Manic D Press

Manic D Press is an award-winning literary press based in San Francisco, California publishing fiction (novels and short stories), poetry, art, narrative-oriented comix, and alternative travel trade paperbacks. Manic D Press represents 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. It was founded by Jennifer Joseph in 1984 as an alternative outlet for young writers seeking to bring their work into print.


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


Awards presented to Manic D Press include:

  • 2008 Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
  • 2007 Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award for Poetry
  • 2000 American Library Association GLBT 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 and March/April 2004 Booksense 76 lists
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay 2004: 'Best Quintessentially San Franciscan Publisher'.
  • SF Weekly's Best of San Francisco 2008: "Best Small Press"

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