Who We Are
Arachis Press originated when our founder (and main author) Stephen Brooke
needed copies of his first poetry book to sell at readings. Before long we we were
also offering novels, non-fiction, children’s books, so it was decided to create an
imprint for poetry and literary fiction—Eggshell Boats.
Most businesses—yes, even publishers—hope to make money. That is not really our
goal at Eggshell Boats. Arachis Press is another matter and we, of course, would
appreciate your business there. But EB exists to share work that is perhaps not so
commercial. Many of our books are free in ebook formats but we also publish most
to print, at quite reasonable prices. Our goal is to make the work as available as
possible, short of losing money on it. In other words, Eggshell Boats is largely a
labor of love (ooh, a cliché).
It is possible there will be an Eggshell Boats magazine. It is likely to be non-paying
but that means there will also be no reading fees or anything of that sort. We weigh
our options at this point (and wonder if we’ll have the time for it).
Writing to us
We are not at the moment taking
submissions for publication but that
might change. We are certainly glad
to hear from you if you wish to write
to us on anything, whether to to our
street address, our email address, or
at one of our blogs. However, if there
is a problem ordering one of our
titles, it is more effective to contact
the vendor (including our distributor
Lulu, if you order at our store there).