Meet our team!
POLLY ALICE MCCANN
At the heart and soul of Flying Ketchup, Press ® is our managing editor, Polly Alice McCann, who is responsible for the direction of each publication process and who makes sure our authors receive ongoing support. Polly is an author, artist, and illustrator with a passion for helping creatives reach a wider audience with their work. Her family has been in the book business in the Kansas City area since the 1970s. She received her MFA in writing from Hamline University with an emphasis in short fiction and poetry. Polly Alice has been published internationally in journals like Naugatuck River Review, arc24, 356 days, and elsewhere. She credits much of her creative work from her research on the creative writing process that won her the 2014 Ernest Hartmann award from the International Association for the Study of Dreams from Berkeley, CA. As a poetry editor since 2018, she’s seen her poets gain awards and new audiences for their work. About publishing she says, "Isn't it time to create a new 21st-century publishing model that works for today's writers and artists? It's time to catch up."