Welcome To Spider Road Press!

We publish and promote fiction by and/or about strong women. We believe that all brave, intelligent writing is literary, no matter what the subject matter. Writers, we invite you to embrace precision. Readers, we encourage you to stretch your imagination.


Flash Fiction Prize Winners Wowed the Audience at Our Awards Ceremony
Kudos to Andrea Barbosa, Jennifer Leeper & Mel Algood for their moving readings of their prize-winning flash fiction pieces on 8/18 at Writespace in Houston. The audience and our staff were touched by your evocative pieces featuring a strong female protagonist. We can't wait to publish your work in the special bonus section of our 2017 release, "Andromache" by Kate Spitzmiller.

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Join Our Creative Family
We're hiring an experienced, feminist, flexible writer to join our team as a part-time editorial & office assistant in Houston. The position requires strong organizational abilities, excellent writing skills, social media savvy, flexibility, honesty, and a college degree or an equivalent military service record. Must be available beginning mid-September. Initial compensation is $16 an hour plus sales commission and event bonuses. Interested parties should email a resume, two character references, and a one-paragraph, persuasive writing sample to Kessika Johnson at editor@spiderroadpress.com with "Job Applicant" in the subject line. Our editor in chief regrets that she will be unable to respond to inquiries about this position herself. Veterans and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

Contest News:
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Spider's Web Flash Fiction Prizes! First prize has been awarded to Andrea Barbosa, second prize to Jennifer Leeper, and third prize to Melissa Algood. Thanks again to our contest judges Kathryn Kulpa and Eden Royce. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in a special bonus section of our 2018 release. Stay tuned for news about our 2017 contest! We will be polishing the judging process and offering larger prizes.

Our joy in connecting with readers over "Up, Do" is featured in a recent IBPA article!


We are thrilled to be featured in this article about finding an audience for quality fiction. Check out the section on "Up, Do" and see what our editor-in-chief Patricia Flaherty Pagan has to say!

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