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Founded in 2011, Homebound Publications is one of the premier independent publishers in the country. It is our intention to preserve contemplative storytelling. We publish introspective works of creative non–fiction, fiction & poetry.

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About Our Ideals

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We value authenticity and fresh ideas. From the submissions process where we choose our projects right down to the crafting of each finished book, we aim to produce an experience that will enrich the lives of our readers.


We greatly value the wild and invest in environmental conservation. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.

Small Press, Big Ideas

We are a small press with big ideas set on publishing substance over flash. We routinely work with authors who don’t fit neatly into the corporate publishing model, giving a voice to the countless independent thinkers currently neglected by the mainstream media.

Giving back

We have a strong sense of community. Over the years, we’ve donated to and worked with countless charities from the ACLU, to OXFAM, to the Make a Wish Foundation, to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Edible Schoolyard and more.

More than a Company, We are a Community:

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

The First 9 Years: A Letter from Press Founder, L.M. Browning

In 2011, I founded Homebound Publications in an effort to bring together a community of like-minded thinkers and see what the dialogue yielded.  I gathered my friends and the most insightful colleagues I knew and began. I didn’t know how the house would sustain itself or how anyone would even find our work—I couldn’t answer all the questions of viability from a business standpoint —but I nonetheless felt the need for the space to create and that was enough. In the beginning, I didn’t have any sense of how big the press would grow or how widely our titles would be shared. I simply carved out a space in which others could speak and share those deep thoughts they’d pondered, not because I saw the monetary profits in such an endeavor, but because I could see the benefit to the mind and soul.

I have always been an ardent believer in creative minds requiring a circle of fellows to push them. We’ve seen the prolific flow of ideas that occurs when the right community is gathered together to foster one another, whether it is in the Concord Transcendentalists, the Bloomsbury Group, or the Beat poets out in San Francisco. The discussion, the inspiration, the contemplation, and the community encourages the kind of boundary-pushing, ego destruction, and refinement of beliefs that bring about movements of change in the larger world. The circle I gathered back in 2011 has become bigger than I expected. It is composed of both reader and writer alike.

I think we all find our way through this life with the aid the communities we gather closest to us.  In these challenging times, when we all feel strained and lost, I urge you to gather your circle and keep them close. No one person knows the path forward. We chart the way together. I am grateful to you—our readers and contributors—for making the journey with us for the last eight years. I hope you’ll continue with us for many more to come. There is a great deal more to explore and discuss.

With Gratitude


Leslie M. Browning

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Also look for our titles anywhere books are sold (we recommend shopping at your local independent bookstore or our online store). Retailer? All Homebound Publications titles are distributed by Independent Publishers Group, and are available through wholesalers such as Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

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