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Squircle Line Press: About Us


























about us


“A square dish without corners, what sort of square dish is that?”
 
~ Confucius
 
Welcome to our rabbit hole. It’s oddly shaped, like a squircle. Yes, a squircle.
Like our last working Saturday that we renamed Sapphic Saturday, as in
Night Fever too. Squircle is an actual word. It’s a kooky hybrid between
a square and a circle. Like the psychedelic prints on Mom’s 1950s hair salon
turned house apron. Like her glow-in-the-dark placemats. Like trusty goggle
boxes before they became home theatrette widescreens.

Squircle Line Press is a boutique press, which is a big name for liking pretty
things. Pretty, gritty things. We have our moods, which we adore. It makes
us edgy, and yaw effortlessly between minimalism and hyperbole, from
having a black obsession to locating the perfect blue in say, profondo,
brillante, and rilassante, and every other kind of blue.
 
We read, write and publish. Poetry and fiction. Creative nonfiction.
Memoirs. Even children’s books. And to keep our professional cutting edge,
a variety of corporate literature because we believe in simple, honest, good
business sense. That text is text. That you pays your money and takes your
choice. Even then, we're ultimately about the writing. That, as Anne Lamott put it: “Publication is not all that it is cracked up to be. But writing is. It’s like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.”
 
We love every kind of narrative conscious of its craft. We love everything crisp. Like a caesura. We love everything figural – the leitmotif. We love everything of a literary weltanschauung.
 
We love you. And your love of language.