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Now Available: Sirena – Book Two in The Kitra Saga!

It’s been a long road, but Sirena, book two in The Kitra Saga, is here at last! Writing is something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s really something I’ve always been doing. I wrote my first real science fiction story when I was 14 for Freshman English, and I’ve written nonfiction professionally since 2015. But…

It’s Like Ingram WANTS Amazon to Win

For many years, the only way to get a book published was to work with a traditional publisher. Traditional publishers were the only ones who had access to printing at a reasonable cost and distribution at a large enough scale to make selling books worthwhile.

Until the internet.

This is why we CAN have nice things!

Let me start with the most important news: Only until the end of this month, the e-book version of Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958-1963) is on sale for just $2.99. That’s half price, folks. There. You can stop reading. Oooorrr… you can hear me explain why it’s on sale. And also hear some exciting…

An International Endeavor

Books take on lives of their own. They spread like a beneficial virus, through word-of-mouth. Once we figured out how to get books in front of readers, all of a sudden, they were free to run wild. And run they did!

adjective+noun Reviews Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women

There’s such a diversity of tone among the works in this anthology that I can make no sweeping recommendations as to who might enjoy this work, but I believe anyone who enjoys science fiction will find something to enjoy in Rediscovery: SF by Women. 

Sibyl Sue Blue is HERE!

When I was putting together our first collection of classic science fiction, Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958-1963), one name kept popping up. Rosel George Brown exploded onto the SF scene in the late ‘50s, earning a nomination for the Best New Author Hugo in 1959. It was deserved — Brown combined a savviness for…

A Real Pride Celebration

Happy Pride Month! Join us for a sale on all of Journey Press’ wonderful queer titles. In my last post, I announced that Journey Press openly and proudly identifies as a queer press. LGBTQIA+ isn’t all we do, but it is a big part of who we are and what we publish. I was a…

Journey Press’ Coming Out Party

It’s Pride!  Even better, it’s Pride in a (mostly) post-pandemic year! Oh rapture! 🙂 There was no question that I’d be writing about Pride Month, the time for especial celebration of all things queer (LGBTQIA++++) this week. After all, pretty much everyone who works here is some flavor of queer, and we’ve been waiting more…

Parallel Worlds Magazine Reviews KITRA by Gideon Marcus

Let’s kick off Pride Month with a review of Kitra by Hugo Award Finalist Gideon Marcus! Featuring a young, bisexual woman of color, Kitra is a fantastic June reading choice — and Parallel Worlds Magazine is here to tell you all about what makes it so wonderful.

De-Mystifying Gay Romance — You’re selling it WRONG!

Journey Press author and Hugo Award Finalist Laura Weyr joins us today with a message for booksellers everywhere – and perhaps some interesting information for curious readers, as well! Laura walks us through the origins the gay romance genre, explaining why it’s so incredibly popular with modern women today. Why do women flock to gay…

Tor.com Reviews REDISCOVERY: SCIENCE FICTION BY WOMEN

James Davis Nicoll curated a wonderful list of older SF collections to Tor.com – and chose to cap it off with Rediscovery! Nicoll notes the special attention Marcus paid to highlighting lesser-known gems of the silver age, and he compliments the choice to pair them with modern, up-and-coming authors.

The Eighth Key is FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

We have been blown away by the positive reaction to our first foray into Fantasy Gay Romance, Hugo Finalist Laura Weyr’s The Eighth Key. I mean, we knew y’all would like it, but we didn’t realize how much! As kind of a reward, and to help reach as many electronic readers as we can, we…

April 24 is Independence Day!

Four score and seven years ago, the independent bookstore was the place to get the latest, most interesting titles. Guess what — it still is.

The Path to Publishing, Part 8: Talking Points

(Welcome to the latest installment of The Path to Publishing, a series on starting a small press aimed either at the writer who wants to improve their stature or the editor who wants to run an independent publishing house. If you missed any of the prior posts, you can find them here.) I’ve mentioned in…

The Eighth Key is here!

We are very excited to announce our first release of the year, The Eighth Key, by Hugo Finalist Laura Weyr! Featuring a steamy slow-burn male/male romance with one of the best-realized fantasy worlds I’ve seen, The Eighth Key is a must-get. Queer fantasy romance is still a newish genre, so it’s always a delight to…

Talking Copyright with r/Fantasy

Last Friday, we had a lovely and quite successful Small Press AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the fantasy subreddit. We had a slew of excellent and varied questions from lots of readers, and it really gave us a chance to explore our motivations for writing, discuss what inspires us, divulge behind-the-scenes tidbits on the creation…

Women’s History Month is Here!

Lost in Time It’s Women’s History Month! And to kick it off, our article today is on the unsung women science fiction and fantasy authors of yesteryear. Pop quiz: How many pre-1980 woman science fiction authors can you name? If you’re like most people I’ve asked this question of, Ursula K. Le Guin comes springing…

Launching in a Pandemic, Part Two

by Gideon Marcus State of the Union Nearly a year ago, I wrote about what is was like to run a small press at the beginning of a global pandemic. And here we are still in the middle of a global pandemic, albeit closer to the end of than the beginning (hopefully). They’ve been tough…

Gideon’s List: Recommendations of Vintage Science Fiction in Print

The intersection of the two sets “good vintage science fiction” and “vintage science fiction still in print” has still got quite a few titles in it. I’ve created a list of some of my favorites, all of which are conveniently linked to Journey Press’ bookshop.org storefront.

Journey Press Hugo Eligiblity: 2021

Philcon II attendees gathered for the first ever Hugo ceremony Nearly seventy years ago, a group of several hundred science fiction fans got together in Philadelphia for the annual World Science Fiction convention. Though this was the eleventh time a global conclave of fans had gathered, “Philcon II” marked the beginning of a grand tradition:…

The Path to Publishing Part 6: Bookstores are the Best

(Welcome to the latest installment of The Path to Publishing, a series on starting a small press aimed either at the writer who wants to improve their stature or the editor who wants to run an independent publishing house. If you missed any of the prior posts, you can find them here.) by Gideon Marcus…

The Path to Publishing, Part 5: Be Somebody

(Welcome to the latest installment of The Path to Publishing, a series on starting a small press aimed either at the writer who wants to improve their stature or the editor who wants to run an independent publishing house. If you missed any of the prior posts, you can find them here.) by Gideon Marcus…

The Path to Publishing, Part 4: Time in Service

(Welcome to the latest installment of The Path to Publishing, a series on starting a small press aimed either at the writer who wants to improve their stature or the editor who wants to run an independent publishing house. If you missed any of the prior posts, you can find them here.) by Gideon Marcus…

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