April Gloaming Publishing is a nonprofit, independent press that aims to capture and identify the Southern soul, Southern art, and Southern voice by both emerging and established Southern authors and artists. We hold events that bring Southern communities together around the necessary art of literature. Beyond this, we strengthen Southern communities by offering paid opportunities and internships for local professionals to aid in the publication process, such as freelance editing, graphic design, marketing, social media, and art/illustrations to accompany our titles. We also curate and publish the literary and arts journal, Waxing & Waning, which publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, graphic stories (comics), screenplays, plays, and short films that “bathe in the light of the moon.” It is our mission to amplify the South’s necessary voices and vault them to a large audience. In a world where Southern art and writing is largely marginalized, we aim to capture the ever-evolving Southern identity and voice, one that we claim is much more than the South’s stigma–one that is inclusive, open, equal–yet its hands still calloused by the land.