WE ARE PUNKS
VERSIFICATION PUBLISHING HOUSE is a no bullshit publishing house.
We publish hard-hitting poetry collections, essay collections, and novellas.
PRINT & DIGITAL options are available.
OUR MISSION is to professionally support the writing community by offering a safe, respectful, and supportive environment to authors.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
We offer our clients a professional and supportive ride through the publication process. Nervous about talking to editors? Got a lot of questions? We offer In-House Agent services to walk you through and answer your questions in a timely manner.
Our clients experience the best service out there (provided by PUNKS, of course) including: one-on-one services, book trailer (video), printing & distribution, interview options, social media promotion, free copies of the print publication, and a generous royalty agreement.
Reading fees start at $5 - we use a "pay what you can" approach.
ALL FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS ARE MADE VIA PAYPAL. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE
unsolicited manuscript submissions are currently
Owner | Chief Executive Officer
C. Cimmone is an author and comic from Texas who hates the sun. She likes to go against the grain, is good with a gun, and fantasizes about moving to NYC to become a recluse. Cimmone loves plants, comedians, standard poodles, shoes, and bergamot candles.
Cimmone handles Operations at Versification Publishing House. She also is lead editor of poetry collections and on staff as a general reader.
Cimmone enjoys dark CNF, dry humor and hard-hitting poetry. She likes to be shocked, moved to tears (from laughing or horrific tragedy). She's not a fan of sci-fi or sappy romance.
HOLLY RAE GARCIA
Owner | Director of Operations
Holly Rae Garcia is an author and corporate photographer. She loves the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Daniel Keyes, Richard Matheson, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen King. Holly lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five large dogs.
Twitter @hollyraegarcia | Instagram @hollyraegarcia
Holly enjoys dark psychological and dystopian fiction, hard-hitting free-style poetry, and horrific tales. Grim stories with sad endings are her jam. She's not a fan of romance, erotica, supernatural, or off-world Sci-Fi.
Director of Editorial Services
Sara Dobbie is a writer from Southern Ontario, Canada. Her work has appeared at Maudlin House, Menacing Hedge, Ellipsis Zine, Trampset, and elsewhere. She is an editor at Versification Zine, a reader at Tiny Molecules, and a Best Small Fictions nominee.
Twitter @sbdobbie | Instagram @sbdobwrites
She enjoys reading strange, surreal fiction that sheds light on the human condition.
Executive Editor | Reader
Elizabeth Bluth holds a BA in Creative Writing and Theatre from the University of Redlands and an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction from The New School.
Elizabeth is drawn to fiction with a distinct voice, compelling characters, and stories that blend emotional depth with sharp, witty insight as well as nonfiction that contributes to a larger cultural conversation. She particularly appreciates projects that center diverse, underrepresented voices and/or that play with elements of mythology and folklore.
In House Agent | Reader
POETRY COLLECTIONS | FLASH COLLECTIONS
Vic Nogay (she/her) is a mother, animal cruelty investigator, and holds a B.A. from Denison University in English/Creative Writing. She lives in Ohio, proudly.
Vic is interested in reading lyrical works of poetry and micro/flash fiction, but if it doesn’t fit neatly into one genre, send it—Vic loves hybrid works! She especially loves reading ghost stories, anything with a strong connection to place, magical realism, multi-generational stories, and work that explores motherhood, coming of age, and trauma.
In House Agent | Reader
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS | CNF
Rachel Brandt (she/her) is a writer and photographer residing on a small farm outside of Indianapolis with her husband, her kids, and a lot of animals. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from San Diego State University and a master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from San Jose State University.
Rachel is most interested in reading stories that expose the vulnerable underbelly of humanity in all its terrible, wonderful ways and study the places where these incongruences find a way to intersect. She is specifically seeking out prose and creative non-fiction short stories or collections touching on motherhood, LGBTQ+ experiences, mental health, and any character driven story approaching a universal truth in a crooked, sideways, or otherwise uncommon way.
In House Agent Lead| Reader
Claire Taylor is a writer of poetry, fiction, and memoir. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and has received nominations for Pushcart and Best American Short Stories. In addition to writing for adults, Claire is the creator of Little Thoughts, a monthly print and digital newsletter of stories and poetry for children, and she has written several picture books that are searching for publishing homes. Claire lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and son.
Claire is looking for fiction and nonfiction writing. She likes vulnerable, introspective storytelling with well-placed sparks of humor. Claire is open to all themes and styles but is particularly well suited to writing about motherhood, mental illness, grief, and interpersonal dynamics. She is interested in work that feels universal in its revelations, but individual in its construction. Send her something that only you could write, but that helps someone else feel seen.
Dawn Watts is a writer of poetry and prose. She has been published in Serotonin, Tealight Press, Stone of Madness Press, PocketFire Press and forthcoming in Mixed Mag and Melbourne Culture Corner. She lives in Chester Pennsylvania and can be found on Twitter @wattswritten.
She enjoys reading experimental poetry, inventive and unique. Prose poetry is a favorite.
Reader | Social Media Coordinator
Dana Knott is an academic library director, writer, reader, and blue ribbon baker. Ask her about cats.
Dana enjoys both poetry and prose and is interested in a wide variety of styles: magical realism, deep imagism, pop culture, dark humor, and dark mythology. Some of her favorite authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver, Jane Hirshfield, and of course, Kip Knott. She also enjoys short Chinese poems translated by Kenneth Rexroth.
Reader | Promotions Video Production Editor
Jay Miller is a co-editor and webmaster of The Lit Quarterly. He has worked as a translator, SEO copywriter, technical writer, communications specialist, and book blogger. Jay has an honours degree in Linguistics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
When it comes to submissions, he’s looking for stories that explore dialogue, stream of consciousness, unreliable narrator and anti-heroism. Jay resides in Montreal.
Jason Love lives in New Jersey and has a history degree from West Chester University. He enjoys reading all types of novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction. Some of the books he has enjoyed over the years include Factotum, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, Indian Horse, The Soul of Baseball, Crapalachia, and Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero. When not working or reading, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Jason likes to read stories where the underdog overcomes the odds. He is excited to be a reader for Versification and looks forward to checking out your work.
Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing, featuring writers reading their own poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Our mission is to elevate small works with big voices and the writers and publications behind them.
We are excited to partner with Versification and feature works from poets with upcoming publications; our goal is to elevate and amplify new voices, as well as small and growing publishers and journals.
Cathy Ulrich is a mixed-race writer from Montana. Her flash fiction has been published in a variety of journals and included in several anthologies, including Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction. She can be found on Twitter at @loki_writes.
Cathy provides book reviews for Versification Publishing House contracted authors.
KEVIN WHITTEN aka WELL READ BEARD
Kevin Whitten, known on social media platforms as Well Read Beard, provides YouTube book reviews for Versification Publishing House contracted authors. WATCH HIM ON YOUTUBE HERE
"Well Read Beard" kind of started as a joke - I was a guy with a beard that liked to read - but it has bloomed into a brand of its own. I have built a reputation on honest, no-fluff book reviews.
I have been a life-long reader but in 2019 I decided that I wanted to get better at writing and talking about books. I was always a bit uncomfortable when it came to that. I knew that I liked a particular book, but when pressed on why I liked it I would fumble around and struggle with it. I wanted to get better. I started to write book reviews for everything I read and shortly thereafter started recording video reviews and posting them on YouTube. I focus mostly on independent and small press books, and I have found a home reviewing mostly the horror genre. I do however read broadly and what excites me is finding that special book that no one else is talking about and using my platform to put it in front of more readers.
Kevin is a 44-year-old father of 2 teenagers, one hyper-athletic 13-year-old boy and a wonderfully artistic 16-year-old girl.
Twitter @wellreadbeard | Instagram @wellreadbeard
Facebook @wellreadbeard | Kofi https://ko-fi.com/wellreadbeard