Shape&Nature Press




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Welcome to Shape&Nature Press!

We publish poetry, fiction, and projects.

Ruins Assembling

Winner of the 2012 Things To Come Poetry Prize.

Mental Detours

Mental Detours

Transform Northampton, MA into your muse. The first of the Flanuer Walks - Northampton by Betsy Wheeler

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Strictly Pedestrian

Flaneur Walk Northampton #2
Imagine Virgil leading Dante through the Underworld, but with lots of humor and no monsters!

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Open Reading Period

Fiction, poetry, cross-genre full-lengths

September 1 - December 31

We are looking for our next round of books from unknown, emerging, and established authors.

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"Like Joyce intended for Dublin, if Northampton disappeared from the Earth, you could reconstruct it from Strictly Pedestrian, epiphany by epiphany."

—Mike Ruffino, Author of Gentlemanly Repose: Confessions Of A Debauched Rock 'n' Roller and Former Northampton Mayoral Candidate

On September 12th, join a growing crowd of flaneurs as we move through Northampton's many layers. led by the maetsro of language and wit Connolly Ryan. Then, let's stop for a beer, hang out , and celebrate Shape&Nature's first round of successful Flaneur Walksat Packards!



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