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Mayapple Press is a small literary press started by poet and translator Judith Kerman in 1978. After a hiatus between 1982 and 1992, it became active again, publishing generally one to three titles a year until 2004, when the press became more active. For the past several years, Mayapple Press has been publishing 12-14 titles a year. Mayapple Press has produced more than 70 titles, primarily poetry by single authors, but also poetry anthologies, short fiction and Great Lakes nonfiction. The Press has a special interest in works that straddle conventional categories: Great Lakes/Northeastern U.S. literature, women, Caribbean, translations, science fiction poetry, recent immigrant experience, Judaica. Publications are in both chapbook and trade paperback formats.
Mayapple Press authors include Jayne Pupek, Conrad Hilberry, William Heyen, Penelope Schott, Myra Sklarew, Gerry LaFemina, Judith Minty, Brian Aldiss, Eleanor Lerman, Mariela Griffor, Dennis Hinrichsen, David Lunde, Toni Ortner, Judith McCombs, Zilka Joseph, Claire Keyes  and Nancy Botkin.
In 2012 Mary Winegarden's poetry collection, The Translator's Sister, received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; Johanny Vazquez Paz's Streetwise Poems/Poemas Callejeros, received Honorable Mention for the Mariposa First Book Award of the 2008 International Latino Book Awards, Kathryn Kirkpatrick's poetry collection, Out of the Garden, was a Finalist in the 2008 Southern Independent Booksellers Association Book Award. Several books have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Michigan Notable Books, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and other prizes
Mayapple Press is a member of CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines and Small Presses) and of AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs). Books are distributed by Small Press Distribution, Partners Distributing, and are available online at Amazon.com and other major online booksellers.
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