Micro, but mighty

Common Meter Press is a micro-press in the Pacific Northwest with big plans for small books (and zines and other things).


The Press

We publish poetry that sounds like music, and music that sounds like poetry. From books to zines to songbooks and more, we have big plans for small books.

About the Press
Collection of Kathryn Hemman zines


The Distro

We've handpicked our favorite handmade books and zines from independent writers and creators.

Shop the Distro

Work with Us


Currently, our press is by invitation only. However, we'd love to talk about your zine or art project that might be a good fit for the distro.

Contact Us

About us

Meredith and Andrew founded Common Meter Press while working on their first record together. Media and startup alums, the pair decided to launch a press to support like-minded artists and writers facing the challenges of launching creative work.

About Meredith:
Meredith Smith is a creative writing MFA dropout whose work somehow has appeared in literary magazines, punk mags, craft blogs and more. Her degree is not in Creative Writing.

About Andrew:

Andrew Musselman was raised in rural Illinois near St Louis, and central Pennsylvania. He has lived in New York, France, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, and Oregon.