Spout Press

For thirty years, Spout Press has existed as a small, all-volunteer, non-profit literary publisher. We have worked to publish and promote contemporary experimental writing, mentor young writers, and bring new and/or underappreciated voices to the attention of a larger audience.

Over the years we’ve published hundreds of local and regional writers, as well as nationally known authors such as Hoa Nguyen, Dessa, Ed Bok Lee, Jim Northrup, Steph Burt, Alison McGhee Larissa Szporluk, Sarah Manguso, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Richard Siken, Howard Zinn, and many more.

Our newest book series, Out of Pocket, includes titles by Juliet Patterson, Rachel Jendrzejewski, J. Otis Powell‽, Brianna Johnson, and Carolyn Holbrook. The series focuses on expanding and promoting the local literary conversation in regard to experimentation, current issues, and new voices. In addition, our latest collaboration, a remarkable anthology of experimental plays by members of the Workhaus Collective, is available now and we recommend it very highly. New works in production include a collection of stories by Maureen Aitken and a new anthology of local writing. 

Spout Press is also committed to fostering artistic community by hosting literary events, performances, and interdisciplinary collaborations, and to the vision of independent publishing. We are here because we love literature and we love this community of readers and writers.