MWP Mission

Publishing Mission

Manzanita Writers Press is a not for profit 501(c)3 literary publisher located in the Mother Lode region of Calaveras County, specifically in Angels Camp, California. Our mission is to launch and sustain regional publishing projects that reflect our rural, foothill/Sierra environment, yet provide cosmopolitan opportunities for our authors. We publish 2-3 titles per year and are anticipating a full calendar for 2017, with three books projected this year. In 2018, we have committed to three more books and are anticipating an increase to five books on the calendar for publication, or even more.

We just released Entente, Book 2 of the Irish Clans series by Stephen Finlay Archer, then followed with the Butte Fire Anthology titled Out of the Fire. We are anticipating the release of  Archer’s The Rising, Book 3 in the series by March 2018, and are looking forward to a few more books that we are readying for release in 2017: The Sureness of Horses, a novel by Kevin Arnold, and a poetry collection by Mary Anthony.

Contact us for more information about how we can help you publish your book. Read about the submission process. We assist writers in seeking publishing support for their projects, but we do not fund raise or provide publishing funding for particular authors. Author autonomy is important to us and to the author. We consider our  staff to be gentle guides in the journey of publishing. Potential authors are asked to pursue outside sources of funding to help finance their publishing project. We do, however, give writers a lot of personal editing and design support, and we aim to keep the costs affordable.

Contact us with a publishing project query if you live in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador, Alpine, Mariposa, El Dorado, or San Joaquin counties : or 209-728-6171