Sunnyoutside was founded as an online literary journal by Publisher David McNamara in Seattle, Washington in November of 2000. In the autumn of 2004, desiring to return to the print medium, plans were made to relaunch sunnyoutside as an independent press in Somerville, Massachusetts. After nearly a year of planning and preparations, our first sale was made on May 5, 2005, just preceding McNamara's graduation from Emerson College's Certificate in Publishing graduate program. In August 2007 the press relocated to Buffalo, New York.
We are members of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, the Fine Press Book Association, the Letterpress Guild of New England, and the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative, where McNamara serves on the advisory board.
Many of our titles have been purchased and archived by the University of Pittsburgh, the University at Buffalo, and Yale University. Most of our poetry titles are also archived at the Poets House (New York, New York).
Our books have been adopted for course study by Adelphi University, Carroll University, Kirtland Community College, Lakeland College, St. Johns University, and Widener University.
View a map of bookstores that carry our titles.
David McNamara holds a BA in English Language from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a graduate Certificate in Publishing from Emerson College. Additionally, he has studied poetry at Long Island University, Ohio State University, Wroxton College (United Kingdom), and The Poets' House (Ireland).
We have a range of in-house resources, including two presses (a Kelsey Excelsior and a Craftsmen Superior), two Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers (one color), and a Canon photo printer. We also work closely with other printers and binderies to competitively outsource work.
We are available for hire for a wide range of work, from letterpress printing to budget consulting. For more information, please visit www.sunnyoutside.com/cloudy.