Launch Your Own Small Press Series (bundle)


  • Ben Fama
  • Ben Pease
Bundle price: $500.00

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Launch Your Own Small Press Series (bundle)

About the series

Ruth Stone House is dedicated to growing the grassroots small- and micro-press publishing arm of the literary world. This program aims to accomplish this through a series of classes that will cover the essential skills necessary to run a small press. The classes include

  1. Running a Small Press
  2. Chapbook Layout Essentials
  3. Small Press Capstone
    With the exception of the capstone, anyone is welcome to take a individual classes within this program!


Free info session – August 30th, 2023. Sign up below: **EVENT CONCLUDED**



Scholarships & Cost

A number of scholarships will be available, and the course can be purchased directly. The informational session is free and will detail the cost of the program as well as scholarship opportunities. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

  • Tuition for the entire series costs $500, which includes a $100 discount compared to purchasing the classes separately. Applications which show a serious desire to begin a press and a need for funding will be given a half scholarship.
  • There will be limited opportunity for full scholarships which will include assistance with a small run chapbook.

Register for individual classes​

You may also sign up for classes from this program as they become available without enrolling in the full course. Click on any of the offerings shown on this page to register separately.

About Ben Fama

Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Deathwish (Newest York, 2019), Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooksOdalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). He is also the author of the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012). He is the cofounder of Wonder.

About Ben Pease

Ben Pease began laying out books in 2009 when he put together an issue for the writing workshop he taught at Common Ground’s (now Breaking Ground) Prince George, an early 20th-century hotel converted to affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless adults and persons living with HIV/AIDS. He soon after began doing covers and interiors for Monk Books, doing both for a reprint of Bernadette Mayer’s The Formal Field of Kissing. When Monk began publishing full-length collections, Pease continued to layout the books, forging a close relationship with the authors to ensure that their original vision was represented in the printed matter. Pease is currently the book designer for factory hollow press and the Ruth Stone House.

About Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are usually based on video conferencing. At the moment we use Zoom. Instructors may utilize email as well as the specific ‘class page’ to share materials.

Class pages are accessible to students through their account page.  CLICK HERE to visit your account.

Each class is different, and Ruth Stone House allows a wide degree of freedom to instructors as to how they run their classes. If you miss a class or have technical problems you can request a video link to the class you missed. 

Technical requirements:

In order to attend a Zoom based class, make sure you meet these technical requirements: Click here

We also require that you have access to email service to use Ruth Stone House Classroom.

Have more questions? CONTACT US.

Financial Aid

FInancial aid is applied for on a class by class basis. Not all classes offer financial aid. There is a limited amount of funding available, and aid is awarded in the order received.

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Launch Your Own Small Press Series (bundle)

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