Publishing

Manzanita Writers Press is a nonprofit 501(c)3 literary publisher located in the Mother Lode of Calaveras County, in San Andreas, California (new location as of August 2020). Our mission is to take on regional publishing projects that reflect our rural, foothill/Sierra environment, culture and history, 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 our authors on our Bookstore online, and at the Small Press Distribution catalog online, as well as on Amazon.

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 or grants to help finance the basic costs of their publishing project, which are basically editing and layout, and marketing, and assistance with the final publishing product, and our small literary press promoting regionally, statewide, nationally through either Amazon or Ingram, or both, and Small Press Distribution,  as well as  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 project design, editing & copyediting, layout & design, title setup, copyright, and with a small amount of marketing and promoting of authors in our region and beyond via social media and local promotion, press releases, and more.

We house books in our gallery bookstore online and promote MWP author books at events and community functions. We pay authors for sales of their books online, and for sales at functions, and we assist authors in becoming autonomous and independent in their publishing projects and sales of their books. We place books in certain regional outlets, but we require authors to distribute and place their own books in most outlets.

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 content editing process, itself. Contact us with a query, especially if you live in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador, Alpine, Mariposa, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Kern, and Fresno counties.

Sincerely,

Monika Rose, Director

manzanitawp@gmail.com