MacArthur Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib talks about his new position at the independent press, the relationship between writer and editor, and the abundant talents of the Black literary community.
Big Shoulders Books publishes writing from and about Chicagoans whose stories are overlooked—and then gives its books away for free.
Six Black editors—Heather Buchanan, Kwame Dawes, Mensah Demary, Parneshia Jones, Alexandra Watson, and Camille T. Dungy—discuss the work of bringing writing into the world, finding new contributors, and shaping the literary culture.
The ten-year-old press publishes full-length poetry collections and chapbooks dedicated to the “values that make poetry timeless.”
Unnamed Press, an L.A.–based press, aims to publish story-driven books by underrepresented or marginalized voices.