harlequin creature is a not-for-profit small press imprint founded by meghan forbes in new york in 2011. hc puts out hand-made periodical publications, chapbooks, and broadsides several times a year, and hosts literary events in cities across the united states.

hc is a collaborative platform that welcomes suggestions for cooperative publishing projects, and also pairs with a variety of public institutions to conduct innovative creative writing and art-making workshops. please browse our website for more information, and contact us with questions or ideas.

mission statement:

the lawful public objective of harlequin creature incorporated is to be an arts and literary imprint that provides a carefully curated format for artists, writers, and musicians to showcase their work. harlequin creature is an inclusive micro-press that seeks to center works in translation from underrepresented languages and by women-identifying authors. the nature of the publication, handmade and collaborative at all stages of production, encourages engagement by and with contributors. it is the intent of harlequin creature incorporated to facilitate art and literary production not only through its publication calendar, but by offering creative community workshops with partner institutions, as well as hosting various literary events in new york city and across the country. additionally, the harlequin creature collective is a yearly membership program that widens the circle of press participants via various interactive mail art projects.

board members: ian mclellan davis, meghan forbes, sherese francis, hannah pröbsting