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Making poetry public

We print poetry on paper of various sizes, from excerpts on small cards to full broadsides. We also produce other kinds of original artwork across many media. These activities often correspond and interrelate.

Our projects are typically solicited and often self-initiated. Expedition Press is not open for submissions. We don’t have the resources to responsibly attend to unsolicited manuscripts and we’re not focused on publishing. At odds with this reality is our desire to discover new work and to support working writers.

There’s no easy answer here. If you’re an author who wants to work with us, we welcome a hello email with a note about what you see in our work and why you’re interested. We may be slow to respond and the answer is often no. Regardless. Please keep writing and we will keep reading.

We do collaborative projects that call attention to a given text, as well as straight-across commissions (design and print for hire). We love to take an active role in helping promote authors whose work we admire and independent publishers and nonprofits whose values align with ours. Cross-pollination is good for the literary ecosystem!

Typical projects include broadsides, inserts, bookmarks, postcards, keepsakes, etc. We offer editorial support (selecting, content and copyediting, proofreading) and help with digital assets as well (process photos, product copy, social sharing, storytelling, etc). If you want words on a wall, we’re happy to talk about that too. Direct inquiries to myrna (at) expedition.press.

We offer a line of small prints wholesale to independent bookstores and other lovely shops with damn fine taste. See our linesheet here and our stockists here.

In short: we won't publish your book and don't call if you're getting married. But please do write us if someone you love died.

We don’t offer self-publishing services; we don’t make books for hire; we don’t do wedding invitations (unless we love you tons); we rarely do digital design-only work. We don’t do much jobwork (business cards, announcements, invites, etc) but we do enjoy it, especially for memorials. We make time to support local folks doing good work in our community whenever possible. We can also recommend a number of great designers and printers with different specialties, please ask.