Upper Hand Press authors write urgently about their experience and ideas; their subjects that won't wear out or dim with age. Our mission is to publish books that with topics, stories, characters, and themes that will challenge, inspire, and surprise readers on every reading.
We believe that significant writers work hard whatever their circumstances. We will bring you the work of autodidacts and studied writers alike. It's the hard work and time taken that create and burnish authenticity, the fundamental in gaining the Upper Hand.
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Primary editor/Contact person
Ann Starr, Publisher
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Encouraging and publishing new authors and the great ones other presses have let get away.
Recent Awards Received
Eric Hoffer for "The Naming of Girl" by Rhonda G. Williams
Best Book for "Cadillac, Oklahoma" by Louise Farmer Smith
Louise Farmer Smith, Ann Cefola, Herta Feely
Exclusives only. No agents. Writer sends simultaneous paper and digital copy of MS with $10 submission fee. Turn-around is usually less than three months.
Please do not send your shotgun submissions to Upper Hand Press. We are a small, personal press. As such, we accept only people seriously committed to publishing here. (See website for details)
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