Whistling Shade is a literary journal and small press located in St. Paul, MN. We take a populist approach to literature and our audience is the general reading public. Whistling Shade is distributed to cafes, book stores, libraries and other locations in the Twin Cities; our print circulation is 2500 semi-annually and we have been publishing since 2001. Whistling Shade Press also publishes books. To receive announcements about issue and book releases, join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook.
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Join us at the Open Book on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm for the release of Celebrated Navigation, Jarda Cervenka's latest collection. A world traveler and writer of international stature, Cervenka's stories range from the jungles of Columbia to the back alleys of Prague and the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Celebrated Navigation includes favorite stories from his first three collections, plus two new pieces.

The Spring/Summer 2014 Victorian issue has arrived!

Our Fall/Winter 2014 issue will have a Work theme. What is your career and why do you do it? What was your craziest job? Are you a bartender, a cab driver, an explosives engineer? Tell us about itówe want to know! Send essays, fiction and poetry to editor@whistlingshade.com by Sept. 1.

We are planning to launch a new imprint of narrative poetry books, the Geste series. Click here for details.


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