Lost Sparrow Press is a new small independent press recently founded by publisher/editor, Logan Olsen. This new indie press will focus on poetry, literary, and art publications and is “dedicated to the vast world of humanity and the many differences therein.”
I wondered how and why this press came to be, so I asked him a few questions to find out. See my interview with Olsen and a link to their submission guidelines below.
HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Lost Sparrow Press.
OLSEN: We are a small press just starting out, though we do have big dreams. The idea started with me and now I’ve got some great folks on board, but we are still working out the roles for everyone.
As a press we are focused on being a place for the poet and artist still lurking in the shadows to be heard. We are going to publish well-crafted, engaging poetry and art from both unknown and known poets, writers, and artists. Our goals with publications are 50% poetry, 25% writings and 25% art.
HOPKINSON: How/why was Lost Sparrow Press originally started?
OLSEN: I have an affinity for books, and over the years I have been lucky enough to come across some weird, interesting, and great poetry collections in a variety of places, often thrift stores and coffee shops, and the idea of doing it myself just grew from there. The idea started small and has now snowballed into a moveable object.
HOPKINSON: What type of work are you looking for?
OLSEN: Poetry, art of all mediums that can be printed, and writings, short-stories, and you can always check out our submission guidelines online.
We have two submissions open on two upcoming publications. ‘The Lost Sparrow’ is themed "Spring." We are leaving it open to interpretation on what spring means to you. ‘Porcupine’ is even more open, we are looking for your best work on current themes coursing through society right now.
HOPKINSON: What are some of your favorite lit mags/journals?
OLSEN: The one that started this whole adventure, that I picked up in a thrift store, is Kayak, it was put out by George Hitchcock, who ran it by himself in the sixties to the eighties; it’s great, I am always on the lookout for more copies. Also, I really enjoy local, small scale works, stuff you find at zine fests, pinned to coffee shop walls, and peddled on the street. Right now I am in Utah so locally Orogeny is a put out by a good group of folks, and nationally I really enjoy Tin House, and Three Penny Review.
HOPKINSON: Where can folks send submissions?
OLSEN: At the bottom of our about page there is a contact form or the trusty gmail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2017
SUBMISSION FEE: None
FORMS: poetry, prose, and visual art
Categories: Call for Submissions