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JUST DO IT!
By Chuck Keller   
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Last edited: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008

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This was a comment in response to another writer's blog here on the Den.

We all get frustrated from time to time, Kiddo.  I thought when I put my poetry book on sale here that I'd get orders.  I'm glad I didn't count on it.  Two orders from the Den.

My book has sold OK otherwise.  I've promoted it locally and have it in many locations in the metro St. Louis area.  But I didn't write or publish it to get rich.  I just wanted to share my writing with others.

I wish there were an easy answer to your question.  I've pondered many times over the years beginning a publishing company to help other frustrated writers.

In January, I made it a reality.  I started Phantom House Publishing, published my second book of poetry, started a regional magazine called "Rollin' On The River Magazine" and started selling ads.  The first edition came out in May and next week the August issue will hit the stands here. 

I guess that may be the answer...  Like the Nike commercial says:  JUST DO IT!

Phantom House Publishing will be printing a quarterly poetry magazine beginning with the winter edition.  I'm accepting submissions until December 10 with the initial magazine coming January 1, 2009.

Send submissions or comments to:  Phantom House Publishing
Poetry Editor
3477 Nameoki Road  Suite 289
Granite City, Illinois  62040

To check out "Rollin' On The River Magazine", go to my website rotrmagazine.com


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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 7/31/2008
This is an exciting and courageous effort on your part, Chuck! Congratulations. I'll be checking out your website with interest...having been born and raised in South St. Louis; still have lots of family in the area. "Rollin' On The River Magazine" LOVE IT!!
Blessings - Micke
Reviewed by Art Sun 7/27/2008
Congrats to you Chuck...it is great to read that you are successfully creating a place of not only work, but a place where one can read others work...wishing you All the best on your new magazine...


Art Sun...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/16/2008
Awesome. I live in the springfield mo area so I am close. I would like to sign up for your magazine. so start a list. Liz
Reviewed by Linda Law 7/11/2008
Wonderful Chuck.. I rec'd your message and now this one, and like what you are doing. I've always said I am nota poet..there are many wonderful ones on this site; however...I'd like to look thru my little stack and possibly submit something to you... Hope you get alot of great response as well... this is what I meant by working together....helping one another... :-)) lindalaw
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 7/11/2008
Very nifty, Chuck! I will check out your web site. I loved St. Louis when I spent my junior year of high school there. Clayton, MO, was my favorite--so beautiful in the fall. . . and Forest Park in the winter! A dream come true for a California kid!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/10/2008
I was right, that twinkle in your eyes, told me that you are a wise and courages person, I wish you nothing but the greatest of success and blessings on your new endevour, Chuck! Should I ever want to publish some of mine, I would like them to be done by your new company. Blessings friend! Jasmin Horst

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