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In an effort to further our mission as a publisher of literary fiction, Dzanc Books has acquired OV Books as an imprint. Beginning in 2008, Dzanc Books will publish no less than one new OV book per year, allowing for OV Books’ Executive Director Gina Frangello, along with current Senior Editor Stacy Bierlein, to continue the wonderful tradition started in 2005 with titles such as Tod Goldberg’s Simplify and Corinna Wycoff’s O Street.
Earlier this year, Dzanc became aware that the editors of Other Voices/OV Books were in negotiations to stop production of their fine literary journal after the forthcoming Other Voices 47: All-Chicago-Writers. OV’s plan was to concentrate solely on OV Books, as Gina Frangello stated, “… focusing on the book publishing wing of our operation seemed the best use of our time, talents and mission at this juncture.” Joining Dzanc Books means OV Books has the logistical support to grow its operations as an independently operated imprint. Moreover, partnering with Dzanc allows Gina and Stacy to concentrate solely on searching for and editing manuscripts, leaving the time spent on production, printing and distribution to their new parent company.
OV Books has a new title deep into the process at this time (A Stranger Among Us: Tales of Cross-Cultural Collisions and Connections, an anthology of stories) and will complete their previous process, including being distributed by University of Illinois Press. As noted, Gina Frangello and Stacy Bierlein will stay on running the OV Books imprint for Dzanc Books, and all titles following A Stranger Among Us will be produced, printed, and distributed along with Dzanc Books titles.
Dzanc Books is extremely excited to have OV Books, Gina Frangello, and Stacy Bierlein as part of the team and looks forward to continuing their contribution to independent literature. For more information about OV Books, please visit www.othervoicesmagazine.org.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.