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A journey of Sweetycat Press- Steve Carr

Steve Carr is the Founder/Publisher/Editor of Sweetycat Press. He launched Sweetycat Press as a Facebook group in February 2020 to support emerging writers by providing tools for self-promotion. Toward the goal of achieving the group's mission, six high-quality books (Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2020, The Book of Books, I, The Writer, The Wordsmith Chronicles, To Be or Not To Be A Writer, and Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2021) were published within a year that included author bios, essays and short stories from writers worldwide.

The Sweetycat Press Facebook group began at the same time that the COVID pandemic sprung up, leading to the site being shut down in March 2021 due to the pandemic's impact on the Facebook group's mission. Immediately after the Sweetycat Press Facebook group closed down, Stave established Sweetycat Press Publishing as a continuation of what he had already started: The mission remained the same: to further promote new and emerging writers.

He has a team of three, and sometimes four who are integral to publishing books with the Sweetycat Press publishing imprint.

Sweetycat Press published its first novel in 2021, Beyond Wishes, a very imaginative YA fantasy/adventure story written by Joan Herr. The second single-author publication, Mike Turner's wonderful collection of poetry, Visions, and Memories, was released on July 1, 2021. Sweetycat Press has switched focus to only publishing its anthologies so as to reach writers and poets worldwide. The episodic criminal manhunt thriller, The Whole Wide World, which includes 80 writers worldwide was the first of these followed by Around the World: Landscapes & Cityscapes, which featured 200 poets, A Love Letter (or Poem) To . . . with over 200 global contributors. Stories & Poems in the Song of Life with 175 contributors. Beautiful: In the eye of the beholder with 200 contributors.

All Sweetycat Press publications are available on Amazon. 100% of the proceeds go into publishing the anthologies and paying the writers whose work appears in the Sweetycat Press online literary magazine, Short Story Town, which will end its run on June 1.


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