Based in Chicago, Misty Publications is an independent publisher of poetry and poetry hybrids.
Misty Publications was founded in 1999 by Susan Yount and began publishing Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal in 2005. It has been funded entirely by book sales and by the founder.
Misty Publications is dedicated to self-sufficiency (we don't solicit grants, government funding, endowments, donations or money from our authors) and is not a not-for-profit. Authors are paid in copies.
Misty Publications currently publishes the Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal along with other fine books of poetry and poetry hybrids. The authors of the other fine books are always contributors to the Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal and are solicited by the editor. Contact the editor at Lobster (at) magere.com.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER:
Susan Yount is the Editor and Publisher of Arsenic Lobster, works fulltime at the Associated Press, teaches online workshops at the Poetry Barn and is the founder of Misty Publications. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College in Chicago.
Susan is a 2003 recipient of The Lynda Hull Memorial Scholarship in Poetry and in 2010, she was awarded first prize in the 16th Annual Juried Reading competition at The Poetry Center of Chicago. She is author of two poetry chapbooks, Catastrophe Theory (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012) and most recently, House on Fire (Blood Pudding Press, 2014).