When Sou MacMillan first moved to Worcester, MA in 1995 to live with the love of her life, it still felt to her like there was something missing – that something turned out to be small press goodness. And so with an outdated version of Pagemaker, a bunch of magazines, a sharpie marker, and a good pair of scissors (and some riot-y music on the stero, natch) , Doublebunny Press was born. Some chapbooks were made, some greeting cards happened, we all got excited.
Soon Doublebunny started taking names in earnest as the publisher of Omnivore Magazine, a poetry and arts monthly which, during its three-year run, published poetry and articles by over 150 authors, and carried a national subscription base. More chapbooks happened, some book covers got published, exciting things started to happen. 2002 and 2003 were amazing years for Doublebunny Press – teaming up with the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, they produced sold-out performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monolgues at the Bijou Theater in downtown Worcester, and in 2003, Doublebunny took its maiden voyage as a recording label with the release of music by Daily Mouse. Doublebunny Press also had a great run from 2014-2018 with the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, selling out venues for five years in presentation of poetry in film from an international base.
Today Doublebunny is a small independent press and service that serves the New England area and beyond through print design, layout, and production of fine books, cds, and posters.
Pingback: Two calls for submissions: Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival and Art Visuals & Poetry Festival | Moving Poems Forum
Hello! I write poetry and what I call “thinkings.” I am on my way to writing a book. Do you publish poetry or can you point me in the right direction? Your reply would be greatly appreciated. Trying to get myself out there. Have a folder full of writings that I just add to.
Terry L. Stelmokas
Doublebunny Press is more of a layout and design group than an actual publisher (sometimes we do put together small runs of a particular book, but these are not from solicitations, and tend to be pet projects of the staff). If you’re interested in putting together a chapbook of your work, Doublebunny can certainly lend a dainty paw – check out the Layout and Bookmaking tab for price listings and more info.