Today, with heavy hearts, Sam and I must announce that we have decided to close Origami Zoo Press indefinitely. During our time as editors, we’ve had the great privilege to work with some of our favorite writers, who in addition to being dazzling wordsmiths are also some of the best people we could ever hope to meet or collaborate with. We’ve enjoyed the challenge of trying to put their stories, essays, and art into packages worthy of the interiors, greater than the sum of their parts. Truly, it’s been a fantastic ride, but over the last four years, both Sam and I have accumulated far more responsibilities than we had in 2011, and we no longer have the time we’d like to invest in the press.
So, we’d rather end on a high note (with Lena Bertone’s amazing Behind This Mirror!) and with a near perfect record than to keep publishing without being able to give future books and authors the time, care, and championing the way we want to and the way they deserve. A huge thank you to our authors and artists, including Angie Dell (our expert bookbinder for Kate Bernheimer’s Floater) and Nathan Pierce (our tireless cover art designer). And thanks to all of you who purchased, read, and reviewed our authors’ books. The support we saw from so many people in the literary community was really amazing. I don’t think we worked a day where we weren’t filled with gratitude for everyone who was helping us along the way.