Welcome to Moonshine Review Press

Home of moonShine review, our prose & photography bi-annual journal

and Kakalak, our poetry and art annual contest and anthology

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About the Press


The press began eighteen years ago, first producing moonShine review and individuals’ poetry collections, then expanding to include other types of publications and formally becoming Moonshine Review Press.

Early on, we focused on creative prose and photography, through the publication of the bi-annual journal moonShine review, seeing this as an untapped niche in the region. Since, we have published—or helped get published—writers of practically every genre, from novels, short story, and poetry collections to spiritual guidebooks, memoirs, and historical documentaries.

Last year, Moonshine Review Press added Kakalak Anthology of Poets and Artists to our published journals, thus growing our press. The contest for Kakalak 2022 is already in the works, even as we celebrate the Kakalak 2021 issue with in-person and Zoom readings. And, after a successful inaugural Zoom reading in January, we want to continue virtual moonShine review readings for future issues.

It’s important to note that everyone involved in this press volunteers their time. Why? Because we love the arts and are passionate about the written word. Book sales and contest fees cover the costs of contest awards and printing our next publication, when we’re lucky.

Keep Writing. Keep Sharing.
Anne M. Kaylor


  1. AWESOME great website, Anne! I’m so excited about ALL of the plates you’re spinning in the air these days! Looking forward to your new publishing endeavors AND the Kakalak readings! WooooHoooo!!! Best wishes always! in joy!

  2. Thank you, Anne, and all your volunteers. I hope a Kakalak reading will be take place in western NC where I can attend. Thanks so much for your dedication to the literary world.

  3. Let me know how to order the latest editions of Kakalak? Thanks–
    — Bob Cumming (robertpcumming@gmail.com)

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