Once you are accepted by our editorial board, we will send you a
contract. The collection of poems you wish to include in your new
book must be submitted to vanZeno Press in a single Microsoft Word
document. You must also sign and send in the contract. Your
manuscript will then be assigned to an editor who will work with you
selecting and editing the poems to be included and arranging them
into a coherent whole.
The next step in our process is the production of the physical
book itself, and for this stage of your book’s journey you will be
working with a member of our production staff who will do the layout
and coordinate the creation of your book cover.
We encourage you to find a piece of art that pleases you and
illustrates the theme of your book. We have an account with
Dreamstime, a source for high quality stock photos and
illustrations. (The address for Dreamstime is
www.dreamstime.com.) We will
license any selection you make from this website. If you prefer to
use art from another source, you must obtain written permission from
the photographer or artist and provide a copy of the permission to
us for our files.
The back cover of the book will contain a paragraph or two of
biography, a photo if you choose to show one, and some review
blurbs. Please think about who you would ask to read a preliminary
copy of your book to provide comments.
Once the layout of the book is complete, you will receive a
preliminary copy for your final approval.