Publisher: Thoreau Lovell,

Editor: Barbara Roether,

Editor: Michelle Murphy,


Wet Cement Press is interested in discovering our next books of handheld genius. 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



Wet Cement Press is a micro-press started by a group of writers who once lived and worked together in San Francisco, but we don't live there anymore. 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. We believe that the cement is always wet and that the world waits to be marked.