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Nervous Ghost Press was inspired by a group of writers and artists (the Citizen Poets) that all share one belief: writing saves lives. 

Our Vision

All people deserve to experience the beauty of the arts.


Our Mission

Nervous Ghost Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing quality work regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality, or education. We believe that writing has the power to save lives—we've witnessed it. Art and trauma, the human experience, and our ability to gather those things and create something powerful is what we live for. Writing transcends our identities and brings strangers together, silences hate, and proves that we can create beauty from the ugly and the scary. Nervous Ghost Press promotes writing from the heart, we advocate for our communities, and we will always strive to be a champion for positivity, growth, and lasting change. We stand unapologetically against all hate and injustice and will never silence or demonize anyone on the basis of their beliefs, origins, or identities.

Through literary excellence, music, education, art, and media, Nervous Ghost Press exists to bring all of our immediate and extended communities together. We're looking for poems and stories that were written to save the life of the writer; raw, unadulterated, fearless. We seek established and emerging voices and hope to become a place to inspire, motivate, and provide a platform for otherwise marginalized people. Minority owned and operated, Nervous Ghost Press was created in 2019 by the community, for the community.


Nervous Ghost Press is a proud member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.
*All acquisitions, editing, design & formatting, and distribution are conducted in-house by the Nervous Ghost Press staff. 



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Kei has a very positive outlook on life and the world around her. She believes that even though the world can be a harsh and scary place, true beauty lies in nature. In the near future, Kei wants to travel the world and experience as much as she can.


Audio/ Video Engineer

Growing up in Compton, California, while trying to find his place in the world, Bryan realized his passion was audio. There’s no better way to remember something than to listen to sounds and have the melody carry your mind away. Expressing himself through auditory senses is what he loves and working through audio files is his life. To Bryan, if you can feel something, there’s a sound for that.

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After experimenting with art, music, and architecture, Matthew Mejia found his home in writing. Based in Los Angeles, CA he began Nervous Ghost Press with the fundamental idea that writing saves lives. He believes that all people deserve to experience the beauty and power of the arts. “Art unifies us, heals us, and saves us.” Matthew has, and will always, fight for the arts and his communities to illustrate that "our voices carry strength and power."



Born in New Jersey and raised in California, Dennis has spent most of his life traveling the world until settling down in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He is a lover of history, the arts, and people.

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