Workhorse is a community and publishing company. We want to make studying and publishing more accessible to working writers by collaborating with a supportive, diverse, and talented community. 

Currently we are working on the following:

Lexington Poetry Month: a month long celebration of poetry and writing challenge in June @ lexpomo.com

Workhorse Writers Chapbook Open Reading Period: a fee-free open reading period to discover new chapbooks to publish from working writers. 

Feedback: Free feedback for working writers 

The Gauntlet Workshop: a year-long intense and generative workshop in collaboration with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. 

We have a small team. Christopher McCurry and Robin Rahija co-founded Workhorse in 2015, originally intending to serve the spectrum of the writing experience. In 2017, Workhorse shifted to focus on the working writer, as Rabbit Catastrophe spilt off to focus on literary publishing. Workhorse celebrated 5 years of serving readers and writers in 2020. 

We need content creators for social media, readers for our feedback program, idea generators, motivators. We want to know you and work with you! Get get in touch on our social media!

If you’d like to help us grow, please consider becoming a Patreon!