Publishing

Manzanita Writers Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 literary publisher located in the Mother Lode of Calaveras County, in Angels Camp, California. Our mission is to take on regional publishing projects that reflect our rural, foothill/Sierra environment, but we are open to good proposals from outside the region. We generally publish 5-7  titles per year and are anticipating a full calendar for 2020-2021, with 10 titles in 2020.

(FEIN # 81-2622826).

Contact us for more information about our authors and book titles and visit us on Amazon as well as our Bookstore online, and at the Small Press Distribution catalog online.

If you are an author interested in publishing your book, we advise reading about the submission process first. We assist writers in seeking publishing support for their projects, but we do not fundraise for particular authors. Potential authors are asked to pursue funding and sponsorships to help finance the basic costs of their publishing project, which are basically editing and layout, and assistance with the final publishing product and a small literary press promoting regionally, statewide, nationally through either Amazon or Ingram, or both, and Small Press Distribution,  and through social media.

We support authors with expertise and advice, and provide free support writing groups where local and regional writers meet to hone their work and assist each other.

MWP assists authors primarily with low-cost editing, layout & design, and title setup, with some marketing and promoting of authors in our region and beyond. We house books in our gallery bookstore and promote the books at events and community entities. We do not pay out royalties at this time but assist authors in becoming autonomous and independent in their publishing projects and sales of their books.

Authors have a great deal of autonomy and participate in most aspects of the publishing process including cover and book design input and decisions, as well as the editing process. Contact us with a query if you live in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador, Alpine, Mariposa, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties:  manzanitawp@gmail.com