Wiseblood Books is a publishing line particularly favorable toward works of fiction, poetry, and philosophy that render truths with what Flannery O'Connor called an unyielding "realism of distances." Such works find redemption in uncanny places and people; wrestle us from the tyranny of boredom; mock the pretensions of respectability; engage the hidden mysteries of the human heart, be they sources of either violence or courage; articulate faith and doubt in their incarnate complexity; dare an unflinching gaze at human beings as "political animals"; and suffer through this world's trials without forfeiting hope.
We are dedicated to publishing, preserving, and editing fiction, poetry, and philosophy fit for the world stage.
Wiseblood Books is staffed by established editors marked with all the traits of incurable commitments to literature: university-level teaching experience, Doctoral Degrees in English, strong publication records, and over six years experience as freelance, Managing, and Fiction Editors for several literary magazines and major publishers.
Our dock serves as harbor to diverse vessels of literature: minimalist or stream of consciousness; philosophical thriller or epistolary novel; collection of vignettes or thousand-page opus; poetry or political memoirs; journalistic essays or academic scholarship.We seek contemporary fiction in the vein of such popular classics as Dickens' Pickwick Papers, Graham Greene's “entertainments,” Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Cather's O Pioneers!, and P.D. James' The Children of Men or as demanding as Dostoevsky's Demons, Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Melville's Moby-Dick, Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, or David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. Our devotion to the life of the mind makes us watchful for works that reach the roots of fundamental questions, that turn to the almost three-thousand-year-long conversations committed to these questions, and that incite our hunger for the splendor of truth.
We are wide-eyed for new epiphanies of beauty. We are wide-eyed for epiphanies of truth. (Read more.)Share