Sunday, October 15

Now reading for the 2024 series!


Submissions for the 2023 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, 2023, and we aim to make our choices for the 2024 series (publication in summer/fall 2024) by early February. 
We invite you to submit for free, choose to pay a $6 submission fee, or purchase a chapbook from our impressive catalog when you submit. Don't forget, you can always purchase Toad Press titles, book bundles, or Veliz titles from the Veliz Books store!  
When you're ready, head to Submittable and send us your work. 

Wednesday, September 20




Anna Glazova

translated from the Russian

by Alex Niemi

26 pages, paper, staple-bound.

Toad Press/Veliz Books, 2023. $6.00

Cover design: adapted from a botanical drawing of yellow wolfsbane from the NYPL Digital Collections.

You can purchase a copy of Hekate from Veliz Books.

Anna Glazova is a prominent poet, scholar, and a laureate of the Andrei Bely Prize. She has published six books of poetry and received her PhD in German and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University (USA). She translates from German and English; among the authors she has translated are Franz Kafka, Unica Zürn, Walter Benjamin, and Emily Dickinson. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Alex Niemi is a writer and translator from French, Russian, and Spanish. She is the translator of For the Shrew by Anna Glazova (Zephyr Press) and The John Cage Experiences by Vincent Tholomé (Autumn Hill Books), as well as the author of the poetry chapbook Elephant (dancing girl press). She was the recipient of a 2023 NEA Translation Grant for her work on Anna Glazova's poetry. 

Wednesday, August 23

Word Heart


Word Heart

Yaxkin Melchy

translated from the Spanish

by Ryan Greene


35 pages, paper, staple-bound.

Toad Press/Veliz Books, 2023. $6.00

Cover design: Niel Gan.

You can purchase a copy of Word Heart from Veliz Books.

Yaxkin Melchy Ramos (Mexico City, b. 1985) is a Mexican and Peruvian-Quechua poet, translator, ecopoetics researcher, bookmaker, and artisan-activist-editor who writes primarily in Spanish. He is the author of THE NEW WORLD, a five-part “constellation-book” which was written intermittently between 2007 and 2017. Currently he is a post-doctoral student at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, where he is researching ecopoetic currents between Japan and Latin America. Since 2017, he has been translating contemporary Japanese poetry to Spanish, and currently he runs the artisanal press Cactus del viento, which focuses on ecological, spiritual, and transpacific poetics. He also publishes on his personal blog, Flor de Amaneceres.

Ryan Greene (AZ, b. 1994) is a translator, book farmer, and poet from Phoenix, Arizona who is currently working with Yaxkin Melchy to translate the first three books of THE NEW WORLD. He's a co-conspirator at F*%K IF I KNOW//BOOKS [] and a housemate at no.good.home []. His translations include work by Elena Salamanca, Claudina Domingo, Ana Belén López, Giancarlo Huapaya, and Yaxkin Melchy, among others. Since 2018, he has facilitated the Cardboard House Press Cartonera Collective bookmaking workshops at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore. Like Collier, the ground he stands on is not his ground.

Read an interview with Greene about translating Melchy's poems on the Action Books blog at


Monday, July 24

Book Bundles are here!


Summer is a great time for reading, and we have four new chapbook + full-length bundle selections now available on the Veliz Books site

Choose from the Uruguayan Poets bundle, Prose selections, 2022 Poetry selections (2 options), or the Maritime bundle! Bundles are a great way to find new voices and get a taste of what Veliz Books + Toad Press have to offer. Shop bundles and save at!

Here are your excellent bundle options:

Uruguayan Poets bundle ($33):

  • The Lady of Elche by Amanda Berenguer, translated by Kristin Dykstra +
  • We Do Not Live in Vain by Selva Casal, translated by Jeannine Marie Pitas +
  • Anti-Ferule by Karen Wild Díaz, translated from the Spanish by Ron Paul Salutsky
Prose selections bundle ($23):

  • Splendid Anatomies by Allison Wyss +
  • The Seamstresses by Elena Poniatowska, translated from the Spanish by Rowena Galavitz +
  • The Meat Market by Shaheen Akhtar and Mashiul Alam, translated from the Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya
2022 Poetry selections bundle ($23):

  • 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 by Molly Bendall +

And 1 of the following books:

  • Year of the Murder Hornet, by Tina Cane or
  • Share the Wealth, by Maureen Thorson

Maritime bundle ($23)

  • The Hole in the Ocean, short stories by Kathleen March +
  • Tail of the Whale, poems by Alice Sant'Anna, translated from the Portuguese by Tiffany Higgins +
  • mainland, poems by stinne storm

Friday, May 19

Read the World! Chapbooks are 20% off through 5/23



We’re excited to join the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and Veliz Books for the third year of #ReadTheWorld, an online bookfair celebrating translators and their publishers! All Toad Press chapbooks and Veliz Books translation titles are 20% off through May 23, 2023 at the Veliz Books store

Fill your cart here:

Friday, April 7

20% off for poetry month!


It's poetry month, and all Toad Press poetry (and poetry-ish) titles are 20% off at the Veliz Books store! Visit to get some great poetic deals through April 30!