Founded in 2013, Suspect Press is a Denver publishing company that blends the raw energy of zine culture with the editorial sharpness and commercial reach of mainstream publications.
Our quarterly arts and literature magazine features poetry, short stories, essays, comics and artwork primarily from Denver, Colorado, presented in a cleanly designed, vintage newsprint format, and delivered to various locations throughout the state.
Suspect Press also publishes novels and comic books, and presents various music, literature and stand-up comedy events around the city.
Amanda E.K. – Editor in Chief
Amanda is a short fiction writer and educator originally from Iowa. She’s a member of the Knife Brothers writing group – a small collective of short fiction writers – who can be found occasionally haunting the Victorian halls of Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She does the majority of her writing and coffee-drinking at Kaladi Brothers Coffee. Her fiction curation for Suspect Press incorporates gothic literature themes of subversive secrets and suppressed sexuality. You can find her work in Suspect Press, Birdy, Jersey Devil Press, and at yubikwetes.wordpress.com where she writes creative non-fiction vignettes.
Josiah Hesse – Senior Editor
Author of the psychological horror novel Carnality: Dancing on Red Lake, and regular contributor to VICE and The Guardian, Hesse aims to blend journalism and the arts within the pages of Suspect Press, making it both a reflection of our time and an innovative force of creativity.
Lonnie MF Allen – Art Director/Comix Editor
Lonnie MF Allen found his comic-art stride as a high-schooler dabbling in zines and mini-comics, eventually coming up through the ranks in the local comix scene, where he’s long been a regular among Denver’s close-knit cartooning community. An oft-published illustrator, writer and designer in addition to his niche as an award-winning cartoonist, and named one of Westword’s 100 Colorado Creatives, Allen is an organizer for the Denver Drink & Draw meet-up. His work has been published by Dark Horse, Image Comics, and he’s been nominated for an Eisner Award. Find him at lonniemfallen.com.
Daniel Landes – Founding Editor
Founder of Campus Lounge, Watercourse Foods, and City, O’ City, Landes released his debut novel, Joonie and the Great Harbinger Stampede in 2012, a creation myth about the birth of consciousness, told through the lives of prairie animals. Landes co-founded Suspect Press in 2013 with the vision of providing a platform for underground and bohemian authors in Denver.
Ken Arkind – Poetry Editor
Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 200 colleges and universities. He is the founding Program Director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization dedicated to helping Colorado youth find voice through the mediums of poetry and performance. Ken is the author of Denver, and Coyotes.