The Literary Division of Aquarius Press
Welcome to the new online home for Willow Books, an imprint of Aquarius Press. The mission of Willow Books is to develop, publish and promote writers typically underrepresented in the literary field. Willow Books is arguably the only press of its kind in the nation. As we are not a nonprofit organization, your continued support of our authors enables us to honor our mission.
Our authors maintain the highest standards for literary excellence. The majority of our authors are in high demand around the country for readings, writers-in-residence programs, and university teaching. Congrats to poet Reginald Flood, a Willow author who currently serves as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and Alan King, who is a PEN/Faulkner Fellow.
Our popular line of books can be purchased directly in the SHOPIFY STORE
CONGRATS to Derrick Harriell and ROPES–SPD Bestseller!
Blood Orange by Angela Narciso Torres (Willow Books Literature Grand Prize in Poetry)
Lilies in the Valley by Cedric Tillman
COMING WINTER 2014
Willow Books LitFest—Click this link for 2013 highlights
Willow Books Literature Awards—EXTENDED DEADLINE: DEC. 1
National competition in prose and poetry, cash prize, publication, and a national reading
View the awarding of the 2013 Grand Prizes in Poetry and Prose here:
Willow Books Emerging Writer Chapbook Series—Annual publication of a writer early in his/her career who shows promise, selected by the editors.
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
Split This Rock
Winter Wheat Festival, Grand Valley State U. (w/Aquarius Press)
Carr Center, Detroit, ongoing
Associated Writing Programs (AWP)
Annual LitFest (nationwide)
Cave Canem Willow Books New York Reading
Thurgood Marshall Ctr. For Service & Heritage, Washington, D.C.
Idlewild Writers Conference (w/Aquarius Press)