FUSE Interview

Check this out! Another interview about editing and publishing and all kinds of cool related things in between. FUSE is a terrific resource for student editors and those interested in this wacky publishing world we inhabit.

Here are some juicy tidbits to pique your curiosity.

There are lots of other people on the University of Hell Press staff. Can you tell us a bit about who they are and what they do?

We boast a fantastic faculty made up of curious people who are each exceptional writers, thinkers, doers. Greg Gerding is the press’s founder, father, music lover, the reason we’re all doing this crazy thing. Tyler Atwood (UHell author) is creating a strong presence for the press in Denver, and editing the hell out of some great future work. John Barrios (UHell author) is using his social work, community outreach, and generally great guy / dad skills to vet new authors and host events in Portland with a giving back spin. Amy Chadwick is our masterful maven in San Diego. Tina Richardson is our latest addition as fact checker / copy editor extraordinaire.

Everyone’s cooler, smarter, more on-it than you could possibly imagine.

Our authors make the press what it is. Our indie punk / rock record label sensibility attracts the most creative, unique, wild and woolly individuals, each with something important to say about life and how we’re all muddling our way through it. While on different tracks, there’s certainly a common spirit. People notice this about the content we’re putting out there, and how we’re choosing to present it. We couldn’t do it without the writers. Obviously.

Our exceptional artists and graphic designers have helped honed the look and feel of the press. People always comment on logo and name, our amazing covers, interior artwork, and interesting layouts. Our current catalog enjoys definite supermodel status.

What do you think the future holds for Hell Press? Are there any big plans or changes in the works?

Boy oh boy, do we have BIG PLANS. We’re thrilled about so many recent releases, successes, and collaborations, and excited to participate in various local and national events like AWP, small press forums, and more. We love to merge great writing with great art; marry smart, compelling content with music and performance. You’re going to see more mash-ups with these elements heightened in the future.


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