Manzanita Writers Press is a 501(c)3  nonprofit literary publisher located in the Mother Lode of Calaveras County, in San Andreas, California (new location). Our mission is to generate regional publishing projects that reflect our rural, foothill/Sierra environment, and to publish local and regional authors, but we are open to proposals that fit our sensibilities and those of our readers. We generally publish 5-7 titles per year (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, sponsorships, and grants to help finance the basic costs of their publishing project, which includes editing and layout, and the final publishing product, writer support in promoting the book as a small literary press promoting regionally, statewide, and nationally through Amazon, Ingram, or both, and Small Press Distribution,  and through social media and our own websites.

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 pay authors for books sold online and at events, as well as place books in local outlets. We assist authors in becoming autonomous and independent in their publishing projects and sales of their books.

Authors have a great deal of creative input into their project at the editing stages 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, Merced, Kern, Fresno, and San Joaquin counties: