About Us

Thank you for noticing DUMBO Press. We are a new independent literary press that recently launched in March 2024.

DUMBO Press is an altruistic endeavor, the mother of all geese, a passion project, a clean-cut website harboring the dark underbelly of life. We strive to be a respite from the harsh world of traditional publishing and grow a readership that loves literary fiction. We want the Dostoevsky-wannabes, Hemmingway-wannabes, the Sylvia Plath-wannabes, and everything in between. At Dumbo Press, we aim to make the dreams of writers shatter a bit more gracefully. Less like a bull in a china shop, more like a clumsy ballet dancer. It's not like it was ever possible for your dreams to come true anyways, so suck it up and send us your writing.


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Kameron Hansen, co-founder and editor

Kameron Hansen, co-founder and editor, is the author of the novel Birthweek of a Hikikomori and screenplay Er Lin. He is an active researcher in the field of chemical physics and tweets from @kam1am. Instagram: @naosdauf


Parker Wilson, co-founder and editor

Parker Wilson, co-founder and editor, is a young, gay author living in Highland Park. He is a recent graduate of the creative writing MFA program at Eastern Michigan University and spends his free time running along the Detroit River. Instagram: @parkerreviewsbooks


Cody White, editor

Cody White is a literary critic and wine professional based in Chicago, IL.

Editing Services

We offer the following editing services:

General feedback on any submission less than 10,000 words. This includes what’s working, what isn’t, and tips on how to improve your writing—$5.00.

Thorough, line-by-line feedback on works up to 5,000 words. This includes advice on style, voice, syntax, structure, grammar, narrative, and proofreading—$30.00. For feedback on longer pieces, please contact us directly.

Shoot us an email at inquiries@dumbopress.com

Join Us

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals to fill non-paid editor and manager roles. As Dumbo Press is in its infancy, this is an opportunity to become a founding member and take on a leadership role. We hope to offer paid editorial positions as the press grows and becomes profitable. If you're passionate about indie lit and eager to contribute to an exciting new venture, we'd love to hear from you. Email your interest and resume to inquiries@dumbopress.com.


For any inquiries, feel free to email us at inquiries@dumbopress.com