Thursday, July 30, 2015

We're one of the best!

We've been listed as someone's best presses to submit socially conscious poetry to!

Check out the full list here!

We're working on our new masthead/motto:

1. Give no fucks.
2. Make good art.
3. Don't be a jerk.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Little Epiphanies by Allison Joseph

Imaginary Friend Press is happy to announce the latest book by Allison Joseph!

This is the book of love poems you wished you had growing up! These are poems about loving where you end up and loving where you actually belong. This book has odes to middle fingers and naked mole rats and prayers for all the bodies. Pick this book up and see how easy you've always wanted Sunday mornings to be.

Order Allison Joseph's Little Epiphanies follow the paypal button below for $7 (which includes shipping). If you have any ordering questions write to us at

Monday, April 13, 2015

Review of Soul Vang's To Live Here

Lauren Gordon published this wonderful review of Soul Vang's book from Imaginary Friend Press at damfino! Check it out and then go pick up a copy of Soul's book for yourself!

Monday, March 9, 2015

wingless, scorched & beautiful by Allie Marini Batts

Allie Marini Batt's wingless, scorched & beautiful is now available as Imaginary Friend Press's first e-chapbook!

Check out this collection from an up and coming poet. Feel free to download this book for free, print it out, take it on your OKCupid dates and spark interesting conversation.

Download the book here.

If you are planning on printing this out and binding it yourself, make sure to print it as a booklet!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Full Length Book Reading Period

Submissions will be accepted between February 15, 2015 and May 1, 2015. The selected book will be announced in July or August.

The selected book will be published by Imaginary Friend Press. The author will receive 25 copies of their book. Imaginary Friend Press may also select other books for publication.

To submit the entry fee is $10 for entry. 
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as IFP is informed of publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions are allowed with entry fees for each submission.

Manuscripts must be between 48-96 pages in length. Manuscripts must be paginated, have a table of contents and an acknowledgements section (if poems have been published individually).

Manuscripts may have individual poems published, but they should not be published as a whole elsewhere.

Style and theme are open.

There should not be any art, photographs, images included in the manuscript.

This is not a first book reading period, but authors seeking their first full length book publication are encouraged to submit. Multi-authored collections are acceptable.

Questions? Please email us at


Friday, January 9, 2015

P O E T X T S, by franciszka voeltz

Imaginary Friend Press is happy to release the first book in 2015, franciszka voeltz's P O E T X T S! This book was selected for publication from our first chapbook contest in 2014.

This book of tiny lyrical poems is full of gorgeous language and movement.
P O E T X T S is also a micro chapbook, which means it is IFP's physically smallest book to date!

Order franciszka voeltz's P O E T X T S follow the paypal button below for $5. If you have any ordering questions write to us at

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To Live Here, by Soul Vang

Imaginary Friend Press is proud to release Soul Vang's first full length collection of poems To Live Here. Vang's book was selected for the 2014 reading period, and IFP is so proud to have given home to such a stunning book.

To Live Here was one of hundreds of books we received, but Vang's narrative grit and delicate lyricism detailing an experience we hadn't considered pushed this book to the top of our 'must read again and again' pile.

Here is some praise for Vang's accomplishment:

In To Live Here, Soul Vang has given us a meditation on identity and place, history's conversation within our daily lives, from the Dragon River to the San Joaquin Valley in California, from childhood to fatherhood, from the war in the mountains of youth to service in uniform during the Cold War in Germany. Soul Vang has given us a deeply human book, one that teaches me more about the place I call home, too. In turn, Vang's poems teach us more about the world we live in, the places we call home.

Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country and Here, Bullet

To Live Here is a compilation of emotions and stories gathered by a man in love with poetry. Every poem is an expression of his sensitivity to the form; every story is a testament to the strength of memory in remembering feelings and faces in a life full of departure.  This is one more addition to the document of the Hmong American experience.  Soul Vang has captured the essence of his truth on this road to being Hmong in the world.

Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Late Homecomer

To Live Here costs $15 with shipping included. Use the Paypal button below, follow this Amazon link, or email imaginaryfriendpress (at) gmail (dot) com for more information