Join us

We welcome your participation in the WTAW Press community.
We appreciate creative thinkers, lovers of literature, and those who want to support our mission and values of bringing good into the world through the written word. We welcome community members who are representative of and appreciate all backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, class. WTAW Press aims to do its part in creating a more representative publishing industry for all people across race, class, gender, geography, and other differences.
There are many ways to get involved.


Publishing books and supporting writers for a small independent press is a challenge in the best of times. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, WTAW Press can always use your financial support. Your donations directly enable us to execute on our mission to support writers, foster literary community, and inspire a passion for literature through book publishing and through our programs, and to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our practices. You can make a contribution directly online here.


If you prefer, mail your check to WTAW Press, PO Box 2825, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.


We aren't choosy, only grateful for your help. All donations are tax exempt to the fullest extent of the law.

Volunteer or Intern

WTAW Press invites highly-motivated people who are interested in nonprofit literary publishing, communications, marketing, literary programming and outreach, community relations, development, and literary community building to get in touch. All available positions are unpaid (though we are pleased to assist with helping you obtain college credit, if that is an option), are part-time, and require that you use your own computer to complete tasks remotely. In the case of internships, a small stipend may be available upon successful completion of the internship period.

We value creative self-starters who are comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration. Energy, enthusiasm, dedication, reliability, and responsibility are important. We have positions available in book publicity and marketing, social and media content, website administration, newsletter communications, development activities,  editorial assistance, programming and educational outreach. We maintain a corps of first readers for open submission periods. We are always open to new ideas, synergies, and partnerships.

Contact Peg Alford Pursell here.

Many more ways to be involved

Purchase our books! Or gift them to your friends, family, neighbors, and favorite readers.

Discuss our books at your book clubs or groups! Readers' guides available here. Contact us for an author appearance at your meetings.

Adopt our books for your courses and classes.


Write reviews of our books.

Try one of our workshops or manuscript consultations, or gift them to a writer you know or want to encourage.


if you're a writer and have a manuscript you think is ready for publication, be sure to send it our way during one of our open submission periods.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your support.