Gold Wake Press is an independent literary house founded in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts in 2008 by Jared Michael Wahlgren, who ran the press until 2014, when two of the authors he’d published, Nick Courtright and Kyle McCord, took the helm. The press seeks to bring voices to the spotlight who combine daring content with meticulous attention to form. Gold Wake Press publishes roughly 4-6 titles per year which are for sale at online vendors & in bookstores.
In 2017 they founded Gold Wake Live, an online extension and journal platform for the press. Gold Wake Live seeks to discover new voices and promote the work of its authors. Helping them with this endeavor, and with the press in general, are Matt Margo, Dan McIlhon, Alex Kale, and Kyle Flak.
Gold Wake Press authors have been featured at the Best American Poetry blog, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Harriet: the blog of the Poetry Foundation, & many popular literary websites such as The Rumpus and HTML Giant. Gold Wake Press titles are taught in university-level creative writing and literature classes, and books can be ordered in bulk through Ingram Book Group, Small Press Distribution, or via contacting the press itself.
Gold Wake Press paperbacks are available for purchase here or through our Submittable page, and are also available online at Amazon.com, BN.com & Powell’s Books. Selected titles are available through Small Press Distribution.
The Neighborhood, Kelly Magee
Dreams I Never Told You & Letters I Never Sent, David Wojciechowski
Housefire Elegies, Keith Montesano
I am Sorry for Everything in the Whole Entire Universe, Kyle Flak
Blood Eagle, Adam Crittenden
Local Extinctions, Mary Quade
Holy Island, Lesley Jenike.
Back catalog (contact the author directly if unavailable through 3rd party channels):