Omnidawn Publishing was founded by wife and husband team Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan to create books that are most closely aligned with each author’s vision, and to provide an interactive and rewarding publishing experience for poets and writers. Omnidawn encourages authors to participate at every point in the decision making process of book design and book production, and thus far all have taken an active part, deciding on or providing cover art and assisting in the design of the interior of the books. Omnidawn has been publishing poetry since 2001, with Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Fiction added in 2006.
Just as our name suggests—“omni” (in all ways and places) and “dawn” (the first appearance of light)— we publish writing that opens us to the myriad ways that language may bring new light, new awareness to us.
We began Omnidawn in 2001 because of our belief that lively, culturally pertinent, emotionally and intellectually engaging literature can be of great value, and we wanted to participate in the dissemination of such work.
We believe that our society needs small presses so that widely diverse ideas and points-of-view are easily accessible to everyone. Italo Calvino: “...the function of literature is communication between things that are different...because they are different, not blunting but even sharpening the differences between them, following the true bent of written language.”
UPNE and UPNE Book Partners are closing at the end of 2018.
Effective November 9, 2018, Omnidawn Publishing titles will no longer be distributed by UPNE Book Partners. Please visit the Omnidawn Publishing website for ordering information.