Hub City Press is a non-profit independent press in Spartanburg, SC that publishes new and extraordinary voices from the American South. We are committed to high-caliber novels, short stories, poetry, memoir, and works emphasizing regional culture and history. We are particularly interested in books with a strong sense of place.
Hub City Press publishes four to six books a year, and our titles are distributed nationally by Publishers Group West. We are funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission and hundreds of donors across South Carolina. We are the publisher of the biennial South Carolina First Novel Competition, whose 2016 judge was novelist Bridgett Davis, and the New Southern Voices poetry book prize, whose 2017 judge is poet Sean Hill.
Since 1995 we have published more than 75 books, including works by Ron Rash, Ashley Jones, George Singleton, Michel Stone, Marlin Bartin, Mark Beaver, Susan Tekulve, Marjory Wentworth, John Lane, Julia Franks, Ray McManus, Jon Sealy, Philip Gerard, Lee Zacharias, and J.K. Daniels. Forthcoming books include works by Hannah Palmer and Scott Gould. 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.
Our titles include a Kirkus Book of the Year in 2015 and an NPR Best Book of 2016.
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.