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 the founder of Intradesign, a strategic branding agency, and the Marketing Director at the Society of Typographic Arts. He holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Creative Director Sevy Perez is the founder of Intradesign, a strategic branding agency, and the Marketing Director at the Society of Typographic Arts. He holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from 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.

 

Open Prose Series Editors

Hilary Plum is the author of the novel Strawberry Fields (Fence Books, 2018); the work of nonfiction Watchfires (Rescue Press, 2016), winner of the GLCA New Writers Award; and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (FC2, 2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, history, and politics. She teaches at Cleveland State University and in the NEOMFA program and is associate director of the CSU Poetry Center. 

Zach Savich is the author of six books of poetry, including Daybed (Black Ocean, 2018), and two books of prose, including Diving Makes the Water Deep (Rescue Press, 2016). His writing has appeared in journals and anthologies including American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Boston Review, jubilat, and Kenyon Review. He directs the BFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of the Arts.

Operations & Publicity

Social Media Coordinator Ellen Boyette received her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a recipient of the Alberta Kelly Fellowship as well as a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Her work appears or is forthcoming from poets.org, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Prelude, Bennington Review, and elsewhere.

Social Media Coordinator Cassandra Chia is an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, majoring in English and Creative Writing (Publishing Track) and minoring in Theatre Arts. She writes, reads, acts and gets easily excited about pandas.

Operations Intern Tess Koetting is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, where she studied English and Literary Publishing. She was also a member of the Editorial Team for the third annual Iowa Chapbook Prize.

Operations Intern Grace Oeth is a fourth-year student at the University of Iowa, studying English with a Literary Publishing Track and a History Minor. Grace is also the Fiction Intern at The Iowa Review as well as the Managing Editor for Fools Magazine, which is an arts and culture publication based out of Iowa City.