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Sibling Rivalry Press

Sibling Rivalry Press is a small press publishing house based in Little Rock, Arkansas founded by Bryan Borland in 2010. It features both online and print components as well as the non-profit SRP Foundation, which financially supports the arts.

Sibling Rivalry Press
Parent company Sibling Rivalry Press (Independent Publisher)
Status Active
Founded 2010
Founder Bryan Borland
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Little Rock, Arkansas
Key people Michael Klein (writer)
Nonfiction topics Homosexuality
Fiction genres Poetry
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Bryan Borland originally conceived of Sibling Rivalry Press as a venue through which to disseminate his personal collection of poetry, but decided to expand it to encompass other authors whose work focused on similar themes. Authors since published by Sibling Rivalry Press include Ocean Vuong, winner of a 2014 Pushcart Prize,[1][2][3] Michael Klein of Goddard College, Saeed Jones, Kaveh Akbar, Kazim Ali, Franny Choi, Matthew Hittinger, Dorothy Allison,[4] the deaf poet Raymond Luczak, the novelist Bushra Rehman,[5] and "Lambda Literary Award Winner and Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry Finalist" Stephen S. Mills.[6]


The SRP website describes its purpose as catering to queer writers of poetry, albeit not exclusively.[7] The press is "home to Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry and one of Library Journal‘s 'Best New Magazines,'" as well as Jonathan, a "journal of gay fiction, and Adrienne, a "poetry journal of queer women. The American Library Association has honored nine" of SRP's titles...on its annual list of recommended LGBT reading."[8][9]


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