'Thraka'' was founded in Larisa, in May of 2013 by a group of young writers following the 1st Panthessalian Poetry Festival, which was later established as an institution and an annual gathering of Thessalian poets and guests from all over Greece. The publishers of ''Thraka'' are Thanos Gogos (Magazine) and Stathis Intzes (Publishing). Around the time the first issue was released, "Thraka" launched the publishing house of the same name in response to the increasing literary output and the need for new writers to reach a wider public. Until now "Thraka" has published over 50 books, including poetry, short stories, translations and novels. Our goal is to select and publish works which meet our aesthetic and literary criteria.
In addition to its print issues,its publishing activity and the annual planning of the Panthessalian Festival, "Thraka" (www.thraka.com) runs a website which is daily updated and in most cases includes material different to the print version and frequently hosts presentations of books, magazines and writers in Larissa and the rest of Greece. These events often include various art forms, such as theatrical, musical and dance performances.
The publishers and the contributors of Thraca belong to the new literary generation of Greece.Many notable and award-winning new writers collaborate with Thraka. Finally, one of the mains goals of Thraka for the forseeable future is to facilitate communication and interaction between young writers from all over the world, who are the future of literature.
A small private apartment located in the centre of Larissa serves as the residency for guests in Larissa, by courtesy of Thanos Gogos. During the summer the residents will also stay at the campus of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly.