English 254: Introduction to Professional Publishing Class

PRESS 254 is a handmade chapbook press and publishing workshop. The editor-in-chief and workshop instructor is Steve Halle, director of the English Department's Publications Unit at Illinois State University. All chapbooks are produced by a student staff of publishing studies majors from English 254: Introduction to Professional Publishing.

PRESS 254 engages emerging writers from the ISU and Bloomington-Normal communities and provides editing, design, production, distribution, and marketing services for their chapbook-length works. It seeks to help launch these writers by putting them in contact with local and national audiences receptive to their work and to break down the barriers between artists, publishers, and audiences via collaboration and an editorial pedagogical practice.