WTAW Press

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Genres Published: 
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Feminist, Flash Fiction, Historical, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Kevin McIlvoy, Henry Hoke, Anita Felicelli, Olga Zilberbourg, Sarah Stone, Louise Marburg, Julian Mithra, Keith Pilapil Lesmeister, Joanna Acevedo, Lillian Howan
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Paperback, E-book
Reading Periods: 
Dec 1 to Dec 31
Sep 30 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Small Press Distribution

Editorial Focus

WTAW Press is an independent, nonprofit literary press devoted to discovering and publishing enduring literary works. They publish a carefully curated list of titles across a range of genres (literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, essay, and prose that falls somewhere in between), subject matter, and perspectives. WTAW offers the Kevin McIlvoy Book Prize for unpublished books of prose. In addition to full-length books, WTAW Alcove Chapbooks series publishes chapbooks of prose. Their new imprint is Betty (2023), publishing books by women for everyone.

Tips From the Editor

  • To understand our aesthetic and literary interests, read the work we’ve published.
  • Make sure to follow all submission guidelines.
  • Watch the website for open submission periods and/or sign up for our newsletter, since dates may change.
  • Read more about our publishing program on the website.

Contact Information

Peg Alford Pursell, Director and Editor in Chief
P.O. Box 2825
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-0825
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2024