Our Story

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Complex Books

Some stories don’t fit in neat, tiny boxes. Love and disability, being for oneself and femme/feminine, white privilege, female-to-male- transsexuals.

We believe we all live with contradictions. Skin, class, religion and other nodes of being live inside of us. Push and pull us in sometimes opposite directions.

That’s why we publish complex books for complicated people. You deserve nothing less.

Jay Sennett, Publisher

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Complicated People

Tim T’ West. Eli Clare. Petra Kuppers. Kim Addonzio.

We’ve had the honor of publishing some of the greatest writers alive today, including the beautiful Kpone Kofi Bruce pictured above.

Each of our authors, at least we think so, has stared into their own hearts and said yes. We hope you have said yes, too.

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Close Truths

Being a writer is difficult work. There’s finding time to write, then edit. Can we find a like-minded community – even if it is only one – of other writers who can support us in our writing? These are the obvious difficulties.

But there are also financial and self-care responsibilities and web responsibilities if we have an internet presence. And we have obligations to our chosen communities.

The secret is to simplify. As creative people, we have had learn to learn to say no more than yes.