About Unlikely Books

Unlikely Books is a boutique publisher that produces three to five books, mostly poetry books by a single author, per year.

Unlikely Books was founded in 2005 as an offshoot of Unlikely Stories, a web-magazine of literature, art, and social criticism. Unlikely Stories was founded in 1998 by Jonathan Penton, and has been running under his guidance more-or-less continuously since then.

Check out the mission statement and submission guidelines of Unlikely Stories, or the mission statement of Unlikely Books.


Unlikely Books are available through Amazon and other online retailers.