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5220 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
United States

Dzanc Books is nonprofit press specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. In addition to publishing activities, Dzanc Books also supports the Disquiet International Literary Program.

Dzanc Staff

Dzanc Staff

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Steven Gillis – Founder and Publisher EMERITUS

Steven Gillis is the author of the upcoming novel, Benchere in Wonderland, and as well several past titles, including Walter FallsThe Weight of NothingGiraffes, Temporary People, The Law of Strings, and The Consequence of Skating, which won the Silver Medal at the Independent Publishers Awards in 2010. Steve's stories, articles, and book reviews have appeared in over four dozen journals and won many major awards. A three-year member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival Board of Directors, and a finalist for the 2007 Ann Arbor News Citizen of the Year, Steve taught writing at Eastern Michigan University. All proceeds from Steve's writing go to help support Dzanc Books.

Dan Wickett – Co-Founder

In 2000, Dan founded the Emerging Writers Network by reviewing Alyson Hagy’s Keeneland and emailing the review to twenty-one individuals. Throughout the years, Dan has continued to develop the EWN by adding interviews, e-panels, and other literary reporting to the itinerary and developing a database website for storage of these, as well as a blog for more daily topic discussion. The EWN currently has over 2600 members. Visiting Hours, an anthology of short stories edited by Wickett, was published by Press 53 in late 2008. 


Michelle Dotter earned a degree in Creative Writing before beginning her editing career with MacAdam/Cage Publishing in San Francisco. Before coming to Dzanc, she also worked with MP Publishing, Cameron + Company, Once Magazine, and myriad independent authors across all aspects of the editing process, from content and copy edits to proofreads. She has worked with New York Times bestselling authors, along with winners of the National Book Award, the Whiting Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recipients of other honors. The first three books on her shelf are CMoS, The Subversive Copy Editor, and the hilarious O Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun.

Catherine Sinow - assistant publicist

Catherine Sinow graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English. She lives in San Diego and sometimes publishes stories in literary magazines. She loves public libraries.