We are an independent small press specializing in books for younger readers.
We were founded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and are on track to publish our first titles in 2021. Given that we are a small operation, we hope to publish between two and four titles per year.
Though we are American by birth, our hearts lie across the pond. In Yorkshire, the word wick commonly means “lively,” while weald is the Old English word for “forest.” Effectively that makes us Lively Forest Publishing.
What are we about?
We are a small press (and we like it that way). We seek to plant a few literary seeds each year, in the hopes that those seeds might flourish into a forest all their own.
We want to be in the business of publishing and promoting books. Authors who are invited to join us can expect a token advance and a standard royalty contract once their books have “earned out.” We believe in funding good art. We will invest what we can in our authors. That way, we can grow better together.
Environmental, social, and economic sustainability being vital to our operations, we are not able to accept unsolicited submissions at this time. However, if an invitation is extended, we hope you will consider sending something along!