Our goal is to publish and support writers of color.
Backbone Press has been publishing diversely since 2012. We debut and support writers who are considered marginalized voices and whose work may not be published elsewhere. Our press was started as a response to the bleak state of diversity in publishing. We believe, in art, but certainly the literary arts, every voice is essential.
Tips From the Editor
We rarely publish manuscripts outside of our annual chapbook contest and haiku manuscript contest. We only accept submissions via Submittable. As we only publish chapbooks, our print runs are small so please inquire via email before placing large shipment orders.