Free Verse Press is an independent publisher of poetry books based in Charleston, SC. We also produce the Free Verse Poetry Festival. Our festival has featured Jericho Brown, Andrea Gibson, Aja Monet, and others.

Our authors have been profiled in World Literature Today, The Washington Post, and more!

Want to have a book published?  Submissions are open for the 2024 Free Verse Poetry Prize.

“Releasing Birds”
by Lisa Spears

“Hold What Makes You Whole”
by Marcus Amaker

2024 Free Verse Poetry Prize

Anthology of Charleston Poets