Rootstock Announces New Poetry Series

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Vermont Publisher Announces New Poetry Series

Rootstock Publishing is actively seeking to publish full-length books of poetry

 MONTPELIER, Vt. — Rootstock Publishing, an imprint of Multicultural Media, Inc., announces the addition of the Rootstock Publishing Poetry Series, a new service of their successful publishing and book marketing company in Montpelier, Vt., with award-winning poet Samantha Kolber as the new Poetry Series Editor.


“We’re incredibly excited to bring on local poetry talent Samantha Kolber to acquire, edit, and help produce quality books of poetry with us,” said Stephen McArthur, founder of Rootstock Publishing. “We have a lot of poets in this area, and even beyond, who are looking for ways to publish their exceptional work, and now we have the capacity to do so,” he said.


Samantha Kolber’s poems have appeared in Tiny Seed Journal, Rise Up Review, Hummingbird: The Magazine of the Short Poem, Red Silk: A Red Tent Anthology, Hunger Mountain, Minerva Rising, The Meadow, Nefarious Ballerina, and PoemCity. Prizes include runner-up in the 2010 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and 1st place in the 2014 J. Richard Barry Memorial Award given by the Poetry Society of Vermont. Her manuscript “Jewel Tones” is a semifinalist in the 2019 Crab Orchard Poetry Series’ First Book Prize.  She received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in 2014, and recently completed a post-grad semester at the Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College. She lives in Montpelier with her family and coordinates author events for PoemCity and Bear Pond Books.


“We are looking for highly polished, high-quality poems that create a collection, with language that sings, poems that engage, and words that grow in the reader’s imagination,” says Poetry Series Editor Kolber. “If you have such a collection, please submit it to Rootstock Publishing in Submittable or through our website (,” she said.

The Rootstock Publishing Poetry Series seeks manuscripts of 50-100 pages, which go through a rigorous review process before being accepted for publication.





About Rootstock Publishing

With offices in downtown Montpelier, Vt., Rootstock Publishing is an imprint of Multicultural Media Inc., home of Lyrichord World Music, Lyrichord Classical and Early Music, Multicultural Media’s Music of the Earth recordings, Rootstock Recordings, MCM Films, and the acclaimed JVC Smithsonian Folkways DVD collections of world music and dance, featuring 41 volumes and 20 books. Rootstock’s partnership publishing model is designed to maximize profits for the author, preserve the author’s ownership of their copyright, and provide the author with editing, proofing, design, printing and book distribution for both the print and eBook formats. They are now accepting poetry, fiction, and nonfiction book manuscripts. Learn more at

Stephen McArthur