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Egress Studio Press

—Publisher of Washington State Poets—

Handmade, limited-edition Books:

Fishing a Familiar Pond by Sheila Sondik
Pulitzer Re-Mix poems from The Yearling published in 2013

Click on the book cover to learn more about Sheila Sondik and her book.

About Egress Studio Press Publishing

Egress Studio Press publishes the poetry of Washington State poets. Each new book will be published in three versions: a limited hard cover art edition (8-12 copies) with original prints by Anita K. Boyle; a limited hand-assembled, soft cover edition (75 copies); and an electronic poetry book, which will include an audio recording of the poems.

Upon publication, an author will receive one limited edition, hard cover art book; two hand-assembled soft cover books; and an electronic-book file.

Poetry Submission Guidelines: Please send up to 24 pages of your poems in a pdf file to Egress Studio Press at There is a $20 reading fee, which can be paid through PayPal, or through snail mail (see below). Response times vary, but expect to hear from the publisher within six months. Please remember, Egress Studio Press publishes poets who reside in Washington State.

Reading fees can be mailed to Egress Studio Press, 5581 Noon Road, Bellingham WA 98226
or directly through Paypal...

About Egress Studio Press

Egress Studio Press is the publishing imprint of Egress Studio, a graphic design and illustration company in Bellingham, Washington. Egress Studio Press is managed by two poets, Anita K. Boyle and James Bertolino, who are professionals with many years experience in publishing, book design, and manuscript editing. Since 2000, Egress Studio Press has been dedicated to publishing books only by Washington State poets.

We’re very proud of our poets, and choose them for the quality of their work and their endeavors to foster unity and inspiration in the literary community. Each poet and their book will be described in detail on this website. Check the drop down menu to the left titled "Poetry Books" for current authors.

We currently publish only limited edition, handmade books, which are complemented with an electronic edition. All publications are produced completely inside Egress Studio. Our books have been noted for their beauty, as well as their content. In order to honor the poets we choose to publish, we strive to create books with simple, elegant design; artwork that complements the poems, and aim for an appearance that gives readers the desire to reach out and take the book off the shelf.

The Drenched by Anita K. Boyle

A copy of the wood engraving below graces the cover of The Drenched: A Creation Myth for the Pacific Northwest, by Anita K. Boyle (me). The poem is written in seven parts, and is illustrated throughout with my drawings. Eight hard cover books were published in February 2014, and that edition has since sold out. In addition, I'm publishing another limited edition of 75. Each of the books in this second publication has a square-spine, soft covers, and is folded, trimmed, sewn, and assembled inside Egress Studio by Anita K. Boyle (still me). I plan to follow up the physical book publications with an electonic book that will have all of the illustrations and poems in the original physical book, as well as the voice of the poet reading the poems. So please stay tuned.

About the Collection of Broadsides, Rare Books and Magazines

If you know James Bertolino, one of the first things that amazes you is his knowledge of contemporary poetry and small literary presses. He has been engaged in the literary community for over forty years! He knows details about poets and publishing that would surprise almost anyone. The rare and out-of-print poetry books and magazines on this site come from his personal collection, including early editions of small press poetry magazines and fine art quality letterpress broadsides and books. If you are looking for a rare poetry book or classic literary magazine, send us an email, and we'll check the collection.

About Egress Studio Press Greeting and Art Cards

When you purchase greeting cards from Egress Studio Press, you're choosing unique images that you won't find just anywhere. This site is almost the only place you can browse through reproductions of Anita K. Boyle's original watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs of the Pacific Northwest, as well as cards especially for poetry lovers. We've organized the wide variety of cards to choose from so you can shop efficiently. Just take a look at the drop-down menu near the top of the column to the left. Occasionally, we'll have some cards in gift shops or when we participate as a vendor in a local arts festival.