Adonis Designs Press is a small independent book publisher based in Phoenix, Arizona and previously in the land of Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, hometown to poets Vachel Lindsay and Robert Fitzgerald. Our mission is to bring to print the poetry, art and words of those who we feel need to have their voice and words in print to the benefit of others.
What We Publish
We publish nonfiction and poetry books.
Poetry submissions are only accepted in conjunction with the James Alexander MacDonald Poetry Book Award and the teen anthology Navigating the Maze.
The nonfiction books we like to publish fall into our areas of interest including: self-help, how-to, travel, dogs, spirituality, art, photography, inspiration and gardening.
Memoir submissions are not accepted at this time.
With that being said, we are eclectic in taste and always looking to support those that we feel need to have their words or art in print to the benefit of others.
Who We Are
Educated at DePauw University and the University of Illinois at Springfield, Anita Stienstra received a BA and MA in English with a concentration in poetry and poetics. She also has numerous credit hours in computers, photography and education. She has edited numerous books, taught writing and literature at two colleges, edited, wrote and photographed for two weekly newspapers, designed and produced numerous marketing materials for nonprofits and organizations, and facilitated several writing and literacy workshops. Her poetry and photographs have been published in anthologies, newspapers, and reviews and she has published six chapbooks: Shifting Focus, Selected Poems, Capturing Apparitions, Whispering English Trees, The Lord's Chapbook, Men Were Never Mourned as You.
Lindsey Buis received degrees in English, Communications and Cinema from DePaul University in Chicago. She has volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club, taught English to inner city youth and traveled to Skid Row in Los Angeles to help the homeless.
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Hugh Moore will be at the Society of Midland Authors tent at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by and say hi to Hugh and buy his book!
Hugh Moore Book Signing! Nov 12, 2pm, Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site, S. Sixth Street.
Hugh Moore Book Signing! July 20, 12-2pm, Prairie Archives, Old State Capitol Plaza South.
Hugh Moore Book Release Party! July 21, 5-7pm Trout Lily Cafe.
Read a review about Hugh's book! Book Review by Brian Jackson
Sister Regina Marie Bernet will be signing copies of her book at Celebrate Fall - Sat., Sept. 24, 10am-3pm at Jubilee Farm. See exhibits, walk the trails, visit llamas, and enjoy other activities as Jubilee Farm welcomes in autumn.
Sister Regina Marie Bernet had her work displayed at Art Gala, July 29 at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Washington Street.
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