Welcome to the bottle rockets press website!  Celebrating 20 years in print!

 NEW! NEW! NEW! Haibun Workshop! Sign up now. Still some room!

New all day haibun workshop is planned for May 4th, 2019 in Hartford, CT. (Location to come.) Time 9:30-4:30. $75.00 Paid in advance. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided for attendees. 1-hour optional break for lunch and schmoozing. Stanford M. Forrester, editor of bottle rockets press will conduct a workshop where attendees will learn about haibun (a form that contains both prose and haiku). Designed for all levels of poets and prose writers. Journaling, travel writing, short stories, and longer fiction will be covered. Attendees will be encouraged to bring their own work that they would like to be work shopped. Note: bottle rockets press, like all established haiku presses, will not be using 5-7-5 when discussing the haiku component of haibun.

To register: Please send note and check for $75.00 to:

Stanford M. Forrester
bottle rockets press
po box 189
windsor, ct 06095 usa

e-mail: bottlerockets_99@yahoo.com

Deadline for registering: April 20, 2019

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time, if there aren’t enough sign-ups. Partial refunds (95%) will be given only if requested before April 20th. After April 20th, no refund can be given due to contract logistics with the workshop space renters.

Workshop limited to 15 attendees.

What to bring:
laptop computer, pen, paper, notebook, ideas you’d like to work on, & most of all yourself!


The submission/reading period for issue #41 will be from April 15 -- May 31, 2019

Issue #40 was mailed out! (1/18/19)


Please do not send any submissions before reading the new submission guidelines and the starting date of the reading period.

We reserve the right to close the submission reading period at any time ( when we have reached the publication limit.)

(We encourage sending your work in at the beginning of a submission period, not at the end.)

bottle rockets press no longer accepts e-mail submissions. All submissions must be mailed via post. [Please remember our contributors, 80% from the US, have always snail mailed in their submissions.]

If you reside outside the USA no SASE is necessary (for a reply.) You snail mail a submission. We reply by e-mail. That simple. ( Please include your e-mail address with your written submission so that we may reply to you. If no e-mail address is included, your submission will be discarded.)

If you reside within the USA, please continue to snail mail in your submission & include a SASE as you have done for the past 19 years.


See The Mag section for important information about subscriptions. 

 Please save all of us time & effort and read the submission guidelines before you submit. Thank you.  4-17-2019  (Year of the Wild Boar.)





bottle rockets is a publication made of poetry, paper, and ink.

bottle rockets is not an e-zine.




Editor: Stanford M. Forrester

e-mail: bottlerockets_99@yahoo.com