Fiction and creative nonfiction (formerly Vandalia Press)

West Virginia University Press publishes literary short fiction, fiction, and creative nonfiction by both new and established writers. Historically, WVU Press has published literary fiction with a focus on Appalachian culture, and although this continues to be an important part of its mission, its scope now expands beyond this region as it seeks to publish original voices from across the globe. With this in mind, WVU Press is dedicated to publishing literature that deals with diverse aspects of all cultures and bears a strong sense of place.

Please note that West Virginia University Press no longer publishes creative work under the Vandalia Press imprint. All creative work will be published under West Virginia University Press.

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Unruly Creatures
Jennifer Caloyeras



On Homesickness
Jesse Donaldson


Maranatha Road
Heather Bell Adams

The Whole World at Once


The Whole World at Once
Erin Pringle-Toungate

Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods


Eyes Glowing at the
Edge of the Woods

Edited by Laura Long and
Doug Van Gundy

The Rope Swing

All My Mothers and Fathers 
Michael Blumenthal   

The Rope Swing

Monsters in Appalachia
Sheryl Monks

The Rope Swing

Believe What You Can 
Marc Harshman

The Night I Freed John Brown

The Night I Freed John Brown
John Michael Cummings

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