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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, 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

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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

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

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Curiouser and Curiouser

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