Great Books since 1984.
Manic D Press was founded by Jennifer Joseph in 1984. An award-winning literary press based in San Francisco, California publishing fiction, poetry, pop culture, music, art, narrative-oriented comix, and alternative travel books, we represent 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. For 10 years, we were funded in part by the California Arts Council, then California got screwed by Enron and state funding for the arts evaporated. We’ve recently expanded our mission to offer refuge to established writers escaping from the commercial publishing meltdown. Manic D Press books are distributed to the trade throughout the world by Consortium/Perseus, Last Gasp, and all major wholesalers. UK / European distribution is through Turnaround. Canadian distribution is through PGC.