Dzanc Books

About Dzanc Books

Dzanc Books was created in 2006 to advance great writing and to impact communities nationally with our efforts to promote literary readership and advocacy of creative writing workshops and readings offered across the country.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Dzanc:

Publishes innovative and award-winning literary fiction, including short story collections and novels by accomplished and award-winning writers such as Roy Kesey, Yannick Murphy, Peter Markus, Hesh Kestin, Kyle Minor, Michael Czyzniejewski, Suzanne Burns, Peter Selgin, Laura van den Berg, Robert Lopez, Dawn Raffel, Jeff Parker, Terese Svoboda, and Henning Koch
Publishes The Collagist, a monthly online literary journal launched in August 2009
Provides low-cost writing instruction to beginning and emerging writers by connecting them with accomplished authors through the innovative Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions
Runs the Dzanc Writers-in-Residence Program, which places published authors in public schools to teach creative writing to elementary and secondary students
Conducts the yearly Dzanc Prize, which recognizes a single writer for both literary excellence and community service, as well as an annual short story collection competition
Organizes the Disquiet International Literary Program, a writing conference held in Lisbon, Portugal
Creates internship opportunities for students looking to gain valuable experience in independent publishing
Dzanc Books is distributed to booksellers through Publishers Group West.


Editorial Intern

September 2022 - November 2022 Detroit, MI
“I like that it is remote and I can work at my own pace during the day. I usually work about two hours daily, Monday through Saturday. During the college term, the hours are 10 to 15 a week. I rarely worked near or above that 15.”

Editorial Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Allendale, MI
“Michelle Dotter, the internship coordinator, was incredibly knowledgeable about all things publishing. She spent weekly Skype calls going in depth about the different aspects of the publishing field and taught us little tips and tricks to get our foot in the door. The internship work itself provided interns with the opportunity to look at writing in a new lens, both from a publishing and marketing perspective, and challenged us to think in different perspectives. ”
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