Medusa’s Laugh Press is an independent literary press located in Wallingford, CT. We publish limited edition, hand bound books of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction. We officially launched operations in October 2011 with calls for two anthologies. We’ve published eight titles to date, and regularly have open calls for our next publication. Check our submissions page for our upcoming projects.

Æleen Frisch is the editor in chief of Medusa’s Laugh Press. She is a book artist and writer, as well as the author of several best-selling books on computer system administration and computational chemistry.

Ashley Smith is an associate editor. She evaluates submissions, works on marketing and makes books.

Lauryn Leonidas is an editorial intern. She created designs for the website and has evaluated submissions and constructed books.


Pattie Flint was previously an editor involved in all aspects of the press. She also designed our logo.

Lien Thi Bich Vu was previously an intern involved in the construction of books, and the designer of our current website.

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