Swimming with Elephants Publications

an independent, not for profit, publishing agent focusing on supporting the working author and non-profit organizations


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Coming Soon…

The SwEP staff is hard at work creating beautiful books for the winners of our chapbook competition. Our first place winner, Kat Heatherington’s The Bone of This Land, will be the first to be released and will be available soon. Keep your eyes open for the official release.

Cover Art “Infinite Horizon” by Gwendolyn Prior/ Five Line Studios

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And the winners are…

Congratulations to the winner of our chapbook competition.

1st Place: The Bones of this Land by Kat Heatherington

2nd Place: The Promethean Clock by Manuel Montoya

3rd Place: The Last Geronimo by Courtney Butler

 

 

 

Poets will be contacted the week of August 7th with an official contract offer and then production will begin. We are hoping to have a release event in the late fall where all three poets can present and share their work.

Thank you again to all who participated. Your continued support is essential to our continuous as a small press. For those going to the National Poetry Slam this year in Denver, keep your eyes out for SwEP authors and find Jessica Helen Lopez at the book selling event on Saturday.

 


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Top Five Finalists in Our Chapbook Competition

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to the top five finalists in our Chapbook Competition.

In alphabetical order, the titles of the the top five chapbooks are:

(drum roll)

The Bones of this Land

The Longest Geronimo

Pop 1280

The Promethean Clock

Space on Earth

If your title is listed please stay tuned. We will announce the winners on July 29th at the Power to the People Poetry Slam at Duel Brewery. We hope to see everyone there to support our authors and participate in our book exchange. For those unable to attend the Slam, the winners will be posted on Sunday, July 30th and contacted the following week.

If you have a publication, please consider participating our book exchange at Power to the People Poetry Slam. Our goal is to get more reviews for our publications as well as those in the community. Trade your title for one of ours or purchase SwEP titles for $5.

 

If your title is not listed, we want to send well wishes for your future poetic endeavors. Thank you for sharing your work with us and support our small press. Please consider submitting in the future.


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Top Ten Finalists for our Chapbook Competition

We would like to extend a warm congratulations to the top ten finalists in our Chapbook Competition.

In alphabetical order, the title of the the top ten chapbooks are:

(drum roll)

The Bones of this Land

Coffee and Cocaine

Diesel and Decay

Float True

The Longest Geronimo

Pop 1280

The Promethean Clock

Space on Earth

This too Shall Pass

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

If your title is listed please stay tuned. We will release the top 5 next week and announce the winners on July 29th at the Power to the People Poetry Slam at Duel Brewery. We hope to see everyone there to support our authors and participate in our book exchange.

If your title is not listed, we want to send well wishes for your future poetic endeavors. Thank you for sharing your work with us and support our small press. Please consider submitting in the future.


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To All Who Entered Our Chapbook Competition…

To All Who Entered Our Chapbook Competition…

Our guest judge, the unmitigated Jessica Helen Lopez, is working diligently to make her way through all the submissions. We plan on releasing a top ten this weekend, then narrowing it down to the top five the following weekend.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners will be named at the Power to the People Poetry Event at Duel Brewery on July 29th.

Swimming with Elephants Publications is going to host a book exchange at this event. Bring your book/chapbook/publication and trade it for another from the community. The goal is to increase book reviews for all participates and to get your book into the hands of more readers. We will also have books for sale for $5.

Thank you again for all who submitted and thank you for your continued support!