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Mark Cugini launched Big Lucks Books in October 2013, with the help of Cassandra Gillig (and over 250 Kickstarter backers). Big Lucks Books seeks to publish prose (fiction & non-fiction) and poetry that makes you feel excited and light-headed and terrified about the awesome potential of human possibility: the sort of books that make you feel as there’s an IV of high fructose corn syrup in your arm and it’s ruining your cardiovascular system. Big Lucks Books is now. Big Lucks Books is tomorrow. Big Lucks Books is a pillow. Big Lucks Books is a warm fucking hug.


All titles are available for purchase at our online store.

Full Lengths

That Which Comes After, by Alexis Pope (5/2018)
Chateau Wichman, by Ben Pease (3/2017)
Radio Cacophony, by Michelle Dove (9/2016)
The Good Life, by Brandon Brown  (9/2016)
It Is Going To Be A Good Year, by Sasha Fletcher (2/2016)
Fat Daisies, by Carrie Murphy (9/2015)
Pink Museum, by Caroline Crew (10/2015)
Wildlives, by Sarah Jean Alexander (5/2015)
Wastoid, by Mathias Svalina (11/2014)


Like Kansas, by Simone Savannah (3/2018)
Mine, by M. Mack (12/2017)
Vintage Sadness, by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (6/2017)
leave anything, by ismael luna (2/2017, winner of the 2015 Best Prize)
There Were Rivers Before There Were People, by Jamie Perez (4/2016)
Hyperion, by Lizi Gilad (3/2016, winner of the 2014 Best Prize)
Dear S, by Rachel Hyman (7/2015)
An Apology for Apologies, by Matt Nelson (6/2015)
Isn’t That You Waving At You, by Elizabeth Clark Wessel (4/2015)
And I Shall Again Be Virtuous, by Natalie Eilbert (12/2014, chapbook)
Texts From My Mom, by Christie Ann Reynolds (8/2014, chapbook)
Dear Gloria, by Sasha Fletcher (4/2014, chapbook) 
Who Can Make It, by Mike Young (2/2014, chapbook)
Best Poems, by Mike Krutel (12/2013, Narrow House Chapbook)

vėl Series (Reprints)

Wildlives (2nd Edition), by Sarah Jean Alexander
How We Light, Nick Sturm
When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets But We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds, by Sasha Fletcher

Digital Catalog

Being Stone//The War Between The States, by Carrie Lorig and Nick Sturm (6/14)


Coolth, by Hajara Quinn
Outside Of The Body There Is Something Like Hope, by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Impatient Inpatient, by Dillon Welch
Final Girl, by Lauren Milici
You Can't Pick Your Genre, by Emily O'Neill
Let The Plants Grow Pink Metal, by Cornelia Barber
Manifesto, or: Hysteria, by Catherine Chen
ongs Of Brujería, by Amanda Galvan Huynh
These are Our Beards Of Bougainvilla by Finn Menzies
The Fatbergs, by Chloe Rose


Big Lucks Books are distributed by Small Press Distribution. Please contact SPD for any bookstore orders. Our full-length titles and chapbooks can be found at many independent bookstores across the country. Some of our partners are:


For manuscript submission information, visit our Submit page.

For bookstore purchases, please order from Small Press Distribution

For information regarding classroom discounts (20%), Advanced Review Copies and press kits, visit our contact form.