We are very happy to be moving along in the world of publishing as an indie press and trying our best to keep our voice alive and well during the pandemic. Many of our authors decided to delay their book launches during the onset of COVID-19 a year ago. We have a slew of books coming out this springâ€”and what a great list! Â Click the link below to find out more!
GWP 2021 Interns
This Â year, 2021, is off to a great start with three amazing GWP fellowship recipients working with us this spring. Dede is always impressedÂ with workingÂ with these smart, motivated young people who take their internships seriously! Â Welcome Brenna, Liana, and Rosie!Â
Brenna Lewis-Slammon is a teacher and writer living in Putney, Vermont. Having grown up in the Monadnock Valley of New Hampshire, she spent the majority of her free time hiking in the mountains, reading, and writing. After graduating from the University of Vermont with degrees in English and Psychological Science, she served as an English teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Myanmar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brenna has delayed a Fulbright grant to teach English and Literature in Bulgaria and has taken a position at a local school thatÂ serves students with learning differences. Brenna is inspired by the interaction of identity and society within the realm of literature. She firmly believes that by writing ourselves and reading each other we make the world a more compassionate and understanding place.
Liana Vazquez is a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is interested in creativeÂ writing, especially when it is linked to film. She was born and raised in New Jersey. Some ofÂ her favorite things to do are watch films, write short fiction, read novels from her ever-growing pile (you know the one), and work on artistic projects. In her spare time, sheÂ investigates new topics of interest and hangs out with friends.
Rosie Rudavsky is an artist and writer living in New York City. She is a recent graduate from Oberlin College, where she studied History and Religion and first developed an interest in writing creative non-fiction. These days, Rosie works at a cheese shop, tutors and reports for a local newspaper. Rosie loves to read short stories, dance, cook, and visit museums.
Other News in Our Small World
GWP has a new publishing initiative to help us raise money, help authors,
and publish books we love.
We now offer a hybrid publishing partnership program to help us raise money, help authors, and publish books we love. We have partnered with Antioch University, The Sundog Poetry Center, First Light Foundation (Maine), Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association, and individual writers. The way it works is the author or organization pays for editorial work (editing, copyediting, and proofreading), design of the cover and interior, pagination of the book, and printing. We are selective in this process and the books are submissions we would acquire if we had a large budget and a full-time staff. Helping writers and nonprofit foundations do great work is a shared goal and the collaboration is so rewarding. The books we publish through this partnership are of the highest quality, printed sustainably, and distributed nationally and internationally. Independent Publishers Group (IPG) in Chicago handles our global distribution for all our books and they are very good at what they do and keep impeccable records. The nice part is that bookstores and libraries order all of our books direct from IPG (usually with a 50% discount), or via Ingram or Follett/Baker & Taylor. If you are interested in talking to us about a partnership email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Bookshop.org affiliate page to see some of our books!
HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX and HOPE for the FUTURE