BKP is a plucky independent publisher of literary fiction and poetry. We're based in Boston and publish Printer's Devil Review, a biannual online and print-on-demand journal of literary and visual art now entering its third year. We also produce the Best Indie Lit New England anthology series, showcasing outstanding fiction and poetry published by independent journals across New England. 


Printing Press

Black Key Press publishes literary fiction and poetry with an emphasis on new and emerging writers. BKP exists to support, distribute, and promote new writing and art, and to eliminate any barriers that might separate writers and artists from the communities that form around their work. BKP is independent and not-for-profit, and any money we receive from sales and donations goes directly to sustaining our operations and funding future projects.

We're also unapologetically idealistic; we value the integrity and quality of the work above everything else and never let matters of marketability, scene politics, or literary celebrity guide our selections. We do what we do solely to bring work that we admire to readers hungry for something new.


Thomas Dodson

A writer, editor, and designer, Thomas Dodson founded Black Key Press in November 2010. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Beloit Fiction Journal, Chicago Quarterly Review, Conium Review, and CONSEQUENCE. He blogs about technology and design at techneblog.com.

Surrounded by talented writers who were struggling to find venues for their work, Thomas started BKP as a way to publish and promote new writing. BKP is still something of a one-man operation, but is supported by the work of a network of talented volunteer editors, many of whom edit independent literary journals of their own.

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The latest issue or Printer's Devil Review is out and we’re now accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art for Fall 2013. Check out our guidelines and use the online submission form on our website and submit before September 1, 2013.