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.
The press began in January 2012 in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a class project, but grew into a full-blow chapbook publisher later that year. It now puts out at least one book per year along with a daily literary e-zine called Restless (launching November 1).
We focus on hybrid work and marginalized writers. We want to get you thinking about literature in new ways. 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.
P.S. In case you were wondering, yes, Wild Age Press does take its name and inspiration from the Warren Zevon song.