The Hydeout

To coincide with the launch of our official website ( on January 30, 2014, we will be releasing the first online edition of The Hydeout, a literary zine with the same mindset as us–small stuff, big ideas.  The Hydeout will include online and print editions, while showcasing a variety of written forms whether it be scholarly, street-level, or (our personal favorite) both.

Submissions will open December 1st and continue on through the first of the year.

Writers of all forms are encouraged to submit—particularly poetry, short fiction, and critical essays.  Up to three pieces may be submitted, but only one will be included if chosen.

Submissions should be sent to, before January 1st.  Any pieces directed elsewhere will not be considered.

Please include your name as you wish it to appear, a short bio (30 words maximum), and the best way to reach you.

Decisions of inclusion will be made by mid-January and all writers will be informed of their acceptance before online publication.

Details will also be made available at The Hydeout’s Facebook page at  Stay tuned.


levyfest 2014 and Renegade Flowers: d.a. levy and the Digital Revolution

October 24-26 2014

For the first time since 2006, Cleveland will be host to levyfest, which honors the city’s own alternative publisher and poet d.a. levy, as well as his contemporaries in the Mimeograph Revolution.  This festival will celebrate the history of small press publication and poetry in Cleveland and from around the world. It will include guest panels, readings, community and publishing events, and other programming to be announced.

This event is a combined effort of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State, CSU’s Poetry Center, Guide to Kulchur in Gordon Square, and other local arts groups, publishers, and businesses.  Hydeout Press is proud of its role in this event, and is excited to help bring the community three days of history, poetry, and scholarship.

Additional sponsors, guests of honor, contributors, and featured writers will be announced over the upcoming months.  Stay tuned for specific updates regarding scheduling and events.

In coordination with this event, Hydeout Press is happy to announce its support of levyfest through the publication of Renegade Flowers: d.a. levy and the Digital Revolution, an anthology of critical essays, poetry, photography, and ephemera studying the history of the Mimeograph Revolution and levy’s influence on the modern digital publishing movement.  The anthology, edited by D.R. Wagner and John Dorsey, will be released at levyfest, and proceeds from all presales of the work will go to supporting levyfest programming, including airfare and accommodations for guests of honor.

Submission information for this anthology will be provided soon by the editors, who will be supported throughout the process by Hydeout Press, The Poetry Center at Cleveland State University, and the d.a. levy collection at the Cleveland Memory Project archives.

Stay tuned to the Hydeout Press blog, as well as and the Hydeout Facebook page, for updates over the coming days, weeks, and months regarding levyfest programming, schedules, locations, and guests.

2014 Publishing Announcements

Publishing Announcements

Spring 2014
Miles Budimir
“October 2013”
In collaboration with 13 Press, Hydeout assisted in the design, layout and printing of Miles Budimir’s forthcoming fine art book “October 2013.”  The five collector’s editions were hand-printed by Budimir on assorted rare paper and are each unique, and will include letterpress covers by Hydeout Press.  Standard edition chapbooks will also be printed and made available from 13 Press.

Guide to Kulchur
Hydeout Press is immensely excited about their nomination of John Dorsey’s “Twenty Poems About Girls” for the Pushcart Prize, which honors the most vibrant pieces in small press literature for the previous year.  To celebrate this nomination and his inclusion in Guide to Kulchur’s UNCANNY VOICES reading series, a new letter-pressed broadside, “The Hardy Boys are Old Men Now” will be available for free on January 30, 2014 to Guide to Kulchur patrons attending the event.  This broadside can only be obtained on this day and will not be reprinted.

Additionally, Hydeout Press will be assisting Guide to Kulchur in the production of promotional materials and items for their store throughout 2014, including custom letterpressed journals, bookmarks, and other small collectibles.  Visit the shop next week to see the first of these items for yourself.

Hydeout Press is currently being featured in the Reading CLE exhibition at Cleveland’s contemporary art venue SPACES, curated by Guide to Kulchur’s RA Washington and Lyz Bly.  The exhibition, which runs through January 17, 2014, features a selection of small press offerings—including art books, chapbooks and zines.

Febuary 2014
Tammy Foster Brewer and Robert Lee Brewer
Title TBA
For Valentine’s Day 2014, Hydeout Press will be releasing a limited-edition broadside combining two works from Tammy and Robert Brewer.

March 2014
John Dorsey and D.R. Wagner
“Dorsey/Wagner: 24 Poems”
A collection of poetry by John Dorsey and D.R. Wagner, fully letterpressed with cover illustration by Tom Kryss.  Standard and Limited Edition information will be announced soon.

August 2014
Joe Milford
Title TBA

A collection of poetry including a standard perfect-bound edition as well as a limited-run collector’s edition with letterpress covers.

Holiday Season 2014
Alex Gildzen
“Dance Till Yr Toes Bleed: a bundle of holiday poems”
A collector’s edition illustrated letterpress greeting card set and standard illustrated chapbook edition with letterpressed covers.

Preorder information will be made available over the coming month for all publications, as will run sizes, prices, and other information.  Details are currently subject to change.  For inquiries, contact