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!

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Yael Valencia Aldana
Founding Editor/ Managing Editor
Art Director
She/her

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 Pushcart Prize winner, and her work has appeared in Torch Literary ArtsStone Coast ReviewSouth Florida Poetry Journal, and Cutbank Literary Journal, among others. She teaches creative writing at Florida International University. She lives in South Florida with her son and too many pets. https://linktr.ee/yaelwrites


Erik Ebright
Founding Editor
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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.

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Madison Whatley
Senior Editor
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Madison 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. madisonwhatley.com

Nona Lea
Marketing Manager
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Nona Lea has poetry and art published in 13 volumes. Previously an alumni of LSU, graduating with a BA in creative writing as well as a few associate degrees in studio and fine arts, she/they are now a student of the Stonecoast MFA program. Lea is also the host of Tesoro’s Woman Heart and a workshop facilitator at Speak the Word, as well as a social media curator for Mulberry Literature and an editor for Vial of Bones. In the past, Lea was the EIC for the Delta Undergraduate Literary Journal. They are thrilled to be the Marketing Manager for Purple Ink Press. You can find Lea’s work and interviews on their link tree: https://linktr.ee/nona_lea

Bernard Ramos
Associate Editor

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 Rhone
Associate Editor

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.

Editorial Interns

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

Madison Whatley, Vice President

Erik Ebright, Treasurer

Aj Johnson, Secretary