Statement about SPD Closure

As many of you have seen, our distributor Small Press Distribution (SPD) abruptly shuttered all operations without notice on March 28th, leaving us and hundreds of other small presses without a distributor overnight. While we’ve long been frustrated with them for their unsustainable business model and unethical labor practices, this is troubling for us as a tiny indie press. We are in the process of locating our inventory from Ingram and PSSC and finding a new distributor.

While this is a difficult time for indie presses, we hope that it will usher in a new era of indie publishing better than the last. We are striving to meet the moment and use this as an opportunity to reconfigure our own internal practices and goals.

We will post here with updates as we figure out new options for bookselling. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting us in any way or consider donating at https://www.givemn.org/organization/Spout-Press


Spout Press is committed to publishing and promoting contemporary experimental writing, as well as to mentoring young writers and bringing new and/or under appreciated voices to the attention of a larger audience.

Spout features local and regional writers, and has published the work of Howard Zinn, Hoa Nguyen, Dessa, Ed Bok Lee, Joanna Rawson, Jim Northrup, Steph Burt, Alison McGhee, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Kirsten Dierking, the WorkHaus Collective, Kao Kalia Yang, and many others.

Our newest series, Out-of-Pocket, includes books by Juliet Patterson, Rachel Jendrzejewski, J. Otis Powell!?, Brianna Johnson, Carolyn Holbrook, and Kazim Ali. Our focus in this series is on expanding and facilitating the local literary conversation in regard to experimentation, current issues, and new voices.

Other titles include anthologies such as Locker Room Talk: Women in Private Spoces, Blink, and Blink Again. Learn more by visiting the Titles page.

At the present time, we are not accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Please check the Call for Submissions for new publishing opportunities.