Ah, submissions… What is your submissions policy? How do you go about finding and choosing people (poets) to work with and publish? What kind of editorial process do you/ they then go through?
I’ve been really fortunate to get to know the work of more than a thousand artists through the six years of CollectConnect. At Sampson Low, we’ve published several (non-chapbook) books with CollectConnect – all achieved through an open call for artists and often with a completely inclusive, uncurated approach. We don’t mind doing work that’s different.
One example, Dwell (edited by Dean Reddick) is a book of nets that can be cut out and constructed as 3-dimensional forms. To launch the book we built all the nets and exhibited them on the streets of London during the winter of 2015.
We’re committed to continuing to offer public opportunities like this to artists and poets, as well as working on smaller, quieter projects. If someone has an idea, we’re open to hearing it…