Lisa Kastner, founder of Running Wild LLC, is on a mission to change the literary world one unique story at a time. With Running Wild Press, Kastner publishes stories that push boundaries and engage readers, stories that don’t fit neatly into the traditional publishing world. With RIZE, Kastner focuses on publishing genre stories written by people of color and other underrepresented groups, bringing their voices to the forefront of the literary world.
For too long, the publishing industry has been dominated by a narrow set of norms, favoring certain genres, voices, and styles over others. This has left countless incredible stories untold, and countless voices unheard. But Kastner is challenging this status quo with Running Wild LLC, bringing to market stories that might have otherwise been overlooked, ignored, or rejected.
Running Wild Press publishes stories that don’t fit neatly into a box, that push boundaries and surprise readers. These are the stories that break through, that engage readers on a deeper level, that challenge traditional norms and conventions. With Running Wild Press, Kastner is bringing to market stories that might not have found a home with traditional publishers, but that resonate deeply with readers.
But Kastner’s commitment to elevating underrepresented voices doesn’t stop there. With RIZE, Kastner is focused on publishing genre stories written by people of color and other underrepresented groups. Less than 5% of the fiction published in North America between 1950 and 2018 was written by people of color, leaving a huge opportunity to better represent the cultures and ethnicities represented within North America.
Through RIZE, Kastner is bringing to market genre stories that might not have found a home with traditional publishers, stories that represent a diverse array of voices and perspectives. By doing so, Kastner is helping to create a more inclusive and representative literary world, one that reflects the full range of human experiences and perspectives.
Running Wild LLC is challenging traditional norms and elevating underrepresented voices by publishing unique and diverse stories that might not have found a home with traditional publishers. Through Running Wild Press and RIZE, Kastner is bringing to market stories that push boundaries, engage readers, and challenge traditional conventions. By doing so, Kastner is helping to create a more inclusive and representative literary world, one where all voices can be heard and all stories can be told.