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.
Latest News:

Whistling Shade's Spring/Summer 2015 issue will be here soon! The issue release will be Saturday, May 9, 7pm at Eat My Words bookstore in Northeast Minneapolis. Eat My Words is located at 1228 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis. We will have a 1 hour reading featuring some writers appearing in the issue - details to follow!

Tony Rauch's newest story collection, what if i got down on my knees, is now available for pre-orders. click here to purchase the book. We will announce the book release soon!

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


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