Paycock Press

Paycock Press


Paycock Press was founded in 1976 to publish Gargoyle Magazine, a DC-based international literary magazine. Named for Sean O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock, the press went into hibernation in 1990 and when the magazine was revived in 1997 we began talking about starting to publish books once again

Forthcoming Titles:

Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington Area Women ISBN 0-931181-20-8
400pp. ed. by Richard Peabody (due 6/17/2006)
featuring: Stephanie Allen, Christina Bartolomeo, Kate Blackwell, Hildie S. Block, Lisa Boylan, Carole Burns, Susan Coll, Jennifer Cutting, Ramola D., J. H. Diehl, C. M. Dupré, Herta Feely, Robin Ferrier, Sara Fisher, Lee Fleming, Amy Fries, Dorothy Hickson, M.H. Johnson, Alma Katsu, Wendi Kaufman, Susan Land, E. J. Levy, Meena Arora Nayak, Vanessa Orlando, Michele Orwin, Sibbie O'Sullivan, Saideh Pakravan, Ginger Park, Colleen Pecorelli, Suzanne Picard, Judith Podell, Liz Poliner, Judy Pomeranz, Stephanie Siciarz, Rozanne Gooding Silverwood, Julia Slavin, Rose Solari, Sally Steenland, Venus Thrash, Julie Wakeman-Linn, Sarah Louise Williams, C. Jenise Wriston, and more. Cover art by Jody Mussoff.

"Enhanced Gravity is proof of the variety of talents and passions to be found in DC. With its takes on sex, death, birth, love, the pains of youth, the pains of old age, infidelity, abiding fidelity, this anthology has something for every mood, and reading the stories together provides a deepened sense of the interior and exterior contours of this city."
—Aurelie Sheehan, author of Jack Kerouac is Pregnant

What do women write?  These stories shout, Everything, from as many points of view.  Think potluck of pungent diversity.  Think rough-edged visions, as opposed to neatly hemmed samplers from Culture, Inc.  Enhanced Gravity surprises and entertains; it horrifies and hurts.  And it enlightens, by modeling a rich, inclusive world.
—Mollie Best Tinsely, author of Throwing Knives

This collection captures our many longings in vivid, gut-deep prose. The stories call to us, beckon us like Stephanie Allen's "pile of coats, [their] riot of textures from silk linings to poplin serge to wool, waiting for us to dive in and roll around in them."
--Nicole Louise Reid, author of In the Breeze of Passing Things

Not What I Expected: The Road from Womanhood to Motherhood, ed. by Donya Currie and Hildie S. Block   ISBN  0-931181-26-7   Due Fall  2006
An anthology of poetry, fiction, essays and artwork by  Jody Bolz, Carole Burns, Grace Cavalieri, Christina Daub, Mary Doroshenk, Patricia Gray, Clarinda Harriss, Anne Hasselbrack, Jacqueline Jules, Mary Ann Larkin, Lyn Lifshin, Hilary Tham, Donna Vitucci, Mary-Sherman Willis, and tons more.

This book, full of pathos and humor, explores every aspect of motherhood. The writers in this anthology take you on a ride to many unexpected places: from the terrifying terrain of losing a baby to the exaltation of a successful pregnancy against the odds. Here you'll find the blood and sweat and grit of parenthood, all the real secrets that nobody tells you before your baby is born.
--Jennifer Margulis, author of "Why Babies Do That" and "Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love"

Kiss the Sky: Fiction & Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix
ltd. ed. 1000cc ISBN 0-931181-24-0 (due 3/21/2007)
350pp (ed. by Richard Peabody)
Featuring: Matt Agosta, Sherman Alexie, Brian Ames, Mark Ari, Bruce Bauman, Robert Bixby, Robert Cooperman, Barbara DeCesare, Matthew Dillon, Kevin Downs, Richard Flynn, Jessica Hagedorn, Reuben Jackson, George Kalamaras, L. A. Lantz, Nathaniel Mackey, Graham Masterton, Nancy Mercado, Steve Messner, Martin Millar, Matthew L. Moffett, Rick Moody, Michael Moorcock, Rebecca Motil, David Nicholson, James Norcliffe, Erik Orsenna, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, W.T. Pfefferle, Meredith Pond, Doug Rice, Tim Seibles, Lewis Shiner, Rozanne Gooding Silverwood, John Sinclair, Michael Spann, Chris Stevens, D. E. Steward, Darrell D. Stover, Sara-Jayne Townsend, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Michael Ventura, Walter Williams, and more.

Electric Grace: Still More Fiction by Washington Area Women
ed. by Richard Peabody ISBN 0-931181-25-9 (Due fall 2007)
Featuring: Teresa Bevin, Jody Brady, Michelle Brafman, Laura Brylawski-Miller, Brenda W. Clough, Merle Collins, Julie Corwin, Janet Crossen, Rosemarie Dempsey, Cynthia Folcarelli, Corrine Zappia Gormont, Tammy Greenwood-Stewart, Jamie Holland, Jennifer Howard, Eugenia Kim, Annette Curtis Klaus, Randi Kristensen, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Barbara Mujica, Jessica Neely, Sarah Pleydell, Vicki Popdan, Liz Roca, Jessie Seigel, Sheryl Stein, Amy Stolls, Mary L. Tabor, Julia Thomas, Sheila Walsh, Riggin Waugh, Mary-Sherman Willis, Robyn Kirby Wright, Hannanah Zaheer, Anna Ziegler, Christy Zink, and more to be added.

Titles in Print:

Sex & Chocolate: Tasty Morsels for Mind and Body ed. by Lucinda Ebersole & Richard Peabody ISBN 0-931181-21-6, ltd. to 1000cc, 343pp

Alice Redux: New Stories of Alice, Lewis, and Wonderland, ed. by Richard Peabody ltd. to 1000cc
ISBN 0-931181-22-4 319pp
(cover painting "Malice in Wonderland" by Julie Inman)

Richard Peabody, ed. - Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women ISBN: 0931181186 (2004) $14.95. Read about the launch. BUY IT!

Richard Peabody, ed - 31 Arlington Poets (Spoken word/music CD) (2004) ASIN: B0007G8RO8 $10 BUY IT!

Richard Peabody - Last of the Red Hot Magnetos (poetry chapbook, 48 pages) ISBN: 093118116X 199pp. (2004) BUY IT! $5.95 Chosen as a Sept-Oct Pick in the Small Magazine Review #132-133.

Joyce Renwick - In Praise of What Persists (short fiction) (2004) ISBN: 0-931181-12-7 BUY IT!

Ed Cox - Collected Poems (Poetry/Gay Studies) (2002) ISBN: 0-931181-10-0 152pp. (2002) BUY IT!
$13.95 152pp. Trim Size 6 x 9


Our Back List—Out of Print, Sadly

Michael Brondoli - The Love Letter Hack (fiction) 0-9602424-7-3 (1979. Second edition with graphics by Mary Beath in 1982.) out of print

Harrison Fisher - Blank Like Me (poetry) ISBN 0-9602424-2-2 (1980) out of print

Tina Fulker - Jukebox (poetry) ISBN 0-9602424-4-9 (1980/2nd printing 1982) out of print

Tina Fulker - Tender Hooks (cassette) 1986

George Myers Jr. - Alphabets Sublime: Contemporary Artists on
Collage & Visual Literature
ISBN: 0-931181-02-X (nonfiction) (1986) out of print

George Myers Jr. - Natural History (fiction) ISBN 0-931181- 01-1 (1981/2nd edition 1985) out of print

Carlo Parcelli - Fernparallelismus (poetry) ISBN 0-931181-00-3
(1985) out of print

Richard Peabody (ed.) - D.C. Magazines: A Literary Retrospective ISBN 0-9602424-5-7 (anthology) (1981) out of print

Richard Peabody - I'm in Love with the Morton Salt Girl/Echt & Ersatz (poetry) ISBN 0-9602424-8-1 (1979/2nd edition 1985) out of print

Richard Peabody (ed.) Mavericks: nine independent publishers ISBN 0-9602424-9-X (1983) out of print


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