Founded in 1975, Yoknapatawpha Press is a southern regional small press which publishes works by southern writers. It is owned and operated by co-publishers and editors, Dean Faulkner Wells and Lawrence Wells. To inquire about submissions, send query letter with stamped and self-addressed envelope. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Yoknapatawpha Press is named for William Faulkner's fictional county, Yoknapatawpha, from the Chickasaw word meaning "gentle water."