Wild Age Press is an independent literary publisher with a mission to publish work with an edge to it, work that you might find hitchhiking on a roadside, work that doesn’t give a damn about boundaries or borders or genre. We don’t care about aesthetics nearly as much as substance. We know that sometimes ugly things cannot and should not be made beautiful.
I founded Wild Age in January 2012 in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It began as a class project for my Independent Literary Publishing class at Chatham University, where I received my MFA in Creative Writing in December 2013.
If I had to put a label other than “independent” on Wild Age, I would default to “experimental.” We’re looking for books that break taboos, that do things writing teachers tell you not to do (but please, do them well), that beg to be transformed into objects other than pages between two covers. Basically, we don’t care what you do, as long as it knocks us on our asses.
-Kelly Lynn Thomas, Publisher
P.S. In case you were wondering, yes, Wild Age Press does take its name and inspiration from the Warren Zevon song.