Tattered Press

Home of Tea & Tattered Pages


A conversation among poets, artists, scientists, and philosophers on experience and the nature of being, Tea & Tattered Pages publishes delicate, yet strong creations that evoke wonder, curiosity and engagement with the phenomenal world.

We are inspired by a now-closed secondhand English bookstore and tea room in Paris, France.


This project has been a long time in the making. In 2005, my friend Kim and I rented a third-floor walk-up on Rue de Bac in the 7th Arrondissement in Paris. Unbeknownst to us, it was an expensive neighborhood well beyond our financial capabilities.

Aching for a book written in English (since our French was terrible), we stumbled upon a secondhand English bookstore near the Luxembourg Gardens. Dusty, water-damaged books lined the walls, prices were subject to change, and in the back was a tea room, which held a James Joyce book club every Wednesday night. In love with its quaint atmosphere and reminiscent of my time living with my Aunty and Uncle in England (where my favorite time of day was Afternoon Tea), we began a blog where we reviewed books, paired them with different teas, and conversed about everything from the nature of Spirit to the shape of things.

Now, over a decade later, the project has blossomed into a small press that not only publishes work by new and emerging writers, but converses and engages with the community through workshops and a live podcast series. We are a proud member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). 


Amanda Ngoho Reavey
Founder & Managing Editor

Poets, Collaborators, Volunteers & Magic Makers
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson • Alicia Cahalane Lewis • Winslow McCagg • Luisa A. Igloria • Jay Besemer • Tim Armentrout • j/j hastain • Eileen Tabios • Andrew Schelling • Sylvia Cavanaugh • Kimberly Jenkins • Joseph Braun • J'Lyn Chapman • Maureen Owen • Annie Grizzle • Kristina Gordon • Sarah Richards Graba • Irene Suico Soriano • Marie Scarles • Ira Sukrungruang • Karen An-Hwei Lee • Soham Patel • Teresa Carmody • Sara Veglahn • Linda Saccoccio • Vivian Wagner • Freesia McKee • Lené Gary • Majda Talal Gama • Christina M. Rau • Hannah Kezema •   

Advisory Committee
Mary Reavey • Addi Strasser • Annie Grizzle • Meaghan Owens • Sam Pekarske

Thank you for entrusting us with your work! Please read the Submission Guidelines here.