Welcome to the online home of Paper Trail Press!
The idea behind Paper Trail Press is to publish books, both fiction and non-fiction, that reflect the places the author has been, the experiences they’ve had, and the “paper trail” that makes them who they are.
In 2013, while still just an idea, the opportunity to bring to press a book featuring the equine photography of Juliet R. Harrison paired with a collection of writing about life in the world of Thoroughbred racing from the people who know and love it.
That first publication, Track Life: Images and Words, was published as a limited-edition run in November of 2013.
It was a fitting first publication for Paper Trail, as Ms. Harrison shared her experience of the racetrack and the racehorse that is seldom seen from the grandstand or clubhouse, an experience that has shaped the way she sees, and show us, that world. Capturing the moments before, and the breaths in between, she lets her audience in on the secret that binds so many to the horse and the racetrack life.
Complementing the photographs are the words of twenty-two contributing writers, each with their own relationship with the horse or the track. The voices in Track Life include New York Times bestselling author Carol Goodman, award-winning author and playwright Nina Sheingold, noted journalist and poet Mikhail Horowitz, and prominent Thoroughbred owner and philanthropist Marylou Whitney.
Now with some distance from from our first publication, Paper Trail Press is ready to re-launch and accepting submissions.
Please visit our Submissions page for information on what we’re looking for and how to submit.