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7.13 Books

Started by author Leland Cheuk (THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG, a novel, LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS, stories), 7.13 Books is committed to making beautiful works of literary fiction and offering a publishing experience that’s respectful to and even reverent of first-time authors.

As traditional literary publishing shrinks and becomes increasingly elitist, 7.13 Books is part of a vibrant small press ecosystem that is passionate about keeping literature alive and saving quality manuscripts that have fallen through the widening cracks of a backsliding, inefficient industry.

As a publisher, 7.13 Books aspires to a partner in getting writers started on their lives as an author.

Leland Cheuk (Writers Workshop, ’01,’02), Publisher



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Astor & Lenox

Astor & Lenox is a new, small press on a mission to rescue civilization one book at a time. They publish print and ebook editions of remarkable out-of-print books, so they aren’t lost to history, and new manuscripts they think are destined to become classics.

Terence Clark (Writers Workshop Participant, ’72,’73/Staff), Director of Publishing




Berkeleyside is Berkeley, California’s independently owned local news site. Berkeleyside is a local newspaper without the paper. It reports the news and covers the extraordinary diversity of people, issues, events, food and environment in this city of 120,000 people whose impact reaches far beyond the Bay Area.

Francis Dinkelspiel (Writers Workshop, ’04,’03, Staff ’09,’15), Co-founder


Bonafide Books

Bonafide Books

Bona Fide Books is a small press on a mountaintop publishing bold, unsung writers and connecting them with their readers. Bona Fide specializes in community-driven nonfiction, that is, collections about specific areas and its people.

Kim Wyatt (Writers Workshop, ’06), Publisher and Editor


Connotation Press

Connotation Press

Connotation Press: An Online Artifact exists to publish and promote the finest art and artists available, and to provide a place for a wide variety of art to flourish. From the printed to the spoken word, from the auditory to the visual arts, from the tactile to the cerebral our primary purpose is to provide the best possible showcase venue for the arts and artists that we publish, and to do everything in our power to attract and keep the largest audience possible to experience them.

Robert Clark Young (’98), Creative Nonfiction Editor



Faultline: UC Irvine’s Literary Journal

First published in 1992 by founding editor Alyn Warren, Faultline is UC Irvine’s Pushcart prize-winning journal. Housed in UC Irvine’s Department of English and produced by the graduate students of the Programs in Writing, Faultline features the work of emerging and established writers from the U.S. and abroad. The journal publishes new poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, and art in an annual spring issue.




FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics was founded in 1969 as a periodical devoted to poetry that would combine fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and an attention to the best work being produced in the United States and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations. Published twice annually, it provides a forum where poets, eminent and emerging, show each other and those who follow the course of the art what is innovative and most interesting.

Kazim Ali (Staff, ’10,’12) Associate Editor


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Four Chambers

We’re Four Chambers Press, an independent community literary magazine and small press based in Phoenix, AZ. Our mission is to give greater visibility to the literary arts, encourage their participation in the larger cultural scene, and help develop a more active community of writers and readers.

Jake Friedman, Founder and Editor-in-Chief


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Grey Sparrow Journal

Annam Manthiram (Writers Workshop, ’10) Copy Editor


The Harvard Advocate

The Harvard Advocate, founded in 1866, is the oldest continuously published collegiate literary magazine in the country. Over its long history, it can count T.S. Eliot, Conrad Aiken, and Norman Mailer among its members and e.e. cummings, Jack Kerouac, and Tom Wolfe as contributors to its pages. A quarterly magazine, The Advocate‘s mission is to publish the best art, fiction, poetry, and prose that the Harvard undergraduate community offers. 2016

Alum Angela Hui is on the Fiction board of The Harvard Advocatehttp://theharvardadvocate.com/

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Harvard Review

Harvard Review was launched in 1992, a perfect-bound journal of over 200 pages, published semi-annually and incorporating the old Harvard Book Review. The purpose of this journal is to foster the work of new writers, provide a forum for criticism of new literary works, and present the finest poetry and short fiction being written.

Major Jackson (Staff, ’11), Poetry Editor


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hit & run press

hit & run press started in 1974. Editor Larry Rafferty has been selecting and publishing books and broadsides ever since, and hit & run press now has a wide range of poetry and two bilingual volumes of translations. Rafferty occasionally has guest editors review and select publications.

Larry Rafferty, Editor, larry@mrbebop.com   www.mrbebop.com


Hollyridge Press

Hollyridge Press is a small literary publisher located in Venice, California. Hollyridge uses digital short-run technology to keep its books always in print, always in stock. Books are available in just days for orders as small as one book. The press publishes primarily literary fiction, and the annual poetry review 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry. Recently the press released its first reprint collection of poetry, and a chapbook series.

Ian Randall Wilson (Writers Workshop/Poetry, ’04,’08,’98), Publisher




The Magazine of Latino Literature is operated under the auspices of CentroVictoria at the University of Houston-Victoria. A huizache is a wild acacia tree native to Mexico whose reach is South and East Texas, where it irritates landowning farmers. No matter what they do to be rid of it, the resilient, beautiful tree grows and flourishes.

Dagoberto Gilb (Staff, ’05,’09,’13,’15), Founding Editor


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Hunger Mountain

Hunger Mountain is a print journal of the arts. We publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, young adult and children’s writing, and literary miscellany. Our print issue comes out annually in the spring.

Q. Lindsey Barrett (Writers Workshop, ’11), Assistant Fiction Editor




inter|rupture aims to startle and assault the current by providing readers with emerging and established artists who crave discovery. We publish three times a year–February, June, and October–and primarily feature poetry.

Curtis Perdue (’10), Editor




In publication since 1999, we are an independent journal that appears online as well as in annual print issues. We don’t adhere to any particular themes or tastes, but some people tell us they see one, so who knows?

Ryan Ridge (Writers Workshop, ’10), Managing Editor


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MadHat Annual

MadHat Lit is the smaller, more restless, equally rambunctious sibling to the annual online arts and literary publication, MadHat (formerly Mad Hatters’ Review). In an effort to keep the spirit of ground-breaking literature and arts current, MadHat Lit is a literary and artistic review that we publish four times yearly.

Sandy Barnett Ebner (Writers Workshop, ’14,’09,’07,’05,’03), Creative Nonfiction Editor


Manzanita press


Manzanita Writers Press is a literary publisher and nonprofit arts organization located at Manzanita Arts Emporium, a creative community center in historic downtown Angels Camp. We bring writers, readers and artists together through workshops, anthologies, book publishing, classes, lectures, and events in the Mother Lode region of California.

Monika Rose (Writers Workshop ’00, Poetry Workshop ’97), Editor



The Maynard

The Maynard, an online poetry journal, is a space for emerging and experienced writers from Canada and around the world. Issue editors, comprised of Advisory and Editorial Board members, strive to feature work that challenges perceived boundaries (lyric, narrative, etc.) of the written word. Rather than themes, each issue of The Maynard showcases artistic conversations represented via shared or disparate aesthetics, subjects, and styles.

Jami Macarty (Poetry Participant, ’10,’14), Editor




Suzanne Parker (Poetry ’98), Poetry Editor




The Meadow

The Meadow publishes work from beginning and experienced writers and artists each Spring.

Mark Maynard (Writers Workshop ’08), Fiction Editor


Muse/A Journal

Muse/A Journal (myoo-zay) is a literary journal that developed from the creative efforts of Gregg Murray to share poetic writing of all themes with a wide network of enthusiasts.  Founded in 2015, Muse/A publishes work by emerging artists and launched its first online publication in April of 2016. We publish lyrical, playful, moving, linguistically-inventive, unique, experimental, moving, honest, diction-sensitive, collaborative, economical, attentive, vested, clever, touching, REAL work.

The inaugural issue, an online issue, was launched at AWP 2016. Since then, Muse/A has published three more online issues (/TWO and /FOUR and /FIVE) and one print issue (/THREE). 2018 began with our print issue (/SIX), released at AWP in Tampa (March 7-10). We publish two online issues and one print issue per annum.

Aaron Graham (Poetry participant ’14, ’17) Poetry Editor



Narrative Magazine

Narrative is dedicated to advancing literature in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging reading, as the gateway to understanding, across generations, in schools, and around the globe. Our digital library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free.

Tom Jenks (Staff ’05), Carol Edgarian (Staff ’88), Editors




OccuPoetry collects and publishes poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. OccuPoetry is an independent project inspired by the Occupy Movement.

Phillip Barron (Poetry ’12), Co-Editor




Just as our name suggests—“omni” (in all ways and places) and “dawn” (the first appearance of light)—we publish creative works that open readers anew to the myriad ways that language may bring new light, insight, awareness, as well as a heightened respect for and appreciation of differences.

Rusty Morrison (Poetry ’95,’96) (Writers Workshop ’93,’94), Founder and Co-publisher,

David Koehn, (Poetry ’04, ’06, ’14), Chair of Advisory Committee


On the issues

On The Issues Magazine

On the Issues Magazine, a progressive, feminist journal, began as a print publication from 1983 to 1999, and an online multimedia website from 2008 to the present. With topics of concern to women both revolutionary and radical, On The Issues is a resource for women about women.

Barbara Fischkin (Writers Workshop ’95), Senior Editor


Poetry Northwest

Poetry Northwest (the region’s oldest literary magazine, established in 1959) has just published volume 14.2 in its New Series, marking fifteen vibrant years in its expanded format and ten at host institution Everett Community College.

Community of Writers Poetry Workshop alum Keetje Kuipers was just named the new Editor of Poetry Northwest. Kuipers has been a Senior Editor at the magazine for three years. She has recently published her third book of poems, All Its Charms, with BOA Editions, and teaches poetry writing at Hugo House. As Editor-in-chief, she will have the chance to shape the direction of the magazine for years to come.

Keetje Kuipers (Poetry participant ’05) Editor-in-Chief


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Rattling Wall

The Rattling Wall is a literary journal based in Los Angeles, CA that accepts short fiction, travel essays, and poetry for publication.

Michelle Franke (Staff, ’13), Founding Editor




The Poetry Forum, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a poetry collective, and RHINO Poetry was started as an outlet for the work of members of The Poetry Forum. Since then, RHINO Poetry has become a regionally and nationally recognized annual collection of literature by new and established writers, and our workshops and readings have served countless emerging and established poets in Illinois.

Valerie Wallace (Poetry, ’10), Associate Editor

Carol H. Eding (Poetry, ’14) Associate Editor


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Santa Monica Review

Santa Monica Review is a nationally distributed literary arts journal sponsored by Santa Monica College. The journal is published twice yearly, in Fall and Spring. The Review currently features literary fiction and nonfiction, though in past years also included poetry. SMR represents Santa Monica College’s commitment to the literary arts, community, and literacy. In nearly thirty years of production, the Review has featured both first-time writers and established literary authors, with a focus on showcasing the work of Southern California and Pacific Rim writers.

Andrew Tonkovich (Staff), Editor


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Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm is a journal committed to promoting the best fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art being created today. The journal provides educational experiences for students in editing and publishing, and represents The University of Findlay as a supporter of the arts.

Dave Essinger (Writers Workshop ’09), Editor


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Taos Journal of Poetry & Art

Our mission is to discover poetry, art, and literary reviews/essays that raise the hair on our arms, therefore our consciousness; Poetry that excites with passion, syntax, and craft; Art that remains an image in one’s eye. As poets living in Taos, New Mexico, U.S., amid astounding horizontal beauty of mesas, vertical allure of mountains, we are searching too for splendor; intricate and singing. Our vision is wide and inviting to both experimental and formal poetry, photography, visual art, sculpture, reviews and essays.

Veronica Golos (Poetry, ’09) and Catherine Strisilo, Editors


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Thin Air Magazine

Thin Air Magazine seeks to embrace unknown territory through works that push at the boundaries of genre and convention.

Grace Liew (Writers Workshop, ’14), Managing Editor


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Tin House

Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and underappreciated books, and Spring and Fall issues built around idiosyncratic themes like sex, evil, and candy. Perhaps most indicative of the magazine’s mission to stake out new territory and showcase not only established, prize-winning authors is its commitment to including work by undiscovered writers.

Rob Spillman (Staff), Editor
Elissa Schappell (staff); Editor at Large
Lee Montgomery (Writers Workshop, ’99), Executive Editor
Masie Cochran (Writers Workshop, ’11), Associate Editor


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Water~Stone Review: Hamline University

Water~Stone Review is a literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. The review publishes work in all genres as well as essay/reviews and writers’ interviews. Features include three contests and photography curated by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design




YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices…including teens.

Keri Smith Majors (Writers Workshop, ’03), Editor




Every issue is a vibrant mix of established talents and new voices, providing an elegantly curated overview of contemporary arts and letters with a distinctly San Francisco perspective.

Laura Cogan (Staff), Editor
Oscar Villalon (Staff), Managing Editor