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Mission / History

Gasher Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher. We are interested in fresh voices and innovative forms. Make everything useful. 

Who we are:

  • Gasher is made up of a volunteer staff so that we can focus our resources on writers. 

  • All profits from book sales and submission fees are reinvested in opportunities and prizes.

  • We champion our authors with gracious royalties, no preorder minimums, collaborative book design, and meaningful editing.

  • We work to create opportunities in editing, publishing, and awards for underrepresented writers and editors. We welcome feedback on how we are doing and how we can improve.

  • Our Bennett Nieberg Transpoetic Prize and First Book Scholarship are always free to submit to. 

  • We are micro. Meaning we are small but mighty. We can't offer tour stipends and we don't have a hired marketing person, but we work diligently to submit our books for prizes, attend book fairs, organize reading tours, and find review platforms. 

Contact us: Press@gasherjournal.com

As a nonprofit, we rely on generous folks to help us keep our mission thriving. Donations are deeply appreciated and tax-deductible. Please donate today using the link below, or contact whitney@gasherjournal.com for direct contributions. 

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Publisher / Editor / Book Design 

Whitney Koo

Editor 

Remy Recchia

Assistant Editor

William Brown 

Two Languages Prize Editor

Melanie Hyo-In Han

Readers

Chloe Tsolakoglou

Julieanne Larick

Stella Lei

Art Advisors

Genevieve Hartman 

Sydney Ewertth

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