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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…

The Path to Publishing, Part 3: Infrastructure

(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 the last two posts (on distribution and the factors going into the decision…

The Path to Publishing, Part 2: Distribution

by Gideon Marcus Welcome back to “The Path to Publishing,” a series detailing all that we’ve learned in the last two years of running a small press. If you missed installment one, where we discussed our disenchantment with the traditional publishing process and why we founded our own press, you can find it here. There…

The Path to Publishing, Part 1: Sharing Our Story

by Gideon Marcus We are now nearly two years into this enterprise we call Journey Press, and there’s no sign of stopping. Along the way, we’ve learned lots of lessons, made a few mistakes, and had a rollercoaster of a ride. As a member of the #writingcommunity, I see the thousands of aspiring and current…

Launching in a pandemic

When we launched Kitra, my YA space adventure, I feared the worst. After all, the launch date was April 1. 2020. Let’s face it — Nothing was happening in April 2020. We were all in lockdown, and the bookstores were all closed. So much for my debut title. Except, Kitra has been a consistent success…

Reviews? Yes we get reviews!

One of the most gratifying things about running a publishing house is reading the reviews of the titles you produce. We have been fortunate enough (or perhaps good enough at our jobs) to collect a lot of good press. It occurred to us that you might enjoy reading what other folks are saying about our…

Bookplates now available!

Long ago, in the before-time, one of my greatest joys was signing my books. Picture this: an intimate gathering at a bookshop or a huge, boisterous crowd at a microbrewery. I’ve just given a 30 minute talk on the women pioneers of space science or the state of science fiction in 1963. And then I…

I Want the Stars is out!

Hello! Today, we are launching Tom Purdom’s timeless classic, I Want the Stars, now back in print after 56 years! Eight hundred years from now, Earth is a paradise. Humanity has faced its greatest challenges…and won. Every wish is fulfilled. Every need is met. But is that enough? Jenorden wants more, wandering the galaxy with…

Kitra, a YA Space Adventure, is here!

Hey! What a lousy month March was. We’ve been stuck inside, the news is scary, the stores have no toilet paper. School has been cancelled. Kids are cooling their heels at home, or worse, struggling with distance learning. Working from home isn’t as fun as it sounded, and if you have to go on site…

Publishing in a time of crisis

Hello, out there. What a crazy month it’s been for all of us. Businesses are shuttering, people are going into self-isolation (we’ve been staying home and not visiting with anyone since Saturday), and things are getting scary. But this is exactly the time when those of us who can should keep on keeping on, providing…

State of the Press, March 2020 edition

Rediscovery a smash hit Hello from sunny San Diego! When we began Journey Press early last year, we had high hopes. Our goal was not only to bring back some of the forgotten classics of science fiction’s Silver Age, but also to encourage new voices in the genre. Our focus is on marginalized voices: women,…

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