Expedition’s work aims to make poetry public in a way that’s difficult to ignore and easy to disseminate. Mostly, we print words on paper. Sometimes we paint them on walls.
Publishing & artwork
We publish poetry in the form of broadsides and books. We also produce original artwork across many media. These activities often correspond and interrelate.
Publishing projects are solicited and self-initiated; Expedition Press is not open for general submissions. We don’t have the resources to responsibly attend to unsolicited manuscripts. At odds with this reality is our desire to discover new work and support working writers. Hence, our propaganda services (dear poets, please read on).
Partnerships with literary organizations
We do collaborative co-publishing 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. If you want words on a wall, we’re happy to talk about that too. Direct inquiries to myrna (at) expedition.press.
Printed propaganda for authors
We love to support poets and other writers with simple impactful paper goods. We'll work with you to pick an excerpt(s) of your writing and make a beautiful thing that people want and will hang on to, vs. the instantaneous recycling most book announcements and business cards end up in. This is a design and print for hire service that we've streamlined to honor your budget and our limited time. Have a look at our small prints for examples and direct inquiries to myrna (at) expedition.press.
What we don’t do
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. 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.