Writers Ink Press, Writers Unlimited and its non-profit associate, Creative Happiness Institute, have undertaken a new project to publish books under the imprint SPLASH OF REDDylan Emerick-Brown will be editor and project director. Dr. David B. Axelrod, Writers Ink Press publisher, who is also Volusia County, Florida, Poet Laureate, will assist in the project.

Dylan is Head of the Department of English at Deltona High School, located in central Florida. His Splash of Red Press is the book-publishing arm of Howl, Deltona High School’s acclaimed student-run literary magazine. Howl is the first and only high school literary magazine to earn the distinction of being a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, and in 2017, was named by Literary Hub to be the “best high school lit mag in America.”

Students from Deltona High School will also act as interns/editors for the Splash of Red editions. They will also become of a part of Dr. Axelrod’s Young Poets Mentoring Program.

Two books are underway with the new collaboration, City Dwellersby Akpa Arinzechukwu, and A Black River, a Dark Fall, by William Doreski.

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Founded in 1976 by professor and poet Dr. David B. Axelrod, Writers Unlimited Agency, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 nonprofit with offices in Rocky Point, NY, Daytona Beach and Gainesville, Fla. In 2009, Dr. Axelrod’s son, Daniel Axelrod, a Mass Communications doctoral student at the University of Florida, became the organization’s president. Writers Unlimited Agency’s goals are: 

  • Educational — Teaching college courses in creative writing, poetry and journalism and holding educational workshops and seminars for the public.
  • Arts and Cultural — Promoting the arts by staging events such as poetry readings and lecture series with noted authors, media figures and publishing industry veterans.
  • Small Press — Publishing books, including nearly fifty titles of poetry, self-help and other arts titles.
  • Communications Services — Writing freelance magazine and newspaper articles and providing public relations consulting.  

Our subsidiaries are:

  • Writers Ink Press. Established in 1978 as our small press arm.
  • LIPS. Literary Independent Publishers Service. Formerly the Long Island Publishers Service, LIPS was established in 1990 as our international distribution arm to sell our own and other authors’ books.
  • UNS, Unlimited News Services. Provides freelance news stories, public relations consulting services and adjunct teaching and tutoring services.
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