Founded in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1995, Hub City Press has emerged as the South's premier independent literary press. Focused on finding and spotlighting new and extraordinary voices from the American South, the press has published over eighty high-caliber literary works, including novels, short stories, poetry, memoir, and books emphasizing the region's culture and history. Hub City is interested in books with a strong sense of place and is committed to introducing a diverse roster of lesser-heard Southern voices including: people of color, gender diversity, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, as well as ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
Hub City Press publishes six to eight books a year, and our titles are distributed nationally by Publishers Group West. We are funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the South Carolina Arts Commission and hundreds of donors across South Carolina. Our titles include a Kirkus Book of the Year in 2015, an NPR Best Book of 2016, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Prize in 2017.
We are the publisher of the biennial South Carolina Novel Competition, whose 2016 judge was novelist Bridgett Davis, and the New Southern Voices poetry book prize, whose 2017 judge was poet Sean Hill. In 2017, Hub City Press launched the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize, a $10,000 prize judged in its inaugural year by Lee K. Abbott.
Among our published authors are: Ron Rash, Ashley Jones, George Singleton, Michel Stone, Marlin Barton, Mark Beaver, Susan Tekulve, Marjory Wentworth, John Lane, Julia Franks, Ray McManus, Jon Sealy, Philip Gerard, Hannah Palmer, Scott Gould, Brock Adams, Lee Zacharias, and J.K. Daniels. Forthcoming books include works by Leesa Cross-Smith, Kathryn Schwille and Thomas McConnell. Our books have been edited or judged by The Atlantic’s C. Michael Curtis, National Book Award winners C.D. Wright and D.A. Powell, and NBCC winner Ben Fountain.
Hub City books have garnered acclaim from such publications as NPR.org, Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Constitution, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Booklist, the Los Angeles Review and The Georgia Review, among others. We have won 16 Independent Publisher IPPY awards, including six gold medals.
View our catalog to see the wide range of titles we have published in our twenty-one year history. Hub City occupies an important niche in the publishing world, offering a small but vigorous voice in the landscape of new literature.