About Us

Little Curlew is an independent literary press. We publish big lit — fearless works with a strong ecological undercurrent, including place-based eco-fiction, environmental nonfiction, and environmental journalism.

Our namesake is a small, bold shorebird that travels one of the longest migration routes. We strive to sustain forests. A portion of proceeds from books sold go to Eco-Libris, which works with organizations to plant trees.  We use Ingram’s Print on Demand, which has a strong chain of custody in using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products. All of our titles are also available in eBook formats.

Little Curlew Press’s mission is to:

  • -Publish eco-themed books, including but not limited to environmental fiction, nonfiction and journalism of the highest literary quality, that should have a stake in the marketplace.
  • -Encourage talented writers by giving them the chance to showcase their work.
  • -Publish and promote well-written and thoughtful literature.
  • -Encourage conversation on environmental issues.



We know and love books. At least two editors read every single submission that Little Curlew Press receives. Here’s a little about us and our genres of interest:


Roger Real Drouin / Founder & Executive Editor

Area of Interest: Fiction

Roger’s short stories have been published, or are forthcoming, in the journals Potomac Review, The MacGuffin, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pindeldyboz, Pif Magazine, and elsewhere. His debut novel No Other Way was published May 2012 by Moonshine Cove Publishing. His recent essays and articles have appeared in Grist.org, The Atlantic, Sugar Mule, EarthSpeak Magazine and The Explicator. Roger completed his MFA in creative writing at Florida Atlantic University. One of his favorite hobbies is to get almost lost way out in the woods. Some of his nature photography and environmental writing can be found on his blog.


Rachel Gomez / Acquisitions Manager & Associate Editor

Areas of Interest: Nonfiction and Environmental Journalism

Rachel has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist. Most recently, her writing has appeared in the Business Observer, Miami Living and The Real Deal. Among the companies for which she has done freelance work is Digital Storyline LLC, where she used Facebook, Twitter and blogs to tell the stories of the company’s non-profit clients. At SRQ Media Group’s SRQ Magazine, she covered the real estate, finance, and banking beat, later reporting on city and county government happenings. Rachel also worked in New York City for the Charlie Rose Show, arriving just in time to help cover the 2008 Presidential election and the financial market crash. She is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.

Mary Ann Hogan / Reader & Editor

Area of Interest: Nonfiction, including Memoir

Mary Ann teaches writing at Palm Beach State College. She has also taught at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where she received her MFA in creative nonfiction in 2013. Before FAU, she was a longtime journalist and newsroom writing coach. For six years, she was a features correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous other newspapers and magazines. She loves dogs. She raises ducks. She cooks. She does not cook the ducks. Her creative work has appeared in the literary journal Memoir (and) and other publications. She maintains a blog, My Father’s Notebooks, a visual complement to the book she has just completed, The Hurricane Notebooks. She wants to see your great nonfiction!

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Patricia Nunez / Business Development Specialist & Editor

Area of Interest: Fiction

Patricia is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School, where she received a B.S. in Journalism and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing and Communications. By day she leads digital strategy development and implementation for an international private health insurance company. By night she is a voracious reader, and the host of Root Bud & Fruit, a literary society and inter-industry networking group. Prior to her current endeavors, she worked in the area of digital public affairs in Washington D.C. and as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, SunSentinel.com, El Nuevo Sentinel, ThinkGlink.com and Univision.com. Patricia is an avid yoga practitioner and an urban advocate. She chooses to live and play in Miami’s Design District.


Sandy / Office Assistant



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Colleen Cummins

Colleen Cummins is a freelance multimedia journalist based in West Oakland, Calif., and does book trailers for Little Curlew Press. Colleen spent several years as a newspaper shooter for the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, Calif. She also is a co-producer for Open Show SF Bay Area, a monthly photo and video showcase, where the audience can hear the story behind the story. She graduated with a Journalism degree from San Francisco State University in 2008, where she was a multimedia producer as well as a multimedia photo editor for San Francisco State’s online publication Golden Gate Xpress. She was a 2007 Chips Quinn Scholar. For more, check out Colleen’s website.


Kaitlin Atmore

Kaitlin is a lowly copy editor who has an affinity for written words. She is unsatisfied by the present state of today’s literature and everyday-speech so she’s on a mission to purge writing of wordy clutter (and she likes to fix semi-colons and dashes while she’s at it, too). Kaitlin has a B.A. in Communications from Moody Bible Institute. While she was a student she worked as the school newspaper’s editor-in-chief for two years. Since graduating she took up a bookkeeping day job and has kept her hand in editing through various projects in her free time. When she’s not crunching numbers or tweaking commas, Kaitlin can be found reading…grammar books? Or trying to find someone to play Monopoly with. Or thinking about the blog she never updates.