WTAW Press is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded and directed by  Peg Alford Pursell, that supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature through publishing books, through providing its national neighborhood of premiere live author readings, Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series, and through online workshops and manuscript consultations for those who may not have the ability to access such opportunities in other ways.

Our main mission is, quite simply, to publish the best books we can find, books that might otherwise be overlooked in mainstream corporate publishing.

Peg Alford Pursell founded WTAW Press in December 2015 and we first opened for submissions in 2016. Our first titles were published in September of 2017. We open for submissions each summer, and select our books to publish from that open reading period. Currently, we have been publishing two books per year and look forward to expanding our catalogue.


We hope that we can rely on your generosity and support to keep up our good work . All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and can be made online here. If you prefer to send a check our mailing address is WTAW Press, PO Box 2825, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. You can also donate by text message. Text 44321, and enter “wordluv” (no quotation marks). We aren't choosy, only grateful for your help.

Interested in joining us? We're always on the look-out for reliable help. You may get in touch here, and you can stay up to date with our activities by signing up for our newsletter. Follow us on social media (links below). We value you, our community.








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