Our Vision

Creative expression drives our mission to offer literary and academic resources to all, but equity, inclusion, and integrity holds it together. We believe that the landscape of publishing is at a critical point. Many spaces are still dominated by singular narratives that do not reflect the tapestry of voices that exist in our society.

As a result the work of women, LGBT+, people of color, nonbinary folks, neurodiverse individuals, and those with disabilities, continue to be undervalued. The Hellebore Press aims to bring these perspectives and narratives to the forefront by showcasing an eclectic range of work that is reflective of the global human experience.

The Hellebore Press is a Blaxican & Femme owned organization that is operated by family. We are 100% independent. Our esteemed publisher, Denise Nichole, distributes, packages, and ships all chapbooks & merchandise. We partner with a local printer and global artists to create high quality goods. We are passionate about giving back to our community and are always seeking ethical and inclusive ways to grow.

Meet the Staff

Denise Nichole, Editor in Chief & Publisher

Denise Nichole (she/her), MFA, is the Editor in Chief of The Hellebore Press and Founder of HUES Foundation- two organizations that amplify the literary and artistic expression of underrepresented writers, poets, and artists. Denise currently resides and teaches in Sacramento, CA with her partner of eleven years. She enjoys lo-fi R&B, photography, and the art of charcuterie boards. As an award winning essayist and poet, Denise Nichole remains committed to youth empowerment, educational activism, mental health advocacy, and immigrant rights.

Angel Camarena, Managing Editor

Angel Camarena (they/them) is a storyteller, healer, and friend. They are a proud Black Latine creative that is continually enraptured with the healing magic of art. Angel desires to make storytelling more accessible to individuals and communities that are healing from various  forms of trauma. They earned their M.S. in Global Medicine at the Keck USC School of Medicine and are passionate about the power of narrative in illness and wellbeing.

Rachel Andrews, Reader

Rachel Andrews (she/her) is a Brit with a Californian accent residing in Conroe, Texas. She enjoys reading, watching films, and spending time with her family and animals. She also loves learning how to cook culturally diverse cuisines.