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Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
Bryan Borland, Publisher
Seth Pennington, Editor
PO Box 26147
Little Rock, AR 72221
About SRP & Our Mission:
Founded in 2010 by Bryan Borland and based in Little Rock, Arkansas, we are the only press, large or small, to ever win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. We’re home to Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry and one of Library Journal‘s “Best New Magazines,” Jonathan, our journal of queer fiction, and Adrienne, our poetry journal of queer women. The American Library Association has honored
nine FIFTEEN TWENTY-ONE of our titles (including two THREE top-10 favorites) on its annual list of recommended LGBT reading. While we champion our LGBTIQ authors and artists, and while we’ve been very fortunate in our successes in LGBTIQ publishing, we are an inclusive publishing house and welcome all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity. We publish work we love. Merit trumps category.
Our purpose is best defined by the incomparable Adrienne Rich, who said in a 1999 interview:
“There’s a lot of what I would call comfortable poetry around. But then there is all this other stuff going on — which is wilder, which is bristling; it’s juicier, it’s everything that you would want. And it’s not comfortable. That’s the kind of poetry that interests me — a field of energy. It’s intellectual and moral and political and sexual and sensual — all of that fermenting together. It can speak to people who have themselves felt like monsters and say: you are not alone, this is not monstrous. It can disturb and enrapture.”
The mission of our press, therefore, is to publish work that disturbs and enraptures.
Our vision is inspired by Patti Smith, who wrote in the introduction to her Collected Lyrics:
“. . . These things were on my mind: the course of the artist, the course of freedom redefined, the re-creation of space, the emergence of new voices . . .”
Sibling Rivalry Press is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Contributions to support the operations of Sibling Rivalry Press are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, and your donations will go directly to assist in the publication of work that disturbs and enraptures.
Telephone or Text Message:
Bryan: (870) 723-6008
Seth: (501) 266-0357
Bryan Borland’s Author Website:
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Assaracus subscriptions can be purchased HERE.