Rescue Press is an independent publisher of chaotic and investigative work, founded in the winter of 2009. We publish work by activists, artists, craftsmen, list-makers, philosophers, poets, scientists, writers, and creative thinkers of all kinds. We're interested in collections of artwork, comics, essays, experiments, how-tos, interrogations, manifestos, notes, poetry, stories, and anything else that transforms us.

Editress-in-Chief Caryl Pagel is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death (2012), and Twice Told (2014). She is a poetry editor at jubilat and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center as well as faculty for the NEOMFA program in eastern Ohio. 

Editress-in-Chief Caryl Pagel is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death (2012), and Twice Told (2014). She is a poetry editor at jubilat and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center as well as faculty for the NEOMFA program in eastern Ohio. 

Co-Founder and Managing Editor Daniel Khalastchi is the author of Manoleria (Tupelo Press, 2011) and Tradition (McSweeney’s, 2015). His poems have appeared in numerous journals, and he is currently the Director of the University of Iowa’s Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing.

Creative Director Sevy Perez is a design consultant and installation artist. He is pursuing his MFA in Visual Communication Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Creative Director Sevy Perez is a design consultant and installation artist. He is pursuing his MFA in Visual Communication Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Editorial Assistant Zachary Isom is about six-foot-one, referred to internally as the "Cold Call King," because he's the only one in the whole operation brave enough to talk to strangers. He writes and plays video games, among other things. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Editorial Assistant Zachary Isom is about six-foot-one, referred to internally as the "Cold Call King," because he's the only one in the whole operation brave enough to talk to strangers. He writes and plays video games, among other things. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

  Editorial Assistant Alyssa Perry is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Iowa City, where she works as a teacher, actor, and proofreader. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in LVNG, jubilat, and Nick Twemlow's short film as the sky shifts overhead. 

 

Editorial Assistant Alyssa Perry is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Iowa City, where she works as a teacher, actor, and proofreader. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in LVNG, jubilat, and Nick Twemlow's short film as the sky shifts overhead

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator Kelli Ebensberger graduated from Iowa with degrees in English and Psychology, and has interned at Copper Canyon Press, Iowa Review, and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. She currently lives in Iowa City and works at Prairie Lights Books.

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator Kelli Ebensberger graduated from Iowa with degrees in English and Psychology, and has interned at Copper Canyon Press, Iowa Review, and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth. She currently lives in Iowa City and works at Prairie Lights Books.