Our Story

Running Wild Press and RIZE Press both grew out of a desire to share stories that break barriers.

About Running Wild Press

Running Wild Press Mission

We believe that great stories don’t fit neatly in a box. Most stories available today are simply run-of-the-mill, unoriginal, and in the end, boring, which makes you feel tired and unheard. Our stories can’t be contained, neatly categorized, or homogenized; just like you.

About RIZE Press

RIZE Press Mission

RIZE Press publishes great stories and great writing across genres that are written by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers. At RIZE, we know you want to be entertained with stories that represent you, not some stereotype. You crave spellbinding narratives and innovative prose written by lesser represented authors. The problem is that there’s very little diversity in publishing and minority writers are rarely celebrated, which makes you feel invisible. We believe that your voice should be heard from the treetops.

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For Readers

For Rights Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries about licensing intellectual property to The Seymour Agency.

For Press

For interview requests, please contact Lisa Kastner here.

For Authors

If you are submitting a full length manuscript, then you are welcomed to submit for consideration to be included in our 2024 and 2025 catalogs.

If you are interested in your piece being considered for our novella or short story anthologies, then please submit during those open periods.

Please find more detailed submissions guidelines and timetables on our Submittable page here: https://runningwildpress.submittable.com/submit