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A small, somewhat anarchic writers’ collective with a taste for reinventing classic literature. First to be punked: Shakespeare!

The Punks are Back in Town

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.


Writerpunk Press is back and at it again. Taught by Time: Myth Goes Punk, our sixth charity anthology, is in the works!

We have taken the myths, legends and lore that readers love and turned them upside down and inside out. With a wide range of punk genres represented–steampunk, cyberpunk, dreadpunk, nanopunk, biopunk and atompunk–there’s sure to be something for everyone in this volume.

Profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.

Coming in late 2019, Taught by Time will be available on Amazon (print and ebook). Stay tuned!


Classic Horror Goes Punk: Release Day!

Release day  has finally arrived!

Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk is the fifth charity anthology from Writerpunk Press, with steampunk, cyberpunk, atompunk, carniepunk, clockpunk, atompunk, and biopunk stories inspired by tales such as Dracula, Carmilla, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and Frankenstein (twice!). Other inspirations include Ambrose Bierce, Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka, Gaston LeRoux, Lord Tennyson, and H.P. Lovecraft.

Available on Amazon (print and ebook), this anthology offers 11 stories and 1 poem inspired by some of the most loved classic horror tales of all time.

As always, profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.  A collection of bone-chilling tales and a chance to help animals at the same time–what could be better?

If you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty excited to send our hideous progeny out into the world.

Help us spread the word!


Are You Ready?

First we shook up Shakespeare.  Then we punked Poe. English class? We turned it upside down.  And now we’re back with a new anthology that will send chills down your spine.

The only question is: Are you ready?

Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk | Release Date: 5/31/2018 

Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk will be available (print and eBook) on May 31, 2018. If you’re brave enough, that is.

One Year Later

In the year since What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk hit (digital) shelves, Writerpunk Press has been been busy.

Donation to PAWs

In October, we made another donation to PAWS. We are so pleased that we will be funding 2 kennels for another year and we’re already looking forward to the next visit.


We’ve also heard back from some very satisfied readers. Our fans have had some very kind words for this volume:

When a book is SO GOOD you finish it and have to suppress the urge to go back and read it all over again, right away! I am constantly FLOORED by how well the Writerpunk group does its stories. So many excellent adaptations of beloved classics… Even the ones based on works I haven’t read were excellent stories in themselves! This anthology SHINES in its excellence, truly proving that stellar literature is indeed timeless.

Read more reviews on  Goodreads Amazon reviews are right here.  Many thanks to fans who have taken the time to let us know what they thought!

Next Anthology

The writers, editors, artists, and automatons behind Writerpunk Press are always working on something. Our next release will take on classic horrors. Due out in May 2018.

Coming Soon: English Class Goes Punk

The proof copy has arrived! We are checking that all the i’s are crossed and all the t’s are dotted. Wait, that can’t be right…

14 high school English class favorites reborn.
14 ‘punk versions you’ll have to read to believe!

What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk is the fourth book in the series of ‘punk stories (steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk and more) inspired by classic stories you likely read in high school English class.

As with all of our anthologies, all profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.

Happy Birthday to Writerpunk!

Our little band of punks began three years ago today. The group formed as a way to connect writers, readers, artists, and fans of punk fiction. But, not just any one genre. In the words of John Hawthorne, the founder of Writerpunk:

Since March 8, 2014, we have grown to over 650 members, launched a website, published three charity anthologies, won some awards, and–best of all–made several donations to PAWS, an animal shelter.

We would like to express deep thanks to our fans, friends, and family who have supported us. We’re proud of the past three years and are looking forward to what the future brings!

For more information, check us out on Facebook.

(We won’t mind. Really!)