Thursday, June 28, 2007

Absinthe partners with Dzanc Books

Absinthe is pleased to partner with Dzanc Books to publish translated fiction from Europe. Below is the press release issued by Dzanc:


To Whom It May Concern:

Dzanc Books is joining forces with the editors of Absinthe: New European Writing ( to bring great works of European fiction to North America for the first time.

Dzanc is committed to finding the absolute best literary fiction to publish. We believe acquiring and publishing works from around the world is important on two fronts – a) there is some incredible work being done in Europe that has not been made available to those who only read English, and b) reading fiction from different world view points is essential to having a better understanding of the world we live in, and our own place in it.

Dwayne Hayes and Jessica Bomarito, editors of Absinthe, have been publishing wonderful translated material in their journal for close to five years now, and have built up a fantastic array of talented translators they communicate with regularly and Dzanc will, in partnership, help Absinthe further their own mission by getting this work into book form and distributed to stores nationwide. Our intent is to find an excellent work of fiction for publication in 2008, and then continue this joint arrangement annually. Other authors and translators may also contact us directly as well by sending manuscript submissions through our website at and writing us with attached materials at

Please feel free to share this information and if you know people who are interested in contemporary European literature, or writers and/or translators of European fiction looking for a North American publisher, we would be thrilled to hear from them. We look forward to reading the submissions and hope to share more news of our efforts soon.

Best wishes,

Dan Wickett
Executive Editor and Publisher

Steve Gillis
Founder and Publisher

Dzanc Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary publisher based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you would like to learn more about books and programs, or make a donation, please visit our website at

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wedding Bells

A long silence since the last post because the Absinthe editors were married at the end of May. We expect to post more frequently in the coming months as we look forward to the publication of Absinthe #8 in the fall.