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Big Pencil Press

Big Pencil Press publishes several independent books a year, including the annual poetry collection of the Gell Poetry Prize Winner. For more information on the Gell Prize, click here.

Past publications have included:

  • Language of Color: Writers Respond to the Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, Anne C. Coon, William Heyen, Thom Ward and others.
  • A Woman’s Voice 2: An Anthology from Writers & Books
  • A Pig In Paris (Short Stories by Steven Huff)
  • Gell Poetry Prize Winning Books

Big Pencil Press books are published by Writers & Books, a non-profit literary center supported in part by grants and contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts; New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach; Monroe County, New York; The Gell Fund of the Rochester Area Community Foundation; The Gleason Foundation; The Mary Mulligan Charitable Trust; Flower City Printing; Canandaigua National Bank & Trust; ESL Federal Credit Union; HSBC; the Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation; Bonadio & Co., LLP; Society for Technical Communications, Rochester Chapter; Federated Clover Capital; Cognitive Marketing; Paychex; and many individual contributors.

Direct all correspondence to: Big Pencil Press, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 24607;