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“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” –Barry Lopez

Since 2012, The Wayfarer has been offering literature, interviews, and art with the intention to inspire our readers, enrich their lives, and highlight the power for agency and change-making that each individual holds. By our definition, a wayfarer is one whose inner-compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering. The Wayfarer’s mission as a publication is to foster a community of contemplative voices and provide readers with resources and perspectives that support them in their own journey.

Our Staff
L.M. Browning, Editor-in-Chief
Heidi Barr, Managing Editor
Theodore Richards, Editors
Eric D. Lehman, Editor
Amy Nawrocki, Editor
David K. Leff, Editor
Iris Graville, Editor
Frank Inzan Owen, Editor-at-Large
Jason Kirkey, Editor-at-Large
J.K. McDowell, Editor-at-Large
Kristen Williams, Staff Writer

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We are a Safe Space. Homebound Publications and its Division, Wayfarer Books, are a Queer-owned business. Across all our imprints, we are deeply invested in reading and publishing diverse voices spanning different religions, ethnicities, and marginalized communities. We strongly welcome submissions from writers within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities, writers living with a disability, writers living with refugee status . . . to name a few. Creative individuals from all backgrounds and communities should consider our press a safe space.

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Since 2012, The Wayfarer has been offering literature, interviews, and art with the intention to inspire our readers, enrich their lives, and highlight the power for agency and change-making that each individual holds.


Wayfarer Books

A Publisher of Eco Lit Since 2012.

Heidi Barr

Heidi Barr is a Minnesota based writer and wellness coach.

Connor Wolfe (L.M. Browning)

Connor L. Wolfe (they/them), TEDx Speaker and founder of Wayfarer Magazine, author of Drive Through the Night, and numerous other works under the pen name, L.M. Browning.