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If you are interested in having your publishing company, writing organization, or literary business represented at the High Road Festival, contact Kevin Watson at 336-770-5353 or email kevin@press53.com

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Main Street Rag Publishing Company  has been publishing our print magazine,   The Main Street Rag  , uninterrupted since 1996. Among its features are poetry, short fiction, photography, essays, interviews, reviews, and commentary. MSR also publishes books under the imprints Main Street Rag (poetry) and Mint Hill Books (fiction)

Main Street Rag Publishing Company has been publishing our print magazine, The Main Street Rag, uninterrupted since 1996. Among its features are poetry, short fiction, photography, essays, interviews, reviews, and commentary. MSR also publishes books under the imprints Main Street Rag (poetry) and Mint Hill Books (fiction)

Literary Latte  is the podcast with a Southern accent on writing. Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with best-selling Southern authors and publishing industry pros who give real-world advice on the craft and business of writing. Inspired, informed and always outside the book.

Literary Latte is the podcast with a Southern accent on writing. Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with best-selling Southern authors and publishing industry pros who give real-world advice on the craft and business of writing. Inspired, informed and always outside the book.

North Carolina Literary Review   is an annual print and online journal that publishes interviews and literary criticism about North Carolina writers and high-quality poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction by North Carolina writers or set in North Carolina.

North Carolina Literary Review is an annual print and online journal that publishes interviews and literary criticism about North Carolina writers and high-quality poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction by North Carolina writers or set in North Carolina.

Since 1932 the  North Carolina Poetry Society  has existed as an all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry. We now have over 375 members from North Carolina — and numerous locations beyond.

Since 1932 the North Carolina Poetry Society has existed as an all-volunteer organization especially for poets and friends of poetry. We now have over 375 members from North Carolina — and numerous locations beyond.

Cave Wall   is a national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the  best in contemporary poetry.

Cave Wall is a national literary magazine dedicated to publishing the
best in contemporary poetry.

Hermit Feathers Press  is a small, independent publisher focused on regional poetry of the Southeastern United States.  However, we will consider any submissions that speak to a location’s culture, natural habitat, customs and place. 

Hermit Feathers Press is a small, independent publisher focused on regional poetry of the Southeastern United States.  However, we will consider any submissions that speak to a location’s culture, natural habitat, customs and place. 

Unicorn Press  was founded in 1966 in Santa Barbara, CA, and in 1973 it moved to Greensboro, NC. By then, it was the sole responsibility of Al Brilliant, who had founded the press along with Jack Shoemaker. In 2016, Al handed off daily management of Unicorn to Andrew Saulters, who joined the press in 2011.

Unicorn Press was founded in 1966 in Santa Barbara, CA, and in 1973 it moved to Greensboro, NC. By then, it was the sole responsibility of Al Brilliant, who had founded the press along with Jack Shoemaker. In 2016, Al handed off daily management of Unicorn to Andrew Saulters, who joined the press in 2011.

The North Carolina Writers' Network  connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. We provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write.

The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state. We provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write.

Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing   is aimed to be the premier online literary journal for writers, photographers, and all who are looking to creativity as a way to process and express the healing journey.

Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing is aimed to be the premier online literary journal for writers, photographers, and all who are looking to creativity as a way to process and express the healing journey.

Redheaded Stepchild   only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines.

Redheaded Stepchild only accepts poems that have been rejected by other magazines.

Charlotte Lit  is our community’s center for engaging with and studying the literary arts. We provide a physical space—our Plaza Midwood studio—where people gather, teach, learn, and create. And we are a virtual community hub where people can discover local literary events and connect with literature and each other.

Charlotte Lit is our community’s center for engaging with and studying the literary arts. We provide a physical space—our Plaza Midwood studio—where people gather, teach, learn, and create. And we are a virtual community hub where people can discover local literary events and connect with literature and each other.

GoCageFree  is a challenge to others to squeeze through the bars of their own cages or maybe just slip a hand through the chain link and lift the latch so that the gate swings wide open. Upon doing this one may find another cage, but fear not—there is a way out.

GoCageFree is a challenge to others to squeeze through the bars of their own cages or maybe just slip a hand through the chain link and lift the latch so that the gate swings wide open. Upon doing this one may find another cage, but fear not—there is a way out.

Winston-Salem Writers  is a group of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who care about the art and craft of writing. We offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, web-based writing, contests and writers’ nights out, as well as a weekly newsletter.

Winston-Salem Writers is a group of writers who write fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry, and who care about the art and craft of writing. We offer programs, workshops, critique groups, open mic nights, web-based writing, contests and writers’ nights out, as well as a weekly newsletter.