Under her Judith Kitchen Selects imprint, Judith Kitchen invited nonfiction writers to join her in her collective Ovenbird venture. The goal was to introduce readers to the many facets of nonfiction and to establish a standard of excellence.
Designed to give distinctive voices a place in the growing tradition, this imprint was positioned in the new ground between self-publishing and a traditional press. Kitchen selected, assessed, and introduced the world to five vastly different writers. The authors then had freedom of design, promotion, and marketing.
Collectively, these books make a statement about the subtle experiments that continue to open new possibilities in the field of contemporary creative nonfiction.
After Kitchen’s death, the series ended, but Ovenbird continues to publish new writers.