WTAW Press is a woman-run 501c(3) non-profit, independent publisher based in Northern California, built upon the tradition of the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series, the award-winning Bay Area literary program founded in 2010 expanded to seven additional cities across the country. WTAW Press publishes full-length books of literary prose.
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Peg Alford Pursell
Publisher and Editor in Chief
essays, fiction, nonfiction
WTAW Press publishes books of exceptional prose.
Sarah Stone, Louise Marburg, Mike Smith
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