In Closing

Platypus Press ceased trading in May 2023.

This decision was difficult for both of us and came after many months of discussion. Ultimately, with the continual changes to our day-to-day lives and the physical and emotional drain running an independent press entails, we felt this action was necessary.

Across eight years – and as a team of just two – we have edited, designed and published thirty-nine books, thirty-three digital shorts, and twenty-four digital chapbooks (as well as thirty issues of our online literary journal Wildness).

We are immensely proud of the work we’ve released, and it’s a testament to the calibre of the writers we’ve worked with that so many have subsequently been recognised. We are grateful to have been even a minimal part of their literary journey. Our thanks goes to every writer we’ve had the privilege of working with.

We intend to continue publishing issues of Wildness, though likely less regularly than we have previously.