Gumbo (n): an un-organized collection or mixture of various things.
Welcome to the birth of Gumbo Press, a new small publishing house based in the UK. This blog will chart the progress of the press.
Our aim is to publish all that is new and exciting in the world of writing, covering all the forms: fiction, poetry, script, and non-fiction. We will publish an edition of our bimonthly online magazine, Word Gumbo, filled with the best of the submissions we receive. And, every year we will produce an anthology featuring new work from the best writers from the magazine.
We will also be issuing some chapbooks, collecting the work of selected writers. More details on this as we have them.
In the meantime, let's get started. Our first issue of Word Gumbo will be out at the end of May, and the deadline for submissions is 30th April. The theme, appropriately enough, is 'Beginnings'.
Submission guidelines can be found on our website at www.gumbopress.co.uk.