many wonderful manuscripts that Tilt has chosen to publish five chapbooks as opposed to our originally slated three. Those five manuscripts are:

a / long / division by Hanna Andrews

Leaf Weather by Shira Dentz

In the Kingdom of My Familiar by Julie Platt

In the Voice of a Minor Saint by Sarah Sloat

Handle This Bludgeon and Run Me Through by Andrew Terhune

Our short short-list (which really means manuscripts we would have published given the ability) consists of the following manuscripts:

Making Love to the Same Man for Fifteen Years by Leah Browning

A Handbook for Those Who Build Levees by Darla Crist

Took by Jesse Crouse

A Knee for a Life by Jennifer Denrow

The Original Word for Rain by Jeanpaul Ferro

Shapes of Hunger by Carrie Meadows

Don’t You Know Anything? by Sarah Sarai

We will keep updating our blog and website with news of forthcoming chapbook release dates, so please stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

First Submission Period Now Closed

Dear Tilters -

Our first open reading period is now officially closed. Nicole and I will be making final decisions within the next few weeks. The number of manuscripts along with the quality of work we received exceeded all of our expectations! We are thrilled with the chance to publish such wonderful writing and the final selection process will be tough.

Please stay tuned!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Thanks to the beeeee-uuuu-tih-fuhl Amy King for mentioning Tilt Press. We've received quite a many subs since she made the post and I can't help but think we owe her a big TY!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who's Talking?

Collin Kelly talks about Tilt, Literary Notes here.

Thanks, Collin!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Horror about Cider Press Review

The Horror that we speak of. Be wary young poets, emerging poets, all poets.

This is a blow to the poetic community as a whole. As if it's not bad enough that we, as poets, are barely recognized by the outside world to begin with. As if it's not bad enough that 99% of us will never make money from our art. But we don't care because we love it. And that's the point. We love poetry. To have people within this community abuse our work and take advantage of our dreams is despicable.

It is over for Cider Press.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


  1. We are currently working on fixing a few snags on the Tilt website so that all browsers are able to properly process our graphics and text boxes.
  2. Anyone still waiting for their copy of Tilt, Literary Notes: we will be sending out those chaps this week. We originally planned on waiting until our Broadside was complete, but have decided to send out the chap without it.
  3. Everyone who received a copy of Tilt, Literary Notes will be receiving a Broadside in the mail in a few weeks. Look out for it!
  4. Tilt has already sent out first round rejection letters for our current open reading period.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Brenda Cook talks about Tilt, Literary Notes - a chapbook anthology.

So does John Vick.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tilt, Literary Notes - a chapbook anthology

Now available at Tilt Press for $7.00 - free shipping.

Poets include: Arlene Ang, Susan Culver, Jason Fraley, Rachel Mallino, Nathan McClain, Steve Mueske, Sarah Sloat, Cheryl Snell, Alex Stolis, John Sweet, John Vick.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


We have a blog!