Roberto Carlos Garcia's second poetry collection, black / Maybe, will be published in April 2018 by Willow Books. His first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Root, Those People, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, The New Engagement, Public Pool, Stillwater Review, Gawker, Barrelhouse, Tuesday; An Art Project, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others. 

He is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books, LLC.

A native New Yorker, Roberto holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

His website is

We hold no publication contests, request no submission fees, and conduct no open reading periods. We’ll read pitches and seek out emerging talent. Get Fresh Books LLC will pursue writers publishing in today's many literary journals. However, we will also work with established writers who have published books. 

I'm a writer. I write poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels. I'm frustrated by the poetry book contest system, the near impossibility of landing a literary agent, and the constant fees for submitting. If you're a writer perhaps you feel the same way, or did at some point in your career. My goal is to run a publishing press where the publisher and the author work together to edit, publish, promote, and contribute to the literary conversation. 

 Get Fresh Books LLC is a cooperative press, where our authors, editors, and the publisher create and pursue a vision for the writer's work. In many ways the press will have a traditional process, think Scribner or Perkins. However, we will be adaptable and fully ready to use all the available technology at hand to succeed.

Roberto Carlos Garcia- Founder, Poet, Translator, & Essayist