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 and freelance writer originally from Iowa. She’s a member of the Knife Brothers writing group – a small collective of short fiction writers – who can on occasion can be found 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 themes of subversive secrets and suppressed sexuality. You can find her work in Suspect Press, Birdy, Jersey Devil Press, and forthcoming in the Punch Drunk Press anthology.
Josiah Hesse – Senior Editor
Author of 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. He will be releasing the second book in his series, Carnality: Sebastian Phoenix and the Dark Star, in August 2018.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, josiahhesse.com & @JosiahMHesse
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, Sheriff Nottingham, and he’s been nominated for an Eisner Award. Find him at lonniemfallen.com.
Daniel Landes – Founding Editor
Founder of Watercourse Foods, City, O’ City and Make, Believe Bakery, 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.