Sagging Meniscus publishes nonconformist fiction, poetry and literary nonfiction by American and other originals. More about us.


☞ Our sibling publication, the literary quarterly Exacting Clam, has launched online and in print.

☞ We have suspended our business relationship with Small Press Distribution and our books are now available through Ingram Content Group in the US, Canada, and Australia, and (as before) through Gazelle Book Services in the UK.

☞ In addition, many of our books are now available wholesale to booksellers, etc., through Asterism Books.

☞ US customers can now buy many of our titles directly from us, through this website.

Spring 2021

☞ A debut novel from Jeff Chon: Hashtag Good Guy With a Gun.

☞ A new novel from M.J. Nicholls: Trimming England.

☞ Poetry from Kurt Luchs: Falling in the Direction of Up.

☞ Rufo Quintavalle’s Shelf.

The “Blank Page” Series

For the 2021–2022 season, we are releasing a new series called Blank Page, named after Iván Argüelles’ forthcoming collection, with the following titles:

☞ Two new books from Marvin Cohen: The Hard Life of a Stone: And Other Thoughts (stories); and his Ubu play, Booboo Roi. (September 2021)

☞ A new poetry collection from Iván Argüelles: The Blank Page. (September 2021)

☞ From Paolo Pergola, a novel: Reset. (October 2021)

☞ Two books from Joshua Kornreich: Cavanaugh, a novel (October 2021) and Shakes Bear in the Dark, a novelette (June 2022).

☞ Completing the trilogy of novels started by Scotland Before the Bomb and Trimming England, M.J. Nicholls’ Condemned to Cymru (May 2022).

☞ Stephen Moles creeps into the crepuscular hideaways of dark meaning with Your Dark Meaning, Mouse (November 2021).

☞ A play from Jesi Bender: Kinderkrankenhaus (December 2021).

☞ Far-out poetry from lexicographer and quantum linguistics expert Bardsley Rosenbridge: Sorry, I Broke Your Promise (November 2021).

☞ A verse translation of the Dhammapada by Christopher Carter Sanderson: The Support Verses (March 2022).

☞ From Graham Guest, the novel Henry’s Chapel (February 2022).

Also forthcoming:

☞ For Bloomsday 2022: David Collard’s Multiple Joyce, essays about how Joyce’s legacy shimmers out in all directions, ringsome on the aquaface of contemporary culture.

☞ Jake Goldsmith’s Neither Weak Nor Obtuse, a memoir on the phenomenology of illness, and what it means to live and think while chronically ill.

Anvil on a Shoestring: the pataphysical wizardry of Mike Silverton.

☞ New novels: Lee Klein’s Chaotic Good, Charles Holdefer’s Don’t Look at Me, Joe Taylor’s Highway 28 West, Frederick Mark Kramer’s Café Purgatorio, M.J. Nicholls’ The Fall and Fall of Derek Haffman.

☞ New story collections from Jeff Chon (This Is the Afterlife) and Dawn Raffel (Boundless as the Sky).

☞ Seth Rogoff’s The Kirschbaum Lectures. (Spring 2023)

☞ An essay collection from Kat Meads: These Particular Women. (Spring 2023)

☞ Joseph Reich’s How to Shoot a Tourist (with a bow & arrow) in a Hot-Air Balloon.