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Elaina Ellis (she/her) is publisher and cofounder at Generous Press. She owns and operates A Trusted Reader, providing literary book editing services for brilliant writers of all stripes. For ten years she worked at the Pulitzer Prize-winning publishing house Copper Canyon Press where she served as editor. She is the author of Write About an Empty Birdcage, and has received support from Artist Trust, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw, Tent, 4Culture, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Ellis is a queer, disabled Jew who envisions a free, safe, and just future for all people, from the US to Palestine.

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Amber Flame (she/her) is deputy publisher and cofounder at Generous Press. She is a multi-genre writer, educator, and arts administrator serving as program director for Hedgebrook, a premier writing residency for women-identified writers. Flame is the author of the poetry collections Ordinary Cruelty and apocrifa; her writing has been published in diverse arenas and earned awards from Hedgebrook, Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and Baldwin for the Arts. She has served as a copyeditor, development editor, and general “fluffer” for all manner of texts. Flame is a queer, Black, dandy mama working for the liberation of all. Her mission is joy.

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Rowhouse is the parent publisher of Generous Press, led by Founder & President Rebekah Borucki.

Row House is committed to “Raising the Volume on Voices That Matter” and publishing books at the intersection of literature and social justice. 

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