A.B.Baird Publishing

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A.B.Baird Publishing is a small family owned publishing house dedicated to helping authors reach their dreams of having their words printed and located on bookshelves around the world.  

We specialize in the design and development of anthologies; by combining the talent and desire to succeed of multiple writers, our anthologies are able to reach a wider audience than a self-published stand-alone book would achieve while maintaining the voice and quality authors desire.

In addition to poetry and prose anthologies, we are working to bring forth new lines of quality children's books and open to submission of manuscripts of all other genres.

Upcoming Projects

We are always working on projects around here!  

Want to stay updated with information about upcoming writing competitions or anthology releases?  Scroll to the bottom of the site and subscribe!

Coming Fall 2019

Symphonies of the Wild-Hearted- An A.B.Baird Poetry Anthology

Broken Hearts, Healing Words- An A.B.Baird Anthology (Competition Anthology)

Dark Rose on Fire- a compilation of poetry by Kevin Vargo

Assembly Required- a compilation of poetry By Hooves

Coming Winter 2020

White Moth - a compilation of poetry by Maya Grace Elphick

Tangled Sheets: Poetry For Lovers- An A.B.Baird Anthology (Competition)

Coming Spring 2020

My Still Waters- An A.B.Baird Anthology (Competition Anthology)

Golden Arrows: Poetry from Goddesses- An A.B.Baird Poetry Anthology

Review Team Wanted!

Past Writing Competitions

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Broken Hearts - Healing Words

This competition just closed, please check back for updates on how to purchase and to see who the winners!

Gratitudes: To Our Mothers is now available on Amazon, grab a copy for your mother today!

Competition Winners

Grand Prize:
“A Mother Without Patience” Emily Louise Witthohn

First Runner Up:
“My Mother Divine” Linda Lokhee

Second Runners Up:
“She Taught Me This” Angela Marie Neimiec
“Collecting Calls” Dre Jones

People’s Choice:
“God” Ambica Gossain

Steady Hands: Ode to our Fathers is now available on Amazon, grad a copy for the father figure in your life!

Competition Winners

Grand Prize:
"Day of Rest" L.T. Pelle

First Runner Up:
"The Simplest Treasure" Linda Lokhee

People's Choice:
"The Midnight Train" Ambica Gossain

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How to get Published

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Can I Order Anywhere Else?

Where can I buy "Tending Broken Stems"?

Thank you for asking!  "Tending Broken Stems" is avalible for order on Amazon with free shipping for prime members!  Simply click the link below!
Tending Broken Stems

Where can I purchase "Colors of Love: Sera's World"?

Thank you for your question,  both paperback and kindle versions of "Colors of Love: Sera's World" are both available on Amazon for purchase now!  Did you know that if you buy the paperback book you can download the Kindle version for $1.99 so you dont have to wait?

To order click the link below.
 Colors of Love: Sera's World

Where can I purchase "Splintered Souls"?

Thank you for your question, "Splintered Souls" is currently for sale in Amazon in both the kindle and paperback forms.

Splintered Souls

Where can I find Kabrie Waters book, "My Darling Delirium"?

Great question!  You can grab a copy My Darling, Delirium from Amazon in either the Kindle version or traditional paperback!  Just follow the link below!

My Darling, Delirium.​​​

Can I get a copy of "Gratitudes: To Our Mothers"?

Yes you can!  Gratitudes: To Our Mothers is our special edition Mother's Day 2019 Anthology, it is now available on Amazon for purchase in paperback!  Click the link below and it will take you right to it!

Gratitudes: To Our Mothers​​​

Is "Steady Hands" available to order yet?

Thank you for asking- Steady Hands: Odes to Our Fathers is up for pre-oeders on Amazon now and will shipped when it is released mid May, just in time for Father's Day!  Follow the link below to lock in your order now!

Steady Hands: Odes to Our Fathers​​​

Now Available!

My Darling, Delirium

de·lir·i·um noun •Serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of surroundings. synonyms:derangement, temporary madness, insanity....and you. •wild excitement or ecstasy.synonyms: passion, frenzy, fever..and you. These poems are a product of the last 4 years... My time as a living ghost. My downfall. My resurrection. My Darling, Delirium.

Now out on Amazon!

Like Frost on the Winter Garden

The wonderful world around us gives proof that growth comes in all seasons of life. When the cold fingers of winter touch upon the glorious plants of the winter garden, they do not wither and die. Instead, their sustenance is sweetened by the freezing fingers in which it is encased. Just as winter becomes natures sweetener, we too find strength and power in the coldest seasons of life. We are like the bounties of that winter garden; dependent on pricks of bitter cold to sweeten the disposition of our souls. Together, with voices clear as mid-winter nights, these 9 writers bring you a collection of poetry testifying to the strengths rendered by the chills of life. Those bitter cold moments may have made them shake, but in return their mouths were left coated with the sweetness of words they now strive to share with you.

Now Available!

Tending Broken Stems

Each of us lives a life full of turmoil and strife. We face moments where we have been beaten, battered, and bruised by people and situations that surround us; like the garden so carefully planted and then ravaged by the storm. Yet, we survive. We learn, we grow; we lean into the wind, put our shoulders down, rely on our roots- and we survive. Tending Broken Stems is a collection of poetry dedicated to those moments in life: moments when our hopes, dreams, and selves have become broken under the strain- moments when we required gentle and dedicated tending to; whether that tenderness came from within or from others. We have all felt the sting of being the broken stem before; yet, as these talented poets show through their dynamic writing, with pain and hope comes unstoppable growth.

Tending Broken Stems


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K. Waters

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Kevin Vargo

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Alice Foster

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Born Maverick

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J.A. Lyon

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Kimmery Moss

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B.E. Sampson

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Available on Amazon!

Colors of Love: Sera's World

Sera's world is the first in our Colors of Love children's book series dedicated to helping children understand the special power that giving love to others has on the world.

Colors of Love: Sera's World

Austie M. Baird


Dee Gellie


Splintered Souls

Available on Amazon!

We are excited to bring you our second anthology, "Splintered Souls". Dealing with depression and mental health, "Splintered Souls" is a soul-baring work comprised of poems from 8 amazing women.

Splintered Souls

Emily Adams-Aucoin

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Ashleigh Brown

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Maya Grace Elphick

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Morgan Short

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Abbey Forrest

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L.M. Steel

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Heini Talip

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Coffee with Will

Interview with Owner Austie Baird

In this interview Austie discusses her view on poetry, the birth of the company, and what they look for when deciding who to publish.

Publication and Royalties F.A.Q

Please review the section of our website dedicated to discussing this- there you will find three different ways in which we work with authors to get their work published.
No.  We would never ask you to pay for the privilege of publishing your work.  As a rule, you should be wary of any company who requires you to pay for the publication of your manuscript or requires you to purchase an expensive copy of a publication in order to reserve a spot in it.  

We take the cost of the publication up front and the better your book does, the more we both earn!
The short answer is- we work in a profit share method, no advances are given and in exchange the authors are awarded a larger percent of the total profit on the book.  

Here is a closer look of how it might* break down in a few different scenarios

  • Paperback book: Royalties on retail of 10% paid to author until earning of $100 for publisher is reached, shifting to a 55% royalty after that point
  • Hardback book: Royalties on retail of 10% paid to author until the earning of $150 for publisher is reached, shifting to a 55% royalty after that point
  • Full color books: Royalties on retail of 10% paid to author until the earning of $250 for publisher is reached, shifting to a 55% royalty after that point
*this is for example only, and while it demonstrates the guidelines we attempt to operate by, it is not representative of every situation or scenario
Authors do keep the copy rights to their materials- ie: poems, short stories, manuscripts, artwork...
As a publishing company we own the ISBN of the book as well as the rights to the book itself.  If you (as the author) choose to publish elsewhere, you may take your words but not the book as a whole or the ISBN that belongs to it.
In the case of submitted manuscripts- we expect that books will come to us completed and (mostly) ready for publication.  If you are in need of editing services we can provide them, such service would be negotiated into your contract.

For our invitation only anthologies, we are the editors and will be listed as such on the cover.


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