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
Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington
Area Women ISBN 0-931181-20-8
"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."
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,
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."
Not What I Expected: The Road from Womanhood to
Motherhood, ed. by
Donya Currie and Hildie S. Block ISBN 0-931181-26-7 Due
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.
Kiss the Sky: Fiction & Poetry
Starring Jimi Hendrix
Electric Grace: Still More Fiction by Washington
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
New Stories of Alice, Lewis, and Wonderland, ed. by
Richard Peabody ltd. to 1000cc
Richard Peabody, ed. - Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women ISBN: 0931181186 (2004) $14.95. Read about the launch. BUY IT!
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 printTina Fulker - Tender Hooks (cassette) 1986
George Myers Jr. - Alphabets Sublime:
Contemporary Artists on
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
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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