Our Story

Founded by Joschua Beres, The New Literati Press will publish the quarterly literary and art journal The New Literati beginning in January 2018 along with an annual anthology which will feature the best works from each quarterly edition along with work submitted or solicited uniquely for the anthology. The first anthology will contain many of the best works from The Literati Quarterly, the predecessor of The New Literati Press and serve as a bridge between the old publication and the new.

The Literati Quarterly was founded in 2014 and featured many notable artists, poets and writers including Alfred Corn, Anselm Berrigan, Jerome Rothenberg, T.R. Hummer, Naomi Shihab NyeCristina Bergoglio, Nick Courtright, Kathleen Pierce and many others. Beres continued to run the publication while on various military assignments with the help of Jonathan Hobratsch of The Huffington Post and noted writer Erin Pringle-Toungate. The Winter 2015 issue was the last issue of The Literati Quarterly and was dedicated to Erik Davidson, Beres' significant other who passed away in the summer of 2015.

The New Literati Press seeks out emerging poets, writers and artists as well as those established in their medium.

In addition to our quarterly and annual anthology we will also host The New Literati Chapbook Prize with the first prize of $100 and five complimentary chapbooks to be awarded in the summer of 2018.

Joschua Beres

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Joschua Beres is an Army veteran and Texas native of French-Creole, English and German ancestry. He is fluent in Russian, Spanish and French.

He attended Texas State University where among other things, he organized Occupy Texas State during the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

Beres has previously been published in Bohemia Literary and Art Journal, Every Day Fiction, The Kitchen Poet by UndergroundBooks, Literary Orphans and has work included in the anthologies Milk and Honey Siren and Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis.

He currently is working towards his Bachelor of Science in Digital Filmmaking at The Los Angeles Film School and is a contributing writer for Overpowered Entertainment.