Featherproof Books was founded in 2005 by Zach Dodson and Jonathan Messinger with the intent to publish whatever they want. In 2014 they passed the torch to Tim Kinsella who—with the help of Jason Sommer and Roosevelt University—will carry on this mission, publishing strange and beautiful fiction and nonfiction and post-, trans-, and inter-genre tragicomedy.
Jason Sommer—Editor in Chief
Sammi Skolmoski—Managing Editor
Zach Dodson—Founder / Consigliere
If you take any of the first names above, and add an '@', and then a 'featherproof.com', you'll get a working email address.
Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West: 1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, California 94710 (510.809.3700).
We're a pretty small shop here & we ship everything ourselves & since we're usually pretty busy what with actually making the books, we can't always mail stuff the same day you place an order. But you'll still get your book(s) pretty promptly. Drop us a line if you have any questions about your order!
Also: the GDPR shit is a little over our heads at the moment, so we've temporarily suspended sales outside the U.S. and Canada. We'll get it figured out soon, though. In the meantime, just know that the only data we really care about is the stuff between book covers, and the only thing we collect is an email address if you buy something from us (and even then we hardly ever use that email address because it's like we said before what with the being pretty busy actually making the books).
Featherproof is not currently accepting submissions, so please don't blindly email us one. If you send us an unsolicited manuscript, we may not respond because we're working so hard on the stuff we are already publishing. Then your feelings will be hurt, and our feelings will be hurt because (a) we don't wanna hurt your feelings or anyone's feelings, we just want some real positive feelings out in this universe and/or all possible universes; and (b) we wish we could read your manuscript, but we swear to all that is holy we don't have the time right now. But someday we will! And that will be a glorious day for everyone. So check back here once in a while for updates, and in the meantime: keep writing and editing and writing and editing and writing and editing, et cetera. This shit is hard & good shit takes time.
"Careers" at Featherproof
Would that there were, but there ain't. At least, right now. Maybe check back later, though?
Foreign Rights inquiries
If you're a publisher interested in acquiring the translation rights to a Featherproof title, please contact Judy Klein at the Kleinworks Agency (firstname.lastname@example.org).