WTAW Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded and directed by Peg Alford Pursell, that supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature. We publish and champion exceptional literary books that possess a mastery of craft and artistry, showcase a variety of voices and experiences, and are unafraid to take risks—books likely to be overlooked in mainstream corporate publishing.
Our books have been reviewed and covered in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, Ms. Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Booklist, the Moscow Times, among other national and international media outlets. They've found an ardent readership, as evidenced by their regular and consistently long-lasting appearances on the best selling lists of our distributor, Small Press Distribution.
Our books have received awards, accolades, and other notice, such as appearing on lists of best books of the year and most anticipated forthcoming pre-publication. Our inaugural titles received Independent Publishers Book of the Year Awards. Our books have also received the Foreword Book of the Year, Northern California Book Award shortlist — the only small publisher of the list of 5 — the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing long list, among others. Learn more about our books at our website.
There, you can learn more about our publishing program as well as all of our programming.
WTAW Press is a member of the Community of Literary Presses and Magazines. We participate in the national AWP Conference and Bookfair each year, as well as in local and other national book festivals and conferences. If you are interested in applying to be part of our team, you can read about our opportunities here.
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We hope that we can rely on your generosity and support to keep up the good work. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.