We are a collective of writers, editors, artists and publishers.
Imagine finding the kind of books you only dreamt of reading, the stories you’d hoped for as a kid and again as an adult. Imagine scooting around, seeking out lonely lost books on the lower shelves, pulling out interesting titles, intrigued by the odd sizes and various colors, and then finding that the work grabs you, takes you somewhere new, by an author you’d not heard of. These are the books we crave. To read. To publish.
Think of the mutts at the shelter who have a few too many odd quirks and are hard to place. We’re looking for those type of manuscripts, the friendly yet non-mainstream works of uncertain pedigree and who all deserve to be read. We are a cooperative, working together to you get your stories out into the world, across the world.
Finding a good home.
One book at a time. One Wild Dog at a time.
Our small press comes out of that need for representation, validation, and permission to write your stories and see them in print. The Big Five, the well-known agencies, and mainstream publishing world focuses on profits and national awards. That would be nice, but so would being published and read by friends and strangers. Finding an audience together, we can achieve that goal.
We’re looking for voices rarely heard in the traditional publishing world. Too many of us can’t find wider audiences for our work . We’re here to help you reach out beyond your family and friends. Small indie/micro presses are the answer. Trust us to share your words. Together, our stories connect us across communities and cultures. Work with us.
- One anthology of travel essays
- One to three works of international fiction
- One chapbook of poems or hybrid work from across the globe
Be ready , you just never quite know what we’ll publish. We don’t have set parameters either but I will say that we’re actively looking for works of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction manuscripts that surprise. So take us with you, be generous, and tell the unexpected.
Thanks. Let’s have fun with this.
Founder/ Manager – Sarah Leamy (Founder/Editor at www.wanderlust-Journal.com , www.genderqueerliterature.org and previously on the creative non-fiction editorial team at upstreet & Hunger Mountain Review.)
Tej Rae (Guest Judge and Managing Editor of Wanderlust Journal 2019-21. Tej Rae is a freelancer based in Addis Ababa, where she writes for the United Nations to support her fiction habit. In June 2020, she was awarded fourth place in The First Pages Prize by judge Sebastian Faulks for a chapter from her debut novel, Salaula Sisters. http://tejrae.com/
M. Brianna Stallings (Guest Judge and Editor of Wanderlust Anthology #1, Cover design for Wanderlust #2, and a Former Editor at Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal of the Arts, among others.)
Graphic Designs – Anne Jennings @ https://inhousedesign.studio
Admin/Financials – Stacy Nelson with her years of running organisations and offices from behind the scenes.
We are open to all kinds of volunteers so feel free to contact us if you are interested. We do need a graphic artist to help with cover designs.