Razorgirl Press began as the Four Windows project, a serial quarterly for readers who love perspective, and enjoy their fiction in fun-sized portions. Each series revolves around a single city, as seen through the lens of four different authors, as told in four parts. Each issue contains a part of four different novels, which will be published in full at the end of the series.
The inaugural issue was released September 15, 2014, and features Seattle, Washington.
Four Windows was the brainchild of Christine Smith and Jessie Kwak, who are apparently very very good at finding more projects to fill their already scarce hours. Jessie has since moved on to other pursuits, but her position was taken over by Alisha Knaff.
As they considered where they wanted to take the company after the inaugural issue of the Four Windows project, Christine and Alisha knew they wanted a press that would take exciting, thoughtful, and most of all entertaining genre fiction to a new level, moving beyond the original vision of Four Windows while still incorporating the idea of community-based fiction told from a unique perspective. As such Razorgirl Press was born.
Christine Rene Smith is a poet and publisher in Seattle, Washington. She is the Co-Founder, Creative Director and Developmental Editor at Razorgirl Press. Her work can be found in 491 Press, and The Undergraduate Literary Journal. The only thing she loves more than publishing the beautiful words of brilliant writers, is creating art herself, be it through word or another medium.
Alisha A. Knaff lives in Seattle with her three cats, who consistently assure her that she is in no danger of becoming a crazy cat lady. She recently abandoned her day job of striving to impress upon teenagers the importance of the Oxford comma for the glamorous world of running a startup publishing company. By night she still weaves bizarre imaginations into hopefully coherent tales.
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