Alan Squire Publishing is an independent literary press founded in 2010 to publish books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that are beautifully written and beautifully made, with the avid reader and book-lover in mind. We love collaborating with other small presses and literary organizations.
The ASP Bulletin was founded in winter of 2020 by Max Barton. You can find all past issues on our Archive page.
Hannah Grieco (EIC, Prose Editor) is a writer, editor, and teacher in Washington, DC. Her work appears in a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Brevity, The Rumpus, Poet Lore, Fairy Tale Review, and more. She is an assistant book editor at Alan Squire Publishing, as well as an editor at Pidgeonholes, JMWW, and Porcupine Literary. Find her at www.hgrieco.com and on Twitter @writesloud.
Saida Agostini (Contributing Editor) is a queer Afro-Guyanese poet whose work explores how Black folks harness mythology to enter the fantastic. Her work is featured in Plume, Hobart Pulp, Barrelhouse, Auburn Avenue, amongst others. Saida’s work can be found in several anthologies, including Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Sexuality and Joy, The Future of Black, and Plume Poetry 9. She is the author of STUNT (Neon Hemlock, October 2020), a chapbook reimagining the life of Nellie Jackson, a Black madam and FBI spy from Natchez Mississippi. Her first full length collection released by Alan Squire Publishing (March 2022), let the dead in, was a finalist for the 2020 New Issues Poetry Prize and the Center for African American Arts & Poetics Poetry Prize. A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, and member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, Saida is a two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee and Best of the Net Finalist. Her work has received support from the Ruby Artist Grants, and the Blue Mountain Center, amongst others. She lives online at www.saidaagostini.com
Ashley Espinoza (assistant prose editor) is a writer living in rural Colorado. Her work has appeared in Insider, Assay, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, River Teeth’s blog, Forge Literary Magazine, Bending Genres, and Janus Literary. She is a nonfiction editor at The Good Life Review. She can be found at www.ashleyespinoza.com and @ashley1espinoza on Twitter.
Hilary Sigismondi (first reader) was born and raised in Baltimore. Storyteller. Flash Memoirist. Mother of three—Nicky, Lydia, and Wilbur- the most adorable dog in the neighborhood. Will and Nathan’s ZuZu (grandmother). Creative and compassionate. Opinionated and blunt. Authentic on a good
day. The friend you can call any time night and day- guaranteed. Post-modernist Doodler. Karmic astrologer and couch- potato. She will kick your butt in Scrabble and cackle in glee. Hilary is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Baltimore.
Sass Brown (Poetry Editor) is the author of USA-1000, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition. She received her MFA from Indiana University, where she was the Ruth Lilly Fellow in Poetry, and attended the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as a Poetry Scholar. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, composer Jamie Kowalski.
Elizabeth Hazen (Contributing Editor) is a poet and essayist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry, EPOCH, American Literary Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and other journals. She has published two collections of poetry with Alan Squire Publishing, Chaos Theories (2016) and Girls Like Us (2020). She lives in Baltimore with her family.
Naz Knudsen (assistant prose editor) is an Iranian-American writer and filmmaker. She holds an MFA in Writing and an MA in Media Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Pidgeonholes, Ruminate, (mac)ro(mic), and Lost Balloon. She lives and teaches in North Carolina. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @nazbk.
James J. Patterson (Contributing Editor) is the author of the essay collection Bermuda Shorts, an Indie Bestseller, and the novel Roughnecks. As Jimmy Pheromone, he crisscrossed north America for a decade, writing and performing songs as one-half of the satirical art-folk duo, The Pheromones. Patterson was the founder and publisher of SportsFan Magazine, dedicated to tracking the life and times of America’s sports fans. Junk Shop Window, his second essay collection, is forthcoming in June, 2023.
Shirley Chan (assistant prose editor) is writing a memoir and teaching herself different essay forms. She is an alum of Tin House and Writing by Writers Tomales Bay, the recipient of a Rooted & Written fellowship, and a member of the Bereket Writing Community. Her work has been published in Longleaf Review, Paranoid Tree, HAD, (mac)ro(mic), UX Collective, and NYC Midnight. When the words part of her brain needs a break, Shirley embroiders. Learn more at irleywrites.com and hang out on socials @irleywrites.
Shira Segal (first reader) grew up between England and Israel. In one, she learnt the wonders of Shakespeare and literature, and in the other, she got (many) tattoos. Shira loves to write, edit, do cat stuff, perform, hide in the shadows, watch way too many horror movies, and then complain that she has multiple stalkers who can enter her dreams. She’s lovingly involved in the LGBTQIA+ community and used to be a psychologist. She has been a writer and editor for two decades, has written a fantasy novel, lived in multiple countries and considers NY her chosen home. Following this bio, she will continue referring to herself in third person, as it makes her feel important.
Eylie Sasajima (Web Design, PR, First Reader) is a senior at Washington College, where she studies English. She is the editor-in-chief of Washington College's undergraduate literary & arts journal, Collegian, and serves as a poetry reader for Cherry Tree. Her academic work spans medieval history, postcolonial literature, and gender in sci-fi, while her creative work focuses on women, south-central PA, and the apocalypse. She lives in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter @eylieblue or Instagram @eylie_blue.