Wolfson Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Joyce Hinnefeld, Darrin Doyle, Jim Daniels, John Surowiecki, Kim Jacobs-Beck, Steve Henn, Renee Agatep, Steven Ostrowski, Katharine Haake
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Website, Amazon, other

Editorial Focus

Wolfson Press publishes books in the arts and humanities, including literary titles (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction). The press has a special interest in the region called Michiana, those counties of north-central Indiana and southwestern Michigan that are served by Indiana University South Bend. Regionally, the press has focused on the history of race relations and civil rights. More generally, it publishes histories, biographies, and anthologies that illuminate the cultural life of the region.

Tips From the Editor

Although we don’t regularly consider unsolicited manuscripts (except through our poetry and prose contests), writers may query us, especially if the manuscript has a connection to Northern Indiana or Southern Michigan. We publish civil rights history of the Michiana region, and we would consider other kinds of titles of local or regional interest.

In poetry and fiction, we’re looking for freshness of expression and perspective. Most of our titles are chosen through contests or are solicited. In addition to contest winners, we usually publish a manuscript or two from the year’s finalists.

Contact Information

Joseph Chaney, Director
Indiana University South Bend
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2024