A new literary press opens its doors in Minnesota

It’s called Replacement Press and its goal is to publish “culturally engaged fiction by new and emerging writers.”

Replacement Press is out to discover the “voices of a new generation” but is not giving that generation any age limits. Instead the founders, Andrew and Sarah De Young, say it’s about a fresh voice and a new perspective.

What we’re looking for are stories that place their characters in a dynamic social setting. Make connections between the personal and the communal, find that place where individual lives collide with the wider world around them, and then live in that space.

Currently, Replacement Press is accepting submissions and plans to release its first book in Winter 2009. In the meantime, the De Youngs say they want to start a conversation on the future of literary publishing. That shouldn’t be a problem, since the Twin Cities are already home to several nationally recognized literary presses: Graywolf, Milkweed Editions, and CoffeeHouse Press.