MIEL is a small press, which I began in a spare room in the house where I lived in England in 2010. The first publications MIEL produced were issues of the literary journal 111O, which I intended to be a ten-issue journal. (Issue ten came out in fall 2017, after which the journal ceased publication.) These issues were followed by chapbooks beginning in fall 2011. All told, MIEL has published thirty volumes of work by writers from all over the world.
Building MIEL from the ground up has given me thousands of hours of experience in book design, bookbinding, editing, proofreading, marketing, and running a small business. I have been lucky to work with co-editors on several projects, and with volunteer readers (and one intern), who have more than likely borne the brunt of my learn-as-you-go methods.
MIEL is still alive—but it’s in deep dormancy as of fall 2017. An anthology titled [ s o f t ] is still planned for the future. You can watch this site for information, and find out about the artists and writers who’ve allowed me to make physical artifacts to hold their work.