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About West Philly Press

We started this venture in late 2015 as a vehicle to publish a collection of one writer’s poetry as an ebook, with a print edition following shortly afterward. Most of the contents of that book – oneironaught by Jon Drucker – came from works written for Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon. It was published under our original name, Silvertongue Press of West Philadelphia.

It might’ve ended there, but another Salon regular asked Jon to help format and publish their own ebook, and later asked him to be the publisher for both the ebook and print versions of Madam Jillinghoff’s Bedroom Rhymes in 2016-17. Soon afterward we were asked to bring Michelle Reale’s small but vital poetry chapbook, All These Things Were Real, into the world.

In September 2017 we published Jon’s second collection, Fierce Liquid, and realized that this venture wasn’t about to go away quietly. At this writing we have four books published in two years, a fifth one in process, and two more on the horizon.


We’re always looking for new authors with Philly connections. If you have a book you want to publish, contact us and we’ll talk about how we can turn your pile of words into a more coherent pile of words on a stack of dead trees and/or screenful of pixels. Email us at westphillypress@gmail.com.