We like books. We like music. We like beer. We like making things.

We are a hand-bound chapbook publisher located in Chicago, except for Eric. We started in 2014 as a venue to showcase Midwestern writers and have since published journals and chapbooks of writers across the country.

All of our books are edited, designed, and bound by us. We block print the chapbook covers in Josh’s living room and use 6-pack holders from craft breweries for our journal covers. We bind the books ourselves and bribe friends with beer to help us.

Personnel –

Joshua Bohnsack is an MFA candidate at Northwestern University and a fiction editor for TriQuarterly. He is the author of Shift Drink (Spork Press – forthcoming 2019) and his work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and others. He ran an ice cream shop in rural Illinois until he moved to Chicago.

Joe Demes and a graduate of the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been called “just different enough without being annoying,” and has performed work in dingy basements, fancy ballrooms, homey living rooms, and new-ish art galleries. He is hoping for an attic next.

Kyle François is from Paris, Iowa.

Eric Intlekofer writes poems, essays, and dabbles in fiction. He often requires the assistance of a judicious red pen. Eric has a BA in English from the University of Iowa and he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Yadi Jardin is a graphic designer who loves to read.

Sarah Perret-Goluboff is a graduate of Lawrence University with a double major in English and Classical Studies. She’s currently splitting her time between Curbside Splendor and Albert Whitman and Company, where she works as a marketing intern. She’s a reader and a writer and hopes to have more to include in bios like this soon.

Kevin Sterne is a writer and journalist based in Chicago. He is the editor of LeFawn Magazine, co-editor for Long Day Press, a reader for Curbside Splendor Publishing, and former intern and reader for Cleaver Magazine. Kevin is the author of the prose chapbook I’ve Done Worse and his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, Jokes Literary Review, Potluck Mag, Word Eater, and others.

Header photos by Randy Timm.

Former Design: Nick Pierson, Evan Iacone 


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