If you love fiction and are tired of the bland or gimmicky books championed by media book clubs and stocked prominently on the shelves of your local super-store, you've come to the right place!
Other Voices Books is a not-for-profit, independent press devoted to keeping books of short fiction alive and well in a dominant corporate publishing climate that increasingly marginalizes the short story form. We also, through the Morgan Street International Novel Series, champion fiction set outside the United States. Other Voices Books has offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, and is an imprint of Dzanc Books.
Founded in 2004 as an offshoot of the award-winning literary magazine Other Voices (1984-2007), Other Voices Books aims to give writers and readers options beyond what books the marketing departments at the big publishers believe will make the most money for their shareholders. By keeping our list very small (1-2 titles per year), we offer writers a unique and highly personalized publishing experience, with perks many small independent publishers are unable to undertake due to expending all their resources on publishing more books. At Other Voices Books, we are devoted to the realization that a book needs readers, which means publicity and intense individual attention for every title we put out.
The work we publish does not fit any formula: both traditional and avant-garde forms are embraced. Our fiction is accessible and engaging, not aimed at a "fringe" market; we seek socially relevant, emotionally challenging, risk-taking fiction that, for the most part, would at one time likely have been embraced by the larger publishing houses, but has now been pushed out in favor of such fads as celebrity memoirs and chick-lit. Simply put, we aim to publish some of the best literary fiction being written today: provocative in content, memorable in prose, and compelling to anyone who relishes a powerful story and a vibrant voice.