who we are

We have been publishing poetry since 2004, including collections that brought together poets from southwestern China with poets from the southwestern United States and Chicago, translation projects that resulted in bilingual collections by poets from Lithuania and China, co-publishing projects with the Association of Stories in Macao that resulted in bilingual collections of classical Chinese poetry, and collections by authors from around the world.

We currently publish full length print collections (48+ pages) in two series, purple flag and strawberry hedgehog. We launched purple flag in 2014 as an invitation only series and added strawberry hedgehog in 2016 to reopen the press to unsolicited manuscripts. Beginning in March 2017, we welcome submissions for both series via our online submission manager. Complete guidelines are available here.

We also publish digital chapbooks (usually about 20 pages) in our nodding onion series, which is available through Google Play. If you are a poet with a manuscript to submit, please visit our online submission manager here.

Our online journal, All Roads Will Lead You Home, launched in September 2014. Check out current and past issues of the journal here. For submission guidelines, visit our submittable site.

Like most small and independent presses, we operate on a shoestring. While we get by with a little help from our friends, we also depend on the kindness of strangers. You can support us by using the links below to purchase books online from powells or indiebound (that’s any book, not just ours) — or by using the paypal button to make a donation. And please spread the word. (There’s a “share” link below.) Thanks!

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