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5220 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Dzanc Books is nonprofit press specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. In addition to publishing activities, Dzanc Books also supports the Disquiet International Literary Program.

Dzanc Staff

Dzanc Staff

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Steven Gillis – Founder and Publisher EMERITUS

Steven Gillis is the author of the upcoming novel, Benchere in Wonderland, and as well several past titles, including Walter FallsThe Weight of NothingGiraffes, Temporary People, The Law of Strings, and The Consequence of Skating, which won the Silver Medal at the Independent Publishers Awards in 2010. Steve's stories, articles, and book reviews have appeared in over four dozen journals and won many major awards. A three-year member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors, and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve taught writing at Eastern Michigan University. All proceeds from Steve's writing go to help support Dzanc Books.

Dan Wickett – Co-Founder

In 2000, Dan founded the Emerging Writers Network by reviewing Alyson Hagy’s Keeneland and emailing the review to twenty-one individuals. Throughout the years, Dan has continued to develop the EWN by adding interviews, e-panels, and other literary reporting to the itinerary and developing a database website for storage of these, as well as a blog for more daily topic discussion. The EWN currently has over 2600 members. Visiting Hours, an anthology of short stories edited by Wickett, was published by Press 53 in late 2008. 

Guy Intoci – PUBLISHER AND Editor-in-Chief

Guy Intoci began his career as an editor at MacAdam/Cage Publishing after earning his degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He later served as editor in chief at MP Publishing. Throughout his career he's worked not only with Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times Bestselling authors but with some of the most promising new voices and debut novelists. He is currently based in New York and easily susceptible to most forms of bribery and graft.


Michael J. Seidlinger is the author of a number of novels including Falter Kingdom, The Strangest, and The Fun We've Had. He serves as Electric Literature‘s Book Reviews Editor as well as Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in innovative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Steven Seighman – Art Design

Steven Seighman is a graphic designer, screen printer, and several other things. In 2002 he started Monkeybicycle, a small literary journal and Web site which, among other things, has been represented in two editions of The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology (2005 and 2007). At Monkeybicycle, he handles the editing, web management and design work, as well as many other things. He received a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Michelle Dotter – Editor

Michelle Dotter earned a degree in Creative Writing from Colorado College before beginning her editing career with MacAdam/Cage Publishing in San Francisco. Before coming to Dzanc, she also worked with MP Publishing, Cameron + Company, Once Magazine, and myriad independent authors across all aspects of the editing process, from content and copy edits to proofreads. Michelle works out of Colorado, where the first three books on her shelf are CMoS, The Subversive Copy Editor, and the hilarious O Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun.

Pat Walsh – Director of Subsidiary Rights

From 2009 until 2014, Pat served as director of North American operations for MP Publishing, a United Kingdom-based publisher of fiction and memoir, where he supervised all editorial, marketing, and promotions departments. Prior a decade before MP, Pat was the Editor-in-Chief of MacAdam/Cage publishing, a nationally-recognized house renowned industry wide for its ability to find and debut new voices to great acclaim. Among its titles are Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, Twilight by William Gay, Awesome by Jack Pendarvis and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. He attended both U.C. Berkeley and Trinity College Dublin. He lives in Marin County with his wife and son.