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.

Tim Kinsella—Publisher
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).

And a word about fulfillment: we're a pretty small shop here & we ship everything ourselves & since we're usually pretty busy what with actually making the books, we only mail orders about once a week. But you'll still get your book(s) pretty promptly. Drop us a line if you have any questions about your order!


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 (judyklein@kleinworks.com).