Welcome to 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.
ANNOUNCING: The Four Words for Home by Angie Chuang, 2013 Willow Books Literature Awards Grand Prize Winner for Prose
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 Reginald Flood, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and Alan King, PEN/Faulkner Fellow.
Our popular line of books can be purchased directly in our 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
Willow Books LitFest—2014 Details TBA
Willow Books Literature Awards—Grand Prize winners to be announced in April
National competition in prose and poetry, cash prize, publication, and a national reading
Willow Books Emerging Writer Chapbook Series—Annual publication of a writer early in his/her career who shows promise, selected by the editors.
Furious Flower Conference, James Madison University
Associate Writing Programs (AWP)
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), Michigan State University
Split This Rock
University of New Haven Reading Series
Winter Wheat Festival, Grand Valley State U. (w/Aquarius Press)
Carr Center, Detroit
Annual LitFest (nationwide)
Recent Special Appearances:
Cave Canem Willow Books New York Reading
Thurgood Marshall Ctr. For Service & Heritage, Washington, D.C.
Idlewild Writers Conference (w/Aquarius Press)