S182. Keeping the Boat Afloat: Challenges of Sustainable Nonprofit Publishing, Sponsored by CLMP

B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


In the face of shrinking funding and rising costs, coupled with a literary landscape addressing multiple issues, how can nonprofit literary publishers stay afloat while remaining relevant? Leading small press literary publishers discuss how they address their many challenges—and the changes they make—to keep publishing meaningfully.



Mary Gannon

Chris Fischbach is publisher of Coffee House Press, a nonprofit literary press in Minneapolis. He joined Coffee House in 1995, and became publisher in 2011. He sits on the board of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, and recently served on the board of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Erika Goldman is Publisher and Editorial Director of Bellevue Literary Press, a nonprofit mission-driven publisher of literary fiction and authoritative nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tinkers by Paul Harding.

Jamia Wilson is the director and publisher of the Feminist Press. Wilson has contributed to the New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, Elle, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and wrote the oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center