Pinchpenny Press

“I washed thy face, but more defects I saw, And rubbing off a spot still made a flaw.” — Anne Bradstreet

About five times a year the Pinchpenny Press (PPP) editorial board publishes chapbook-size books written by Goshen College students, faculty members or friends of the college. Normally published in editions of 100, the books are sold primarily on campus for $3 to $8 each. The Pinchpenny editorial committee consists of two GC English department faculty and five students including the Horswell Fellow.

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Stories of a Morning Glory by Sara Klassen

Pearl of Wisdom by Liz Reese

That One Time, When My Life Fell Apart by Annabeth Tucker

Faculty advisers are Skip Barnett (carleb) and Patrick Mello (pmello)

Pinchpenny Press books are:

  • of high literary quality.
  • low priced, so all can afford to enjoy them.
  • printed and bound with at-hand resources.
  • attractive in their visual design and illustration.
  • published using volunteer student labor.
  • written and sold with the author’s involvement in all stages of
    the publishing process.

The most widely sold Pinchpenny Press books include:

  • Lon Sherer, Practicing: A Liturgy of Learning.
  • Cynthia Hockman, Returning Home.
  • Don Marquis, The Search for Buddy Bolden, First Man of Jazz.
  • J. Lawrence Burkholder, Sum and Substance.
  • Vic Stoltzfus, Church-Affiliated Higher Education.
  • Kyle Schlabach, The Cow in Science Hall and Other Goshen College
    Folklore
    .