Mission Statement

Encircle Publications' mission is the brisk and continuous growth to a robust catalog of trade fiction mystery titles, and other popular genres, including poetry. We seek to craft a diverse catalog from established successful authors in a variety of formats that readers will want to return to and select from again and again.

We believe in a culture that encourages independent growth through education and training, and we provide the support to help foster that environment. We affirm our commitment to maintaining a culture where the thoughts, personal goals, and ideas of all employees are heard and respected. We also affirm a commitment to our authors as partners in our success.

We believe in building a company that always engages our sense of excitement for great stories and great writing. We seek to preserve our love of challenge and growth so that we’re always delivering quality books by authors that people love to read.

Core Staff

Eddie Vincent

Eddie Vincent
Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications LLC, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for over thirty years. His expertise is in complete book production. Eddie serves on the board of Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE). Along with the duties of Encircle Publication’s book publishing arm Eddie is also available to consult with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life.


Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, publisher/editor of the Aurorean poetry journal since 1995, holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and an AA in Social Sciences (Quincy College, MA, where she served as an editor of Stepping Stone and a member of Phi Theta Kappa). As well, she studied English at Bridgewater State College in MA. Cynthia serves as the Lead and Acquisitions Editor for Encircle Publications.

A Pushcart Prize nominated and award-winning poet, Cynthia has had over 100 poems published in such journals as Avocet, Decanto (United Kingdom), frogpond, Yankee, and Ibbetson Street; in her chapbooks, Questions About Home, and the 95 Poems; and in the online journals, Mannequin Envy, The Orange Room Review, The Penman Review, Pirene’s Fountain and others. Her nonfiction and poetry appear abroad. In 2001, she co-founded the Tidepool Poets of Plymouth, MA. Cynthia has judged poetry locally, regionally and nationally for such contests as the Writer’s Digest annual writing competition. Her co-edited anthology, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) was named “One of 100 Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers magazine.


Elizabeth Berry-MacKenney

Elizabeth Berry MacKenney has been designing book covers for over 15 years, and has been in the design field for several more. She earned her BFA in Photography at the Portland School of Art (now MECA) in 1991, and her MFA in Media Design at Full Sail University in 2010.

Beth has held many in-house design positions, and is the owner/operator of berrygraphics – graphic design services.

She’s a Maine kid who’s lived in some cool places (like the U.P. of Michigan and Juneau, Alaska), a Mom to two extraordinary people (Connor and Maddie), Wife to one extraordinary Scott MacKenney, BFF to her chocolate lab Molly, and Landlord to six cats.

Beth is also a licensed Maine Whitewater Raft Guide, a part time treeworker with Second Nature Tree Service, a self professed aquaholic, and an otherwise hyperactive person who prefers to be outdoors.

Our story

The seeds of Encircle Publications were sown in the State of Massachusetts. Our owners Cynthia Brackett-Vincent and Eddie Vincent are originally from Falmouth, and Plymouth, respectively. Cynthia began her journey by starting founding the Aurorean poetry journal there. Twenty years later the Aurorean is now known and hailed as “New England’s premier independent poetry journal.” Eddie started out in a family newspaper business, and then became an art director for a small publishing house. Fifteen or so years ago when that publishing house was sold to Thorndike Press of Waterville, Maine, the Vincents packed their bags and made the move north. After a few years of working for Thorndike Press as their art director, Eddie became an independent contractor to Thorndike press and other smaller publishers. Quickly realizing that their talents, experience, and collaborative efforts might come together beautifully, the Vincents joined forces and built a flourishing poetry publishing house, and continued to grow the publishing service side of the company to include service to independent authors.

In late 2016 Encircle Publications discovered an opportunity to work with an established group of successful published mystery authors and started the process of re-branding itself to reflect a new venture into trade fiction publishing with a focus on the mystery and historical fiction genres.

Along with our recent expansion into trade fiction Encircle retains its services arm and continues to be a complete one stop shop for an independent author who needs the full package—editing, layout and cover design, printing, marketing materials, and basic author website development.