Imprints

manifesto

manifesto

Mugwump Press exists solely to allow writers to prostitute themselves—to write words and be paid for them.

Exposure without pay equals death, not a currency with which words can be bought and sold. And it is our love of words that motivates us. 

We are arrogant and our expectations are high. Editing is an art. Paradigms are made to be smashed, genres transcended, limitations overcome, expectations subverted. 

Mugwumps are malcontents—fence-sitters straddling the opposing worlds of literary legitimacy and actually being paid to write. We subscribe to the radical notion that literature can be both commercially viable and not totally suck.