Founded in Connecticut in 2011 by Leslie M. Browning, Homebound Publications is one of the premier independent publishers in the country. Collectively through our imprints, we publish twenty books each year, we have almost one hundred titles distributed worldwide. Over the years, our authors have received dozens of awards, including, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, the Nautilus Book Award, Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Saltire Literary Awards and more. Highly respected among bookstores, readers, and authors alike, Homebound Publications has a proven devotion to quality, originality, and integrity.

At Homebound Publications, we are a small press with big ideas. As an independent publisher, we strive to ensure that the mainstream is not the only stream. It is our intention at Homebound Publications to preserve contemplative storytelling. We publish full-length introspective works of creative non-fiction, literary fiction and poetry. In all our titles, our intention is to introduce new perspectives that will directly aid humankind in the trials we face at present as a global village.

Our Business Philosophy: We value authenticity and fresh ideas. From the submissions process where we choose our projects right down to the crafting of each finished book, our intention is to produce an experience that will change the lives of our readers.

Our Environmental Responsibility: Homebound Publications greatly values the natural environment and invests 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.


umbrellaed under homebound publications are a number of divisions

Little Bound Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications devoted to the short-form. We publish chapbook fiction, nonfiction, and personal essays. We are an independent publisher devoted to short yet impacting literary works.

Owl House Books is an imprint of Homebound Publications specializing in both trade and YA genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and thriller.) Myth and mystery have haunted and shaped us since the dawn of language, giving wing and fleshy form to the archetypes of our imagination. As our past was spent around the fire listening to myths and the sounds of the night, so were our childhoods spent getting lost in the tangled branches of fables. Through our titles, we hope to return to these storytelling roots.

The Wayfarer is the literary magazine of Homebound Publications. The journal is released biannually every spring and autumn. We publish a high-quality journal of literature and art that inspires and points the way for visionary-yet-practical change. In each issue, we feature writing, original art and photography. We explore the spiritual progression we are currently experiencing as individuals and a global community. A wayfarer is a wanderer whose ability to re-imagine the possible provides the compass bearings for those on their way. The Wayfarer’s mission is to chart the way for change by building and empowering a community of contemplative voices. We seek to release a publication that builds and empowers a community of contemplative voices and serves as an agent for cultural transformation.


Navigator Graphics is a book design and publishing consulting firm run by authors for authors. With over 15 years in graphic design and publishing, we are well-versed in everything the independent author needs to take their project from final draft to finished book.

The team at Navigator Graphics is here to assist independent authors in bringing their book to fruition as envisioned. With the emergence of print on demand models, the publishing industry is evolving. Self-publishing doesn’t hold the stigma it once did. Deciding to take an independent route is often the best choice for many projects. Unlike the traditional publishing track where authors lose creative control over their books and sign over the majority of the profits to the publisher, self-publishing allows an author to craft their book to suit their vision and keep the profits for their years of work.

Navigator Graphics is staffed with publishing professionals and award-winning authors who have been in the industry for over a decade. Whether you’re a debut independent author seeking advice on publishing your work or you’re an entrepreneur looking for industry insights before you launch your own press, we have the broad expertise you’ll require to execute your plans properly.

The Vanguard Podcast is a bi-annual podcast of Homebound Publications featuring interviews and commentary from those at “the forefront of creativity.” Each episode, we feature intimate conversations with artists, authors, musicians, innovators, and activists who are pushing the boundaries of the creative endeavor.