About Toadlily


We’re writing to give you a heads-up: When we closed the door on 2015, we said a fond farewell to Toadlily Press as well. We had a 10-year run and it was a lovely ride.

We published 10 beautiful books, 36 poets’ work went out into the world, we had well-attended readings (some standing room only) and praise from established poets, reviewers and poetry organizations.

To a multitude of poets, printers, proofreaders, artists, editors, reviewers, readers—in short, all members of the Toadlily community—go our heartfelt appreciation and thanks. It’s hard to let go of something you love, but as T.S. Eliot said, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language/And next year’s words await another voice.”

We’ll leave the site up for a time; if you have questions or need to reach us, you may get in touch with Myrna Goodman at mgoodman@toadlilypress.com.


Not Just Another Poetry Press

What distinguishes Toadlily Press from other fine literary presses that also focus on poetry and strive for the highest quality in writing craft and book design? Toadlily Press’s books juxtapose multiple voices in dialogue with one another and the reader.

Every book in The Quartet Series presents four poets—emerging, rediscovered, or celebrated—in one handsome, perfect-bound volume.  The chapbook size of each poet’s section will allow that writer to pursue other venues for a book-length manuscript.

As Ilya Kaminsky comments in his introduction to The Fifth Voice:

It is a brilliant idea to put together a festival of four different lyric voices.


What a good idea: gather chapbook-sized collections from four excellent poets and print them together in one book. Four books for the price of one, four different voices . . .
Thomas Lux

. . .  dashing new concept for a book of poems

Molly Peacock

The mission of Toadlily Press is to develop a community of poets and readers. Through the arrangement of multiple poetic voices in chapbook anthologies, collaborations, readings, panel discussions, and through our interactive web site, we hope to create a gathering place where conversation can occur.

See the submissions page for details.

Meet our staff.


Toadlily Press is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Toadlily Press must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. To contribute, mail your check payable to Fractured Atlas to Toadlily Press, PO Box 2, Chappaqua, NY 10514; or to contribute online, click here or visit fracturedatlas.org.

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