Mercury House
is a nonprofit press
guided by a dedication to literary values
and the free exchange of thought


Since 1986 we have supported the literary community and celebrated the artistic spirit of the Bay Area, publishing over 170 titles of fiction, poetry, essay, and in specific areas of study (read more)



Since 1994 we have been a 501(c)3 organization, supported by generous individual, corporate, and government sponsors and supporters. Please contact us about sponsoring specific literary projects or the press in general

Distribution | USA

Small Press Distribution
1341 Seventh Street
Berkeley, California 94710
+1.800.869.7553 | email


Distribution | Europe

Gazelle Book Services Limited
Falcon House, Queen Square
Lancaster LA1 1RN, UK
+44.1524.68765 | email


t: 415.626.7874 | email
Jeremy Bigalke, Executive Director
Dealla Goodings, Development Director
Viola Ruegg, Design Director
Iraida Velasco, Rights & Permissions


Board of Directors

Albert M. Everitt, President
Drago Sbragia-Zoricic, Treasurer
John T. Brookes
former board members

Designers / Illustrators

Sunga Park, Tamira Imondi, Rachel Burgess, Sagar Fornies, Susan Black


Previous Directors

Kirsten Janene-Nelson (2000-2005)
Thomas Christensen (1990-2000)
Alev Lytle Croutier (1986-1990)
William Brinton (Founder, 1986)

Permissions / Academia / Submissions

Permissions and exam/desk copies by request
At present we are not accepting submissions



We send many thanks to our 100+ past interns
for their wonderful assistance over the years