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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 Essays (which includes the annual Gournay Prize), Latinographix, and The Journal Non/Fiction and Poetry annual prize series. We also publish books outside of these series. 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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Great American Desert

Stories

Terese Svoboda

2019

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Echo's Fugue

Desirae Matherly

2019
21st Century Essays

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Fear Icons

Essays

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel

2018
21st Century Essays

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Tales from la Vida

The LatinoGraphix Collection

Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

2018
184 Color llustrated pages
LatinoGraphix

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Drawing on Anger

Portraits of U.S. Hypocracy

Eric J. García

2018
208 illustrated pages
$18.95 Paper
LatinoGraphix

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Apocalypse, Darling

Barrie Jean Borich

2018
Machete

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Angelitos

A Graphic Novel

Ilan Stavans and Santiago Cohen

2018
128 color pgs
LatinoGraphix

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Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Alberto Ledesma

2017
103 color illustrations
Latinographix

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Quakertown

Lee Martin

2017

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Through a Long Absence

Words from My Father’s Wars

Joy Passanante

2017

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Don't Come Back

Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

2017
21st Century Essays