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Mad Creek Books is the literary trade imprint of The Ohio State University Press. With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books champions diverse and creative literary writing. A platform for artistic, daring, and innovative literary books—in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry—books on the imprint will push boundaries, explore new areas, and generate new ideas. Mad Creek Books is a place for exciting literary work and publishes writers from all experiences and backgrounds, representing the true diversity of the literary landscape.

Book series on the imprint include Machete21st Century EssaysLatinographix, and The Journal Non/Fiction and Poetry annual prize series. We also publish books outside of these series in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Please contact Kristen Elias Rowley, Editor-in-Chief, for queries about the imprint or series.


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New & Forthcoming Mad Creek Books Titles:

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Love’s Long Line

Sophfronia Scott

EXPECTED Pub Date: February, 2018
5.5 x 8.5, 240 pgs.
$19.95 Paper
21st Century Essays

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Apocalypse, Darling

Barrie Jean Borich

EXPECTED Pub Date: January, 2018
5.5 x 8.5, 120 pgs.
1 illustration
$18.95 Paper
Machete

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The Real Life of the Parthenon

Patricia Vigderman

EXPECTED Pub Date: January, 2018
5.5 x 8.5, 200 pgs.
31 illustration
$21.95 Paper
21st Century Essays

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Angelitos

A Graphic Novel

Ilan Stavans and Santiago Cohen

EXPECTED Pub Date: January, 2018
7 x 9, 128 color pgs
$17.95 Paper
LatinoGraphix

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Radioapocrypha

BK Fischer

EXPECTED Pub Date: March, 2018
6 x 9, 82 pgs.
$16.95 Paper
The Journal Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

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You, Me, and the Violence

Catherine Taylor

Pub date: September, 2017
166 pp. 5.5 x 8.5
$19.95 Paper
21st Century Essays

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Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Alberto Ledesma

Pub date: September, 2017
127 pp. 8 x 10
$17.95 Paper
Latinographix

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Quakertown

Lee Martin

Publication date: August 4, 2017
300 pp. 5.5 x 8.5
$23.95 Paper

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Through a Long Absence

Words from My Father’s Wars

Joy Passanante

Publication date: August 23, 2017
280 pp. 6 x 9
$23.95 Paper

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Curiouser and Curiouser
Essays

Nicholas Delbanco

Publication date: July 28, 2017
184 pp. 5.5 x 8.5
$19.95 Paper
21st Century Essays

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Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past

Kathryn Nuernberger

Publication date: July 24, 2017
100 pp. 6 x 9
$19.95 Paper
The Journal Non/Fiction Collection Prize

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Don't Come Back

Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

Publication date: January 13, 2017
277 pp. 6 x 9
38 b&w photographs
$22.95 Paperback
21st Century Essays

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A Mother's Tale

Phillip Lopate

Publication date: January 12, 2017
196 pp. 6 x 9
$24.95 Hardcover
21st Century Essays