About

Pisgah Press was created as an independent publishing house to serve western North Carolina writers and book-lovers everywhere. Great fiction, serious nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, and a standard reference book for writers are among our first books in print.

A privately owned business, Pisgah Press works closely with our writers to place their books in area bookstores; generate reviews; arrange readings, signings, and other promotional events; and, if advisable, advertise in targeted media to specific audiences. Pisgah books are available through bookstores throughout Western North Carolina and can be purchased on this website or through online retailers such as Amazon.com.

We will gladly review well-written manuscripts that are submitted in compliance with our straightforward, two-step submission policy.

Our books reflect the breadth of Pisgah Press’s publishing interests. WNC writer Michael Hopping’s short-story collection, MacTiernan’s Bottle, and novel, rhythms on a flaming drum, share a platform with Sarah-Ann Smith’s debut novel, Trang Sen: A Novel of Vietnam. Jeff Messer focuses his satiric, analytical voice on North Carolina politics in Red-state, White-guy Blues, and RF Wilson keeps readers in suspense with his Rick Ryder Mystery series, now including both Killer Weed and Deadly Dancing. Donna Lisle Burton and Martin A. Keeley collect their poetry and visual artwork in, respectively, Letting Go: Poems 1983-2003 (Burton) and Fragments (Keeley). Dave Richards’s Swords in Their Hands: George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy, was one of four finalists for a USA Book Award in History, and Mombie: The Zombie Mom, written by Barry A. Burgess and illustrated by Jake LaGory, has won acclaim from readers young and old. Editor and publisher A. D. Reed weighs in with his seminal work, Reed’s Homophones, a reference book of sound-alike words that will become a bible for creative writers, editors, and journalists everywhere.

Pisgah Press is an associate member of the American Booksellers Association.