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, Angela Mitchell, Louise Marburg, Jenny Wu, Amelie Prusik, Mike Smith
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir
Paperback, E-book
Reading Periods: 
Jun 15 to Jul 27
Oct 3 to Nov 14
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. We 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. In addition to full-length books, WTAW Alcove Chapbooks launches in the fall of 2022. We welcome submissions from writers of all backgrounds.

Tips From the Editor

To understand our aesthetic and literary interests, read the work we’ve published. Make sure to follow all submission guidelines.

Contact Information

Peg Alford Pursell, Director
P.O. Box 2825
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-0825
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Sep 20, 2022