About Us


Wolfson Press publishes books in the arts and humanities, including literary titles. We have a special interest in the region called Michiana, those counties of north-central Indiana and southern Michigan that are served by Indiana University South Bend. Regionally, the press has focused on the history of race relations and civil rights through the book series On Their Shoulders, edited by Emeritus Professor of History Les Lamon. More generally, we seek to publish histories, biographies, and anthologies that illuminate the cultural life of our region.

We publish literary titles with a national scope, including collections of short fiction, memoirs, essays, and novellas through the American Storytellers series; individual volumes of poetry by new and established poets; and volumes of “collected poems” by late career established poets. Our Poetry Chapbook Prize competition publishes one prize winner annually, as well as editors' choice volumes. Beginning in 2022, our Wolfson Prose Prize competition publishes one prize-winning volume annually from single-author book-length manuscripts submitted in fiction, memoir, essay, and creative non-fiction genres, as well as additional volumes.

Wolfson Press publishes book reviews on its Wolfson Review page. We focus on university press and small press titles, and we invite such presses to send us review copies in the areas of poetry, fiction, and children's literature.


For information about our sister press, 42 Miles Press,

For information about our staff and editorial board,


2007 — Wolfson Press founded by the Master of Liberal Studies Program

Named in honor of Indiana University South Bend’s first chancellor, Dr. Lester M. Wolfson, who led the development of the campus from 1964 to 1987

2009 — Wolfson Press began publication of its On Their Shoulders

book series

Focused on the history of race relations and civil rights in South Bend, Indiana 

2013 — Wolfson Press released their first mixed genre collection,

[Enter Ghost],

by Tom Vander Ven

2015 — Wolfson Press published Philip Baruth’s story collection,

American Zombie Beauty

The first title in the American Storytellers series

2017 — Wolfson Press published Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year,

by Steve Henn

The first poetry title

Now — Wolfson Press continues to operate as a nonprofit organization within the Master of Liberal Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Indiana University South Bend.

Wolfson Press is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). 
Indiana University’s Diversity Statement 
Indiana University South Bend Diversity and Inclusion