Welcome to Dzanc Books!
Shortly after opening our doors in 2006, Dzanc Books was hailed as “the future of publishing” in a December 2007 Publishers Weekly article. A fully invested publishing house with distribution through Consortium, Dzanc Books is committed to not only publishing great works, but promoting our authors through print and online media, via author tours, and an exploration of audio/visual media. In our first few years, Dzanc authors have been reviewed everywhere both in print and online including the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Believer, Time Out New York, NewPages, Bookslut, Mid-American Review, American Book Review, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Publishers Weekly, Rain Taxi, Elle Magazine, Vanity Fair and numerous others. With award winning authors such as Josip Novakovich, Laura van den Berg and Hesh Kestin, coupled with great emerging writers like Sean McGrady, Eugene Cross, and Jac Jemc, Dzanc is excited to present the best and the brightest authors writing today.
As of 2008, Dzanc has also begun imprint relationships with other established independent publishers. These publishers continue to run editorially as they did previously, however they now have the publicity and distribution support of Dzanc Books. Along with our own titles, 2008 saw Dzanc publish the first books from Black Lawrence Press and OV Books, with extraordinary works by authors such as Allison Amend, Billy Lombardo, Tod Goldberg, and Louella Bryant. 2010 saw the addition of books from Keyhole Press including Matt Bell’s highly regarded debut story collection, and 2011 sees the addition of Starcherone Books with titles from Stacey Levine, Joshua Cohen, Alissa Nutting and Sarah Falkner, as well as a cutting edge anthology of 30 Writers Under 30. Between Dzanc and the four imprints we publish novels, short story collections, poetry collections, works in translation, non-fiction, and chapbooks in both print and eBook form.
Dzanc also funds three literary journals: The Collagist, a monthly appearing online that contains fiction, poetry, essays, novel excerpts and book reviews; Monkeybicycle, a bi-annual print journal of both fiction and poetry; and Absinthe: New European Writing, a bi-annual print journal of writing and art stemming from Europe.
As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Dzanc Books not only publishes amazing books, but works to champion literature and writing in the schools, and is fully committed to developing educational programs. Dzanc funds and runs workshops and Writer-in-Residence programs in several cities, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and New York. Dzanc has also set up a low-cost writing instruction program for beginning and emerging writers by connecting them with accomplished authors through the innovative Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions. Dzanc also sponsors the Dzanc Prize for community service, and works in partnership with literary journals to advance their readership at every level. Dzanc has organized the Disquiet International Literary Program, a writing conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. Dzanc creates internship opportunities for students looking to gain valuable experience in independent publishing. With a full vision for our future, both as publishers and as leaders in the community, Dzanc is excited about what we can do to continue bringing great books to wider audiences while inspiring generations of readers to come.