Dzanc Books publishes innovative and award-winning literary fiction, including short story collections and novels by accomplished and award-winning writers such as Roy Kesey, Yannick Murphy, Peter Markus, Hesh Kestin, Kyle Minor, Michael Czyzniejewski, Suzanne Burns, Peter Selgin, Laura van den Berg, Dawn Raffel, Jeff Parker, Terese Svoboda, and Henning Koch.
Black Lawrence Press is an independent press specializing in books of contemporary literature and creative non-fiction. The Press will also publish the occasional translation from the German and the French. In January 2008 Black Lawrence Press proudly became an imprint of Dzanc Books. Their book contests are unique in that they are open to both poetry and fiction entries. Having a less limited focus than most other presses' literary contests affords Black Lawrence Press the opportunity to receive—and publish—the best writing today, regardless of genre.
Other Voices Books is a vibrant, all-fiction imprint blending the best of tradition and innovation. Founded in 2004 and known for short story collections and themed anthologies, the press also recently launched the dynamic new Morgan Street International Novel Series, which will focus on books set outside the United States. Having grown out of the longstanding literary magazine, Other Voices, Other Voices Books has the explicit mission of championing books of engaging, risk taking, accessible, literary fiction that would, at one time, have likely been embraced by the larger publishing houses but that have now been marginalized in favor of the "fad" and genre books aimed at a mass popular market.
Keyhole Press is dedicated to furthering the reach of contemporary literature by means of print, web, and other forms of publishing. Keyhole promotes emerging writers and artists in Nashville and across the country. Keyhole encourages reading and writing in the form of magazines, books, and alternative bodies of media.
Now in its fourteenth year, Starcherone Books is a nonprofit press based in Buffalo, NY, with a mission to stimulate interest in innovative and avant-garde fiction. Starcherone fulfills this mission through an annual contest aimed at discovering new talents, and a editorial query process committed to supporting established innovative writers. As part of its partnership with Dzanc that began in 2011, Starcherone editors maintain full, highly selective editorial control, publishing only three titles a year. Authors on Starcherone's list include Jonathan Callahan, Joshua Cohen, Sarah Falkner, Gretchen E. Henderson, Kent Johnson, Steve Katz, Stacey Levine, Alissa Nutting, Aimee Parkison, Michael James Rizza, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Leslie Scalapino.
Monkeybicycle is a literary journal that lives both in print and online. Deemed "better than the rest of the litmags" by The Stranger, Monkeybicycle has been publishing a wide range of authors--whether unknown and recognizable--since 2002, and has had several works included in Best American Nonrequired Reading volumes.
Absinthe: New European Writing is a biannual print journal featuring the best contemporary European writers. The journal includes poetry, prose, essays, interviews, book reviews, art, and author photos.