cult-classic, cutting-edge small press Shakespeare & Co., Toad Suck
was established in 2011 with the mission of publishing one innovative
book per year by a voice that Burns Burns Burns! Shakespeare and Company,
Toad Suck books are designed and marketed by Mark Spitzer, in homage
to the legendary work of George Whitman's incarnation of Shakespeare
& Company in Paris. Distribution is handled through Amazon, SPD
and at special events that strategically occur throughout History and
Time. Submissions are not open at this time. For info on special orders,
authors, or events, please contact Spitzer at:
To contact Mark Spitzer write him at email@example.com and put the word "MESSAGE" in the subject line so he knows it's not a spam.
Mark Spitzer, novelist,
poet, essayist and literary translator, grew up in Minneapolis where
he earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in 1990.
He then moved to the Rockies, where he earned his Master's in Creative
Writing from the University of Colorado. After living on the road for
some time, he found himself in Paris, as Writer in Residence for three
years at the bohemian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, where he translated
French criminals and misanthropes. In 1997 he moved to Louisiana, became
Assistant Editor of the legendary lit journal Exquisite Corpse,
and earned an MFA from Louisiana State University. After teaching Creative
Writing and Lit for five years at Truman State University, he is now
a professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, where
he is the Editor of Toad Suck Review (toadsuckreview.org).
Spitzer is also a gar-nut; the photo below (Spitzer on the left, Jeremy
Wade on the right) is from the "Alligator Gar" episode of
the Animal Planet series River Monsters. This six-foot-eight
120-pound fatty was caught on the Trinity River in Texas. Spitzer is
the official Nebraska state record holder for the yellow bullhead.
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