On August 1st, 2012, Microcosm Distribution split from Microcosm Publishing and became a separate, autonomous distributor of books, zines, pins, patches, and much more. Microcosm Distribution's website says the company "strives to spotlight independent art and publishing while helping provide tools for self-sufficiency and empowerment." Their publishing house is Pioneers Press and its titles are distributed through the Microcosm Distribution catalog. According to their website, Microcosm Distribution will soon change its name to Pioneers Press. Staff: Rio Safari, Adam Gnade, Thaddeus Christian, Laura Grant, Matt Gauck. Owner: Jessie Duke.