DIY Small Press

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Want to start your own small press and wondering how to go about doing so? Spencer Madsen, founder of Sorry House, is sharing everything he’s learned over at The Toast. Spencer thought up Sorry House at the start of 2013, and in the year since has “seen [his] books go from PDF to featured in Vice, Paper, Nylon, and [here on] The Rumpus.”


Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in April 2022. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, and editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet. More from this author →