Mayapple Press

Mayapple Press

Mayapple Press is a highly-selective small press established in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We focus on literature not often celebrated by either the mainstream or the avant-garde. This includes poetry which is both challenging and accessible; women’s writing; the rustbelt/rural culture that stretches from the Hudson Valley to the Great Lakes; the recent immigrant experience; poetry in translation; science fiction poetry. We also welcome poetry anthologies, short fiction and science fiction poetry. Publications are in trade paperback formats (30-120 pages). In general, we publish only authors with prior publications with reputable presses or literary magazines. We do not publish books which have been previously self-published, although parts of a longer poetry collection may have appeared in privately-printed chapbooks.

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Genres published 

  • Fiction / NonFiction / Poetry

Writing styles published 

  • Feminist / Contemporary / Travel Writing / Memoir / Biography / Novella

Publication Formats 

  • Book / eBook / Chapbook

Languages published 

  • English

Source Languages 

  • Any
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