Get to Know the U.P. Team
Unsolicited Press is a small press based out of Portland, Oregon. We focus on literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Whether you craft short stories, novels, chapbooks, memoirs, or essay collections, we want to read it. Unsolicited Press seeks to reject all the bullshit bureaucracy of mainstream conglomerates. No matter what 'level' you are, we encourage you to submit manuscripts that will catch our eyes.
Unsolicited Press's focus is on you, the author. That doesn't mean we sacrifice the importance of business. At Unsolicited Press, we create individual editorial, production, and marketing plans for each author. An integral part of our mission is to be an advocate for the author at every stage of the publishing process.
Authors are expected to to pull their weight, though, as we are a small team. At the end of the day, we like to view publishing as a collaborative effort with everyone dedicating significant time to the process. Our team takes a huge financial risk when choosing to publish a book, so we request a commitment of your time and loyalty in return.
Our mission will not choke under financial issues. We will work until our hands bleed and your excellent work is in print. Your work is important to us. Contact us with any questions that you have.
We Don't Get Paid.
That's right. Every single person working for Unsolicited Press is volunteering their time to this venture. Many of our editors work 20+ a week on top of their other obligations.
Mission Statement in a Nutshell:
"We reserve the right to publish brilliant writers, known or otherwise, and to reject all of the bullshit bureaucracy of the mainstream conglomerates. "
Editor-in-Chief & Managing Editor: Summer S.
Production Editor: Esme H.
Production Assistants: Will R., Danielle G.
Associate Editors: Jay K., Kristen M., Robin L.
Assistant Editors: Emily B., Gabriel E.
Social Media Manager: Giuliana W.
Marketing Assistant: Trevor S.
Marketing Intern: Olivia A.
Design Manager: Kathryn G.
Graphic Designer: Emma B.
Acquisitions: Andy S., Summer S., Esme H., Jay K., Kristen M., Robin L.