About Big Yes Press: Book Publishers of Poetry

BIG YES PRESS is a multi-format independent publisher. We are fair producers of fabulous books by terrific poets and authors. Big Yes Press was founded to support diversity and integrity within the poetry community.

About Big Yes Press


Big Yes Press formed as a not for profit book producer in 2012 when three California writers said Yes. Big Yes. 

For six years and onward, BYP is committed to producing books that speak for time, place and lived experience with true voice and sure craft.   

The small staff at BYP is a grateful group of people.   We take our time.  One book at a time. Welcome.

About BYP.

BYP volunteer writers and editors provide guidance through the publishing process.  BYP's book designer is Sylvia Aranda out of Oakland, California.  Print runs are produced by Kansas City Book Manufacturing.  Distribution is through Amazon, select independent bookstores and the author/poet's events and efforts.   All BYP books are submitted for awards and reviews.

Poets & Writers.

BYP is a nimble publisher with a rigorous editorial process. 

BYP poets and writers are urban and rural.  Of desert. In Alaska. Traffic warriors. Quiet. Emerging.  Or established. Edgy.  Going deeper.  Some are poet laureates, some are award winners, and one is even sung by a choir.  We look for those who are writing from lived experience, those who are brave and don't look away.

All BYP poets and writers give readers something of the human experience we would miss without their noticing and giving words to it.

BYP is a Not For Profit Producer of Books that focuses on one book from draft to final release. We consider it a privilege to be inside an author's work. We give it care and attention from manuscript to printed page to electronic media. If you are interested in BYP’s publishing and submission process, please see our submission/contact page for details. 


BYP seeks to provide you with outstanding books! 

All BYP books are available for purchase directly from BYP poets, writers, Amazon, select independent book stores and libraries, and at poet and writer events.  

BYP authors make 100% of the profits from the sale of their books.  Use the contact information on this website or go to amazon.com or find a select local bookstore. 

Buy poetry. Buy from poets.

Buy story.  Buy from story telling writers.

Keep the written word alive!