Our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate the literary culture and community of the American Mid-South: all its paradoxes and contradictions, all the ways it gets us home.


Our History

Belle Point Press is a new regional small press founded in 2021 by Michael and Casie Dodd, a book-loving husband-and-wife team in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Raised in Eastern Oklahoma with roots older than living memory in the Natural State, we look forward to supporting new authors while connecting readers with the long thread of our region’s creative culture. We are a family-owned and -operated business, working from home with two young children. Belle Point Press is a proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).


Our Team

Casie Dodd: Editor/Publisher
Michael Dodd: Production Manager