Willow Springs Books is a literary press housed in Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers in Spokane, Washington and operates under the direction of poet Christopher Howell. Each year, we host the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Past judges have included Rick Bass, William Kittredge, Jess Walter, John Keeble, Shawn Vestal, Sharma Shields, Alexis Smith, and Molly Giles. Please view each category for guidelines or visit willowspringsbooks.org/submit. 

Preorder your copy of Heikki Huotari's "Tooth and Shoe". Orders begin shipping 9/20!

With a wink to tradition and a nod to semantics, Heikki Huotari’s lively prose poems shatter our expectations of what can possibly occur within each small windowpane of language. The work of these deft, musical pieces is to reinvent both the poem and prose itself, all while referencing a scientific theory or name-dropping Santa. “Waldo, where am I?” one poem asks. Lucky for us, over and over we find Huotari’s mesmerizing speaker world-reporting on the comically urgent, on the seriously absurd, always from this beautiful “designated remote protest zone” we can now hold in our hands. - Trey Moody

Preorder your copy of Heikki Huotari's "Tooth and Shoe". Orders begin shipping 9/20!


With a wink to tradition and a nod to semantics, Heikki Huotari’s lively prose poems shatter our expectations of what can possibly occur within each small windowpane of language. The work of these deft, musical pieces, is to reinvent both the poem and prose itself, all while referencing a scientific theory or name-dropping Santa. “Waldo, where am I?” one poem asks. Lucky for us, over and over we find Huotari’s mesmerizing speaker world-reporting on the comically urgent, on the seriously absurd, always from this beautiful “designated remote protest zone” we can now hold in our hands. - Trey Moody

Purchase an edition of Willow Springs Books' ongoing Zodiac Series of anthologies of poetry & prose. Each year, we hope to publish a new anthology based off a different animal represented in the Chinese Zodiac. 
Purchase one of the poetry chapbooks in the American Surrealist tradition that Willow Springs Books publishes under the auspices of the ACME Poem Company. Past authors include: Larissa Szporluk, Michael McGriff, Ray Amorosi, Karyna McGlynn, and Adam Hammer.
The Spokane Prize for Short Fiction is an annual contest run out of the MFA at Eastern Washington University's small press, Willow Springs Books. Past and current winners have included: Ann Joslin Williams, Molly Giles, K.L. Cook, Sherrill Jaffe, Glori Simmons, and Jaclyn Watterson. 
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