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Indie Spotlight: Seven Kitchens Press

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Poet Ron Mohring began Seven Kitchens Press in the fall of 2007, and to date the press has produced more than 75 poetry chapbooks through a range of contests and series. Their Robin Becker Chapbook Prize invites manuscripts from writers identifying as LGBTQ, and the Keystone Chapbook Prize (currently

Indie Spotlight: Burnside Review Press

Founder and editor Sid Miller shares with Ploughshares readers the history behind Burnside Review Press, how he finds his authors, and what keeps the press and review going after ten plus years.

Indie Spotlight: BkMk Press

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In 1971, BkMk Press was founded by Dan Jaffe, English professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Roy Fox, head librarian of the Johnson County Library system in Kansas.

Indie Spotlight: Press 53

Press 53, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was founded in 2005 by Kevin Morgan Watson as a publisher of short fiction and poetry. Although they put out a smattering of memoirs and novels for a short time, in 2011 they narrowed their focus to publish only poetry, short fiction,

Indie Spotlight: Bellevue Literary Press

  Bellevue Literary Press was founded in 2005 by Erika Goldman and Jerome Lowenstein, author, M.D., and Professor at New York University School of Medicine, where he also began the Program for Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education. Bellevue is currently headed by publisher and editorial director Erika Goldman, who

Indie Spotlight: Canarium Books

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With assistance from the University of Michigan, Canarium Books formed in 2008 out of the journal The Canary, which had been founded by writers Joshua Edwards, Anthony Robinson, and Nick Twemlow. Now based in Marfa, Texas under the collective editorship of Joshua Edwards, Nick Twemlow, Robyn Schiff, and Lynn

Indie Spotlight: Sarabande Books

  Founded in 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky by Sarah Gorham and Jeffrey Skinner, Sarabande Books began with a mission to publish and distribute with “diligence and integrity” books of poetry, short fiction and essays. Their first two titles appeared 20 years ago as winners of the Mary McCarthy Prize

Indie Spotlight: Pressgang

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Begun in 2012 by fiction writer Bryan Furuness, Pressgang is based at Butler University and is affiliated with Butler’s MFA program and the Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writer Series. Pressgang’s initial publications have come from its Pressgang Prize, which awards $1,500 and publication to a book-length fiction or memoir

Indie Spotlight: Small Beer Press

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Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, a writing and editing superduo based in western Massachusetts, began Small Beer Press in 2000, and immediately built a list of titles that garnered a number of awards for science fiction, fantasy, and horror and also landed on a variety of “best of”

Indie Spotlight: Short Flight/Long Drive Books

Short Flight/Long Drive Books is an independent press that emerged from the online literary magazine Hobart, founded by writer Aaron Burch in 2001. Hobart, which currently posts a wide variety of new literary and contemporary culture content on a daily basis, launched Short Flight/Long Drive Books in 2006 with