Mad Creek Books



Introducing Mad Creek Books, the new literary trade imprint from The Ohio State University Press. With a mission to foster creativity, innovate, and illuminate, Mad Creek Books will champion 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 will publish writers from all experiences and backgrounds, representing the true diversity of the literary landscape.

New book series on the imprint include Machete: The Ohio State Series in Literary Nonfiction, 21st Century Essays, Latinographix, and The Journal Non/Fiction and Poetry annual prize series. We will also publish books outside of these series. Please contact Kristen Elias Rowley, Editor-in-Chief, for queries about the imprint, series, or to submit a manuscript or proposal.


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New & Forthcoming Mad Creek Books Titles:

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You, Me, and the Violence

Catherine Taylor

EXPECTED 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

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

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Quakertown

Lee Martin

EXPECTED Pub date: September, 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

EXPECTED Pub date: August, 2017
280 pp. 6 x 9
$23.95 Paper

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Curiouser and Curiouser
Essays

Nicholas Delbanco

EXPECTED Pub date: July, 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

EXPECTED Pub date: July, 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