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AQUARIUS PRESS, Est. October 1999

Publishing & Arts Management

Willow Books proudly announces the double-feature debut of Sokunthary Svay (New York) and Sahar Mustafah (Chicago) on September 8!

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Congrats to our recent honorees at the Smithsonian!

Lucinda Roy, Bestselling Novelist and Willow Books Poet

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The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller

Literary Activist, Fullbright Fellow & Washington, DC Hall of Famer

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Congrats to 2016 Carr Resident Writer Denise Miller of Kalamazoo, MI!

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The Writers@The Carr Residency Program


PUBLISHING IMPRINTS

Willow Books—Literary titles by writers of color, WillowLit.net

Producer of the Willow Books Literature Awards

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AUXmedia-“Next-Gen” Print and Digital Content


Global Reach

To date, Aquarius Press titles have been presented in far-reaching locales, including Manila, Philippines and Rwanda, Africa.


 

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More About Aquarius Press:

Aquarius Press, now in its 18th year, publishes trade, academic, and special interest titles by writers typically underrepresented in the marketplace. Key partnerships have been formed with several universities, libraries, governmental agencies, and literary organizations. Its Writers@The Carr Residency at Detroit’s Carr Center is now nearing a decade. Several titles are included in numerous library collections, including the University of Michigan Special Collection, Poets House in New York, and the African Libraries Collective. The flagship imprint, Willow Books, was co-founded with Dr. Randall Horton in 2007 with a mission to develop, publish, and promote writers of color. In addition to publishing and providing professional development opportunities, Willow has created a platform for its authors to engage with the public through workshops, conferences, digital streaming broadcasts, and public readings in the U.S. and abroad. Signature events include the annual LitFest (Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and D.C.) and the Literature Awards. The press has active roster of over 40 single-title authors and has published over 10 anthologies and journals containing the works of over 300 poets and writers. An industry leader, the press is known for its excellence in design, content, and eclectic selection of award-winning authors and fellows.

PARTNERSHIPS

downloadCave Canem Foundation, Inc., NYC

Furious Flower, VA

carr center logoThe Carr Center, Detroit, MI

University of New Haven Readings Series, CT

Springfed Arts, Detroit, MI

PEN/Faulkner, Washington, DC

REGULAR APPEARANCES

Associated Writing Programs (AWP)

Split This Rock, Washington, DC

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML)

Taiwan Book Festival

London Book Fair

American Library Association (ALA)

National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

Poets House Showcase

Winter Wheat Festival, Grand Valley State University

About the Owner & Publisher:

Heather Buchanan is the owner/publisher of Aquarius Press and its flagship imprint, Willow Books. A graduate of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn respectively, she was a NIH Research Fellow in Cognitive Science. Buchanan has taught Composition, African American Literature, World Literature, Film Studies and Digital Rhetoric at several colleges and universities. An arts consultant, Buchanan is a former Poet-in-Residence for the Detroit Public Library system and served on the Board of Governors for UM-Dearborn’s College of Arts & Sciences Affiliate. A musician and playwright, Buchanan served as COO of the Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities in the state of Michigan.

 Proud Member, Council of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP)

 Member, Service Learning Providers’ Association

AQUARIUS PRESS

26015 Fenkell, #23096

DETROIT, MI  48223

877.979.3639

aquariuspress@gmail.com

http://www.aquariuspress.net

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