that little letterpress
publisher in your mind.
Bateau Press is a letterpress publisher of chapbooks & an annual magazine. We churn out the highest quality, well-designed, environmentally minded package of literature known to man.
We run 2 chapbook contest annually: the Boom Poetry Chapbook Contest and the Keel Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest. We read for the lit mag year round with the exception of the summer months of June, July, and August.
Bateau Press uses only 100% post consumer waste recycled paper and soy inks for its publications. Our publications as well are Forest Stewardship Council certified.
Our office is run on the renewable energies of hydro and wind power. We use local businesses for our outsourcing. We highly recommend sending us your submissions electronically.
"What a beautiful surprise, that Bateau Press so carefully built a house for my little poems -- the textured heft of it, the letterpress cover with the icy shipwrecker narwhal -- everything about the object of it is stunning to me, and I'm grateful to Ashley and James for their attention and collaboration and kindness and poetic energy, and for making gorgeous books."