About

Introduction

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. Publishing a 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 in addition to publishing, Suspect Press presents various music, literature and stand-up comedy events around the Denver and Boulder areas.

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Amanda E.K. – Editor-in-Chief

Amanda is a writing instructor and a longstanding member of the Knife Brothers writing group. Her work has been featured on the Denver Orbit podcast and on Mortified Live. She has stories in Suspect Press, Birdy, Jersey Devil Press, the Punch Drunk Press Poetry anthology, and forthcoming in Green Briar Review. She's currently working on a memoir about her sexual development while growing up in evangelical purity culture. Follow her on instagram @amanda_e_k

Josiah Hesse – Senior Editor

Author of psychological horror novel Carnality: Dancing on Red Lake, and a 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's recently released the second book in his series, Carnality: Sebastian Phoenix and the Dark Star, available at several Denver booksellers.

Contact: josiah@suspectpress.com, josiahhesse.com & @JosiahMHesse

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Lonnie MF Allen – Art Director/Comix Editor

Lonnie MF Allen made his start in comics in the ’90s DIY zine culture. Since then, his work has appeared in The Westword, Birdy, and Out Front magazine. He has done comic book writing for Image Comics, and was named one of Westword's “100 Colorado Creatives.” He has won a DiNKy award for the best Colorado Comic, and was called one of the best cartoonists around by the Denver Post. He regularly illustrates for the Colorado Sun and both illustrates and art directs for Suspect Press. His latest project, Chrome Seoul is a Korean cyberpunk comic book series.

Brice Maiurro – Poetry Editor

Brice Maiurro is a poet, writer, publisher, editor and community organizer in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Stupid Flowers and most recently Hero Victim Villain. He is a cofounder of Punketry! along with Matt Clifford of local psychpunk band, Black Market Translation. His poetry has been featured by The Denver Post, Boulder Weekly, Suspect Press, Birdy, Beats Periodical, The Lune and Poets Reading The News. In January of 2019, he was recognized by Westword as a Colorado Creative, recognizing his contributions to the arts community in Colorado.

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