The Woven Tale Press, the premier online hub for literature and visual arts, brings together notable artists and writers seeking to share their work more broadly with communities actively in quest of unique voices and compelling perspectives.

Maya Kuvaja

Inspired by the literary movement Magical Realism, Maya Kuvaja’s storytelling paintings explore the way we perceive and construct our own realities. Her work invites deeply personal interpretations of her complex and mysterious narratives.

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Catherine Eaton Skinner

Catherine Eaton Skinner divides her time creating mixed media works between two studios in Seattle and Santa Fe, both built fifteen years ago.

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The Paper Wall

“The Wall, whatever its color, its latitude and its substance, material or mental, is a diabolic idea: besides keeping out the unwanted, it imprisons those inside.” Behind the scenes of Francesca Fini’s THE PAPER WALL installation.

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Reflections by Tillie Olsen

“What matters to me is the kind of soil in which people have, out of which they have to grow, and the kind of climate around them.” Prose editor DeWitt Henry shares his highlights from a transcribed recording of Tillie Olsen’s reading at Emerson College in 1974.

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Susan Cantrick

“In search of the intelligibility that is possible within painting’s sub-linguistic space, I’ve experimented freely with diverse techniques and media, a hybrid practice favoring a stylistic eclecticism that can belie its coherent underpinnings.”

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Robert B. Shaw

“My aim is to make my formal devices seem naturally connected to my subject, no matter how calculated the interweaving comes to be in the later stages of writing.” WTP poet Robert B. Shaw speaks with Sara London.

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Kathy Ferguson

On Kathy Ferguson's website, you’ll find several series of whimsical, colorful, and organic compositions of surreal and imaginary worlds that she describes as “more illusionary than authentic; places more commonly found in dreams than reality.” 

Inside the Studio

Krista Harris

For Krista Harris, her studio is her safe space. There she can breath and focus without interruption. See inside her renovated log-cabin studio in Bayfield, Colorado, and behind the process of creating her abstract paintings.


By Paul-Émile Rioux

Landcut: pigment print on archival paper square: up to 60” x 60”

See his work in May’s issue of The Woven Tale Press



“The Woven Tale Press is quickly becoming a mecca for writers and artists and those who understand the essential middle ground between the two.”

Beth Kephart, author of Tell The Truth. Make it Matter.

“Even more compelling than its gorgeous layout and sumptuous production quality, is the editorial aesthetic of The Woven Tale Press. Brilliant visual and literary art is presented with exquisite sensitivity. These pages are saturated with color and filled with intoxicating stories and poems. The Woven Tale Press offers genuine art: original, provocative, raw.

Sari Friedman, author

“I love The Woven Tale Press. It’s a neat little journal curating the best of contemporary art and literature.”

— Claire Meadows, poet and Editor-in-Chief/Founder of After Nyne Magazine

“Discovering The Woven Tale Press was like finding a sparkling gem in the ‘cybershere sandbox.’ It’s presentation of visual and literary arts is a treasure trove of creativity.  It is such a wonderful opportunity for those of us looking to join the creative conversation, and to learn from others.”

Carolyn Land, multi-medium artist

“You know that bad feeling you have when you think of all of the great art and writing that are bypassing your attention, escaping your notice?  Now we have The Woven Tale Press, one last Hail Mary Pass to catch, one last chance to get the best of what’s about to be missed, and I’m grateful.”

Beth Ann Fennelly, Mississippi Poet Laureate

“What strikes me about The Woven Tale Press is the way themes appear in each issue, without ever being named. The editors are clever and subtle with their juxtapositions of written and visual imagery, so that you have no choice but to make new connections between the works.”

Paula Goldman, photographer

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