WTAW Press is a 501c(3) non-profit, 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 through publishing books and through providing its national neighborhood of premiere live author readings, Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series.
Our mission is, quite simply, to publish the best books we can find and make available those voices that need to be heard, books that might otherwise be overlooked in mainstream corporate publishing. WTAW will continue to expand its national reading series and provide education through online workshops for those who may not have the ability to access such opportunities in other ways. 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.
In September 2017, WTAW Press published its inaugural titles, both of which have garnered praise from literary luminaries Richard Bausch, Roxana Robinson, Antonya Nelson, Beth Ann Fennelly, Julianna Baggott, and others. You can learn more about the books here, read interviews with the authors here, and purchase titles in print or e-book here.
Our titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution. WTAW Press is a member of the Community of Literary Presses and Magazines. The press participates in the AWP Conference and Bookfair each year, as well as local and national book festivals. Our director and founder, Peg Alford Pursell, has spoken about and is available to speak about editing and publishing to interested parties and literary conferences. If you are interested in applying to be part of our team, you can read about our opportunities here.