Sunday, March 13

Toad Press + Veliz Books at AWP 2022!


We're so excited to be *officially* going to AWP for the first time! Toad Press chapbooks will be on display and for sale at the AWP 2022 Conference Bookfair, March 23-26, in Philadelphia, PA. 

Veliz Books and Toad Press will be at Table 543. We'll have some great specials, deals, and swag! Stop by to chat and buy some books!

Toad Press at SMOL Fair!


We are excited to participate in SMOL Fair, a free online book fair, March 19-26, 2022! Toad Press + Veliz Books will have some super #SMOLFair deals, and you can join the fun/enter to win small press giveaways! More:

We'll be giving away some great chapbooks through SMOL Fair (For a chance to win, follow SMOL Fair on their social media channels)!

And, you can take advantage of our 2-for-$10 SMOLFair chapbook deal on Submittable, or buy chapbooks and books for 20% off on the Veliz Books page!

Tuesday, February 15

2022 Chapbooks!


We are so excited to share our 2022 lineup! We'll be publishing three excellent translations this year:

  • Void Odyssey, a book-poem-performance by Renato Negrão, translated from the Brazilian Portuguese by Sarah Rebecca Kersley
  • In the Gloom on the Left, poems by Joyce Mansour, translated from the French by Molly Bendall
  • The Seamstresses, creative nonfiction by Elena Poniatowska, translated from the Spanish by Rowena Galavitz

Thanks to all who shared your work with us this year during our annual open reading period -- we loved reading all the submissions we received! 

Stay tuned, and look for these new titles in summer/fall 2022 -- 

Monday, October 18

Open Submissions, October 15-December 31, 2021


Submissions for the 2022 Toad Press International chapbook series are now open, and we can't wait to read your translations! 

Review our Submission Information and FAQs for more details. When you're ready, send us your chapbook manuscript via Submittable. We'll be open for submissions through December 31, 2021, and we aim to make our choices for the 2022 series (publication in summer/fall 2022) by late January. 

While we don't require submission fees, we do hope you'll consider purchasing a chapbook from our impressive catalog when you submit to us, or purchasing our Toad Press titles, book bundles, or Veliz titles from the Veliz Books store


Monday, October 11

Read the World October 11-17


We are excited to be part of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) conference, and to participate virtually through their #ReadTheWorld initiative! Alongside Veliz Books, we're offering some great discounts and book bundles! 

Purchase Veliz Books translation titles at 20% off, and hand-picked translation book bundles -- featuring selected Veliz Books and Toad Press titles -- for just $22 each at the Veliz Books store

You can also take advantage of Toad Press's Read The World special on our Submittable site -- any 2 chapbooks of your choice for just $10, shipping included! 

All these great deals are available for a limited time, October 11-17, 2021.


Tuesday, August 17

Faith in Strangers


Faith in Strangers

Katarzyna Szaulińska

translated from the Polish

by Mark Tardi


18 pages, paper

Toad Press, 2021. $5.00

You can purchase a copy of Faith in Strangers here.

KATARZYNA SZAULIŃSKA was born in Kołobrzeg in 1987. Her debut collection Druga Osoba [Second Person] was winner of Biuro Literackie’s first-book award and published in 2020. She has published work in respected literary journals in Poland, such as Mały Format, Helikopter, Kontent, Fabularie, Wakat, and Kultura Liberalna. English translations of her work have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, La Piccioletta Barca, and Jet Fuel Review. She is also the author of a comic book about depression entitled Czarne Fale/Murky Waves and the one-woman show Córcia [Baby girl], which was staged at the WARSaw Theatre. She lives in Warsaw, where she works as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

MARK TARDI is a writer, translator, and lecturer on faculty at the University of Łódź. He is the author of three books, most recently, The Circus of Trust (Dalkey Archive, 2017). Recent work and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Circumference, La Piccioletta Barca, Jet Fuel Review, Armstrong Literary, Berlin Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. His translation of The Squatters’ Gift by Robert Rybicki was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2021.