We seek to publish—in paper and ink—the best writing. We take our ethic and aesthetic from the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church. Not all of it; just Canon 1115, which closes with the provoking observation that "Foundlings are presumed to be legitimate until the contrary is proved."
We also take direction from Coco Chanel, who observed that “style is all that endures.”
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Foundlings Press is a literary publisher based in Buffalo, New York. While the core of the Foundlings catalog will always be devoted to contemporary poetry, the press also seeks nonfiction, journalism, memoir, art and literary criticism, visual art and photography, lyrics, and hybrid works that defy categorization. The press has also sought works in translation and has republished exceptional books that have fallen out of print. Since its beginnings as a staple-bound zine, Foundlings has been characterized by found or stolen text and images, heteroglossia, and an effort to place design in dialogue with the writer and the reader.