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The Literary House Press

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing technical issues with our online order form. To place an order please email Lindsay Lusby. Thank you so much!

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As the publishing arm of The Rose O’Neill Literary House, the Literary House Press strives to connect Washington College and its students with the larger literary world. Our books and broadsides are printed using a combination of new and antique technologies. Current students participate in all facets of book production, including design, editing, publishing, and marketing. 

All of our projects are curated with this goal in mind: to release books that elevate the standing of Washington College and the Rose O’Neill Literary House within the global community of arts and letters. We publish writers of national reputation and are particularly invested in supporting the work of women, LGBTQIA authors, and writers of color. Manuscripts are read by invitation only.

During odd-numbered years, the Literary House Press publishes a limited-edition, letterpress chapbook by an emerging or established author who has ties to the state of Maryland.  And, during even-numbered years, the Press releases a trade paperback anthology featuring the work of contemporary American poets. Please note that we have determined our publications schedule through the end of 2020 and are not considering new project inquiries at this time.

The Literary House Press is also home to Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College. You can learn more about Cherry Tree and how to submit to the magazine by clicking here.

A short film featuring the Lit House staff and student printers Aileen Gray ’14 and Ariel Jicha ’15 as they design and print the second annual AWP Commemorative Broadside.



James Allen Hall, series editor

Lindsay Lusby, assistant editor

Julie Armstrong, sales & marketing

The Literary House Press is located at The Rose O’Neill Literary House,                     Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620.

Literary House Press books are distributed nationally by Small Press Distribution. Find us on FacebookTumblr, and Instagram.