Who We Are
Pressgang is a small press affiliated with the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Butler University. Our mission is to publish collections: full-length books of stories, essays, or other prose-based takes on the idea of a collection.
What We Like
Literary heft and helium. Seriousness of purpose, surprising execution, the well-wrought joke, the well-crafted sentence. The blurring of boundaries.Think Vonnegut meets Saunders meets Poe. Think Byron meets Bulgakov, Gogol, Nabokov. Think Kafka and Beckett. Think Lorrie Moore, think Laurie Anderson, think Lemony Snickett. Think Dorothy Parker mixed with Edward Gorey meets Steven Millhauser meets Dickens with a word limit. PRESSGANG.