About Us

About the Press

Bull City Press, an independent, volunteer-run small press based in North Carolina, was born in 2006. We publish chapbooks and occasionally full-length books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as the quarterly journal Inch. We also host events in the Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and beyond, a podcast, and occasional virtual readings. We love readers, and we love writers. We want to make sure they find each other.

So that we can both pay the writers we publish and keep readers’ costs low, we are staffed entirely by volunteers. No one draws a salary from the press, so we can put all proceeds into creating new chapbooks. You can find more information on our staff here.

Our logo and our mascot, Barry the Bull, were designed by Flying Hand Studio. They also designed most of our books before 2017. Many of our titles are now designed by Spock & Associates.

Through a partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we give students the chance to learn editing, design, and publishing skills by working on Bull City Press titles. Students have provided invaluable feedback to authors, created book jackets and interiors, and developed marketing materials for several books.

While we started with a mostly-poetry approach, we launched a line of fiction and nonfiction chapbooks when we merged with Origami Zoo Press in 2015.

Mailing List

Join our mailing list by visiting http://bullcitypress.eo.page. We send infrequent updates and do not share your information with anyone.  We promise.  That would not be cool at all.


You can see full submissions information under the “Submissions” tab.


Bull City Press is distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Classes and reading groups can get discounted copies of all Bull City Press publications. Please contact salesatbullcitypress.com or call (919) 883-5585 for more information. All sales via the Bull City Press website are final.

Publicity, Reviewers, Interviews, etal

Review copies, interview requests, appearances, media inquiries: contact Cassie Murray at publicityatbullcitypress.com .

For General Information

Bull City Press
1217 Odyssey Drive
Durham, NC, 27713

(919) 883-5585
ross atbullcitypress.com

Bull City Press

We love readers, we love writers.