The Two Letters books were our first two books (if we’re not counting zines and other types of do-it-yourself bindings), and right out of the gate we were lucky to publish a lot of great work.
On the writing front, we met Weston Cutter (You’d Be a Stranger, Too), who at the time was already a Boston Review of Fiction place winner (and is now a multiple Pushcart nominee); Cem Ozturk, an amazing travel writer who worked with Lonely Planet and others (and appears in both volumes); novelist, screenwriter, musician, and critic James Greer (Artificial Light and The Failure); author and journalist Tod Goldberg (Fake Liar Cheat and Living Dead Girl); and many other great writers whose names you may or may not know yet.
On the art front, there are frankly too many known and lauded names to count. If you don’t know their names, rest assured: you have certainly seen their work. But a short list: Josh Cochran, Brendan Monroe, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Mel Kadel, and the incomparable Travis Millard.