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Thoreau Lovell,

Barbara Roether,


Michelle Murphy,



Wet Cement Press is a small press based in Berkeley, California and Asheville, North Carolina. We typically publish 4-6 books a year, with a focus on poetry, innovative memoir / creative non-fiction, experimental fiction and hybrid work combining image and text.  



Wet Cement Press was started by a group of writers who once lived and worked together in San Francisco. We have worked in publishing in New York and San Francisco, several of us were involved in the Five Fingers Review. Our tastes run toward the lyrical and spontaneous, the raw and unsmooth. We are interested in writers & artists who are established in their craft but have not yet been recognized, perhaps because their work is not easily classifiable, or because it falls outside of current trends and approaches. We also support work by more recognized writers and artists that represents a departure from what they are generally known for. 

About WCP


BOOKS & Chapbooks — If you have a manuscript that seems to resonate with our list, send us a query and tell us about it. If your vision intrigues us, we will ask to see your manuscript, which we will read with care and respond to personally. Lyricism, far-flung locations, daring, desperation, and experimentation are all of interest. Send queries to Subject line: Book or Chapbook Submission.

WCP Magazine — Currently on hiatus.

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