Forbidden Peaks

Forbidden Peak Press is a small press based in Hanover, New Hampshire. We focus on finding and publishing emerging writers, poets and travelers who use their language to add depth and understanding to our lives, and who demonstrate an affinity for the written word.  We look for work which is both inspiring and technically sound. Writing that leaves a lasting impression and delivers a strong, approachable message is preferred.


Editor in Chief

Matthew Nolan

       Matthew Nolan is a 27-year-old major of English and Classics at Dartmouth College and a veteran of the United States Marines Corps. He is from Seattle, Washington, and has family spread out in the Greater Seattle Area. He wrote his first poem while on deployment in Afghanistan and was later inspired to begin submitting his work by his college professors. He is the founder of Forbidden Peak Press and hopes to continue to grow its impact on the world of literature and language.  He has work forthcoming in So it Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. 









Editorial Board:

Poetry: Matthew Nolan

Prose: Gabriel Snashall

       Gabriel B. Snashall is a student at Wesleyan University and a founding member of the Forbidden Peak editorial board as the prose editor. With a background in creative fiction and policy writing, Gabriel is an ardent environmentalist, future forest ecologist and mediator of conflicts among his lovely girlfriend’s three opinionated, but equally as adorable, cats—Ollie, Cooper, and Ellie.

Travel: Joshua Scott


          Joshua Scott studies sociocultural anthropology at Columbia University and is a founding member of the Forbidden Peak editorial board as the travel editor. Prior to returning to school, he was a first responder in the Seattle area. He enjoys ethnographic poetry and exploring post-soviet states.




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