We are a small, independent non-profit press. We are BIPOC founded and aim to publish what is unusual and work about in-between spaces. We are a nonprofit registered in Florida, and our 501(c)(3) status is pending with the IRS.
Our anthologies aim to shine to highlight unexpected and wonderful places. We champion voices that might otherwise remain shadowed. We love work about the homes we make, wherever that might be, in the people we know, the homes we have made, the music we love, in the friends we make family.
We especially seek to amplify BIPOC and Queer voices.
Send us your best poetry, flash, fiction, non-fiction, and your weird, passionate, hybrid babies. Poetry and prose together, prose and art, work we have never seen before, work we couldn’t imagine exists. Surprise us!
Yael Valencia Aldana
Founding Editor/ Managing Editor
Yael Valencia Aldana is the author of the chapbook Alien(s) (Bottlecap Press) and the forthcoming poetry collection Black Mestiza (University Press of Kentucky, 2025). She is the winner of the University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series Prize 2023 in poetry. She is a Guest Editor at Craft Literary, Frontier Poetry, and Palette Poetry. She teaches creative writing at FIU. She lives in South Florida with her son and too many pets.
Erik Ebright is a UX designer and collaborative artist. He is inspired by better understanding of the world through information design. He loves to make interactive art books where the reader becomes a co-creator in the creative process. He has published several interactive art and travel books.
Aj is an MFA candidate in creative writing at Florida International University. She likes to write in the squishy in-between place of literary-speculative-horror-sci-fi-fiction. She is a supreme cat Mom and the master of all things coffee.
Bernard earned his BA in English from Saint Leo University. He has an MA in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. He loves literary fiction and mystery/thriller. He’s a former teacher and an advocate for mental health. He loves coffee and coffee shops and lives in Tampa with his two rescued dogs, Olaf and Olive.
Trey is a queer black southern writer and educator who hails from Augusta, Georgia, but now resides in Miami, Florida. He has earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. He’s been published and has forthcoming publications in “Stirring,” “Mayday Magazine,” “Daily Drunk Magazine,” “Olney,” “BULL,” and “Broadsided Press.” If he isn’t ranting about the latest music releases, ask him to tell you a fun fact about his favorite animal, the possum.
Madison Whatley is a South Florida poet and 2023 graduate of Florida International University’s MFA program. Her poetry has appeared in FreezeRay Poetry, SoFloPoJo, and Cola Literary Review. Her poetry manuscript was recently selected as a Semifinalist for the 2023 Berkshire Prize by Tupelo Press. She is a former Managing Editor of Gulf Stream Literary magazine.
Valeria Rodriguez Flores is a student at Florida International University pursuing a major in English on the Creative Writing track and a minor in French. She has loved reading since she was seven and writing since she moved to the United States at fourteen. She has a never-ending list of books to read and is obsessed with endless fun facts.
Nina Chatel is a student at Florida International University pursuing an English major on the literature track. She has loved reading and writing since she was seven after her second-grade teacher encouraged her. She aspires to become an English professor and a published author.
Purple Ink Press Board
Yael Aldana, President
Erik Ebright, Treasurer
Aj Johnson, Secretary
Madison Whatley, Vice President