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    Manic D Press

    Hi! I looked through the threads, but I didn't see anything on this company. If I just overlooked it please tell me, and I'll move it there.

    I was wondering if anyone had worked with Manic D Press before? Approximately how long do they take before responding to a submission?

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    Still the wrong side of Saskatoon Saskatoonistan's Avatar
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    I've not heard of them and their website looks like a throwback to a time when content management systems hadn't even been invented. That said, for a small press, they do appear to have pretty good cover art on their books. Anyone else?

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    Looks like an arthouse indie press.

    Manic D Press was founded by Jennifer Joseph in 1984. An award-winning literary press based in San Francisco, California publishing fiction, poetry, pop culture, music, art, narrative-oriented comix, and alternative travel books, we represent a diverse group of unique writers and artists, with emphasis on those who have been shunned by the traditional publishing establishment for lacking commercial viability, regardless of their talent or future promise. For 10 years, we were funded in part by the California Arts Council, then California got screwed by Enron and state funding for the arts disappeared.

    Manic D Press books are distributed to the trade throughout the US by Consortium/Perseus, Last Gasp, SPD, and all major wholesalers. Canadian distribution: PGC, and UK / European distribution is through Turnaround.

    Awards presented to Manic D Press include 2000 American Library Association Stonewall Award for Literature; 1997 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Art; 2002 and 2000 Firecracker Alternative Book Awards for Fiction; 1998 American Institute of Graphic Arts juried traveling exhibition 50 Books, 50 Covers; Sept/Oct 2003 + March/April 2004 Booksense 76 lists; SF Bay Guardian's 2004 Best of the Bay: 'Best Quintessentially San Franciscan Publisher', Publishing Triangle's 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry + 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

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    Anyone have anything to add about Manic D? I like their list. It looks fun and eclectic and like they'll take it if they like it, rather than having to go by what gets the most sales.

    But I hesitate to send my book of flash/stories to them because the prices just seem too high. When it's not the type of book that's a big seller anyway, I don't know if that is going to work...
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