Founded in 2003, Steel Toe Books publishes one to three single-author poetry collections per year. Steel Toe Books is affiliated with Western Kentucky University.
Our authors have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s radio program, “The Writer’s Almanac,” on Ted Kooser’s newsletter, “American Life in Poetry,” as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily.
Our books have been reviewed in fine publications such as Harriet,The Briar Cliff Review, The Comstock Review, Cranky, Diner, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Midwest Book Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, Review Revue, Rhino, Small Press Review, and Verse.
Our books are professionally designed and printed. We read unsolicited submissions during advertised open reading periods only.