dancing girl press


An indie press and design studio based in Chicago, dancing girl press & studio creates a variety of open and limited edition books, art, and paper goods; as well as various ephemera inspired gifts and accessories

Since 2004, the annual dgp chapbook series, has been devoted to publishing innovative writing by women authors in delectable handmade editions, as well as exploring the intersection of writing and the visual/book arts.

Our workspace is located on the 9th floor of downtown Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, a gorgeous structure with over a hundred year history of housing the arts. From time to time, we open our doors to the public for salons and open studios, as well as make book fair appearances and host readings throughout the Chicago area.


interview @ Cowfeather Books (may 2016)

interview @ Entropy Magazine (april 2016)

interview @ Speaking of Marvels (nov 2015)

interview @ American Book Review (oct 2015)

indie press interview series @ words dance (may 2015)

@ tiny press practices (may 2015)

Women Publisher's Roundtable @ Delirious Hem (march '13)

Laura Madeline Wiseman talks with me about dgp ((july 12')

interview w/ Rob McClennan on dancing girl press (June 12')

@ Best American Poetry Blog (february '12)

Why Chapbook Publishing Makes Sense , Poets Market (2011)

@ Printers's Row Book Blog (may 10')

e-panel on chapbook publishing @ the emerging writers network (oct 08')

@ the chicagoist (dec 07')