Awst Press publishes impressive work from diverse voices in a variety of formats—chapbook series, broadsides, pocketbooks, online series, and books. We do not currently accept unsolicited submissions, but have been relying on established writers to curate individual chapbook series and online essay series. 

Past curators of our chapbooks were asked to mix up the authors within their series based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, genre, etc. These authors have their previously published work made available on the website alongside an interview while new work is edited, copyedited, matched with artwork, and made available in handmade chapbooks.

Some smaller pieces from all of our projects may also be offered via a broadside. Pocketbooks arrived June 2018.

Each August after the press's birthday, we publish an essay series online. Curators are picked based on a general theme and then they solicit authors based on their specific goals for the series.

Book-length projects are published when they can be adequately supported and fit with the aesthetics and quality of the press. Authors who have been published previously by Awst Press are routinely considered, but other authors may be solicited for manuscripts as well.

Our books are distributed by Small Press Distribution.


Tatiana Ryckman - Editor

LK James - Art Director

Emily Roberts - Production Editor

Phoebe Waldron - Publicist

Liz Blood - Contributing Editor 

Michaela Hannah Cutter - Contributing Editor

Wendy M. Walker - Publisher