Welcome to Hollowdeck Press

This is the site for Max Regan’s writing classes, editing services and for Hollowdeck Press, LLC.

Hollowdeck Press LLC is an independent, small literary press founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 1994. We are committed to sustaining, honoring, publishing and promoting creative work that investigates and expands the boundaries of prose, poetry, monologue, performance, spoken word, gender, identity, class, race, orientation, politics, physical ability and location. The Press invests in a very limited number of carefully chosen literary projects each year. We believe these vital projects start and sustain the conversations that change the way we live. Our projects for the next two years have already been selected, so we are not accepting queries or unsolicited submissions at this time.

bookstiedq1For over 25 years Max Regan, MFA has worked to create Sustainable Writing Guilds working with a diverse range of people who are dedicated to the art of living as well as the art of writing. These communities are committed to awakening the curiosity and passion of those who love to write, creating honest, skillful and non-competitive learning environments where writers support one another in bringing their work to life. The foundation of these grassroots writing guilds is our desire to meet you where you are as a writer. Writing is a practice as well as a craft and we encourage each individual to uncover the wisdom imbedded in their own imagination and experience. Writers must be willing to write in response to and in conversation with the world around them and to find the unique work that honors their own voice. We believe that fearlessness, honesty, community, hard work and a big whopping sense of humor are the things that sustain the writing life. We believe that life is way too short to not write what wants and needs to be written.

Hollowdeck Press LLC sponsors Writing Guilds for working writers in Boulder, Colorado, Maryland and Houston, Texas. We offer a variety of classes: on-going weekly classes, weekend classes, one-day classes, free classes, intensive labs, visiting artist seminars, on-line distance workshops and museum classes. We engage writers working in any genre: from memoirs to stories, novels to experimental texts and full manuscripts to the single, well-crafted poem. Max also offers private coaching sessions for writers who prefer to work one-on-one and content editing for those preparing manuscripts and texts for publication. For writers who have a passion for travel, we offer annual two-week writing journeys to the city of Prague in the Czech Republic, and to the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

If you would like to be added to or removed from our mailing and email list, please contact us. Our mailing list is never used for anything other than Hollowdeck and literary arts notices, and, needless to say, it is never for sale.