Independent for Life: The Value and Benefits of Publishing with an Independent Press, Sponsored by CLMP

Room 2505AB, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


The hundreds of independent presses in the United States each publish beautiful, important, and high-quality books. Working with an independent press can be the beginning of a partnership that nurtures your writing and makes space for creative risk-taking. Indie presses’ dedication for their work allows them to compete with much bigger publishers for recognition in the literary world. Come learn why writers choose to trust their work to these essential publishers at all stages of their careers.

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Montana Agte-Studier, the director of membership and NYSCA NYTAP at CLMP, is a writer, musician, sculptor, painter, photographer, aviatrix, and amateur arborist living in Washington Heights, New York City. Her work is published in/forthcoming from Epiphany, The Ocotillo Review, New South, and The New Guard.

Carmen Giménez is the author of Be Recorder (Graywolf Press, 2019), a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2019 Guggenheim fellow, she was publisher of Noemi Press for twenty years. She now serves as the publisher and director of Graywolf Press.

Adam Levy is the copublisher of Transit Books.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center