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Journey Press has three Hugo Nominees!

Journey Press Illustrator is Youngest Hugo Finalist Ever Comic artist Lorelei Esther, illustrator for The Kitra Saga, is the youngest Hugo Finalist in the history of the award.  On April 7, 2022, Lorelei was selected for the Fan Artist category for her unpaid works, including her celebratory pictures of DC Comics characters Tim Drake and…

The Path to Publishing, Part 10: Whoops!

Someone once asked me what, as a writer, was my biggest fear. Was it writer’s block? Impostor syndrome? Clichéd composition?  I always give the same answer: typos. Few types of business offer as many opportunities to mess up as publishing. After all, in addition to the gross issues of production, distribution, sales, and marketing, there’s…

Spotlight on Dr. Lisa Yaszek

Catalyst for Rediscovery I’ve often said that one of the best things about running a publishing house is the friends I make. From readers to booksellers to fellow authors and publishers, there are now several hundred folks I’ve had the pleasure of associating with these past two years. One of my very favorites has been…

Rediscovery 2 is HERE!

How does one go about making an anthology? Well… With Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women (1958-1963), which we informally call Rediscovery 1, it was easy. I’d already been running Galactic Journey for the six years that volume would cover. All I had to do was pick out my favorite stories by women (which were often…

Big news for At First Contact!

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve kept things quiet for a bit so we could all enjoy the holidays. But behind the scenes, things have been rumbling right along. The best news has been that people have loved At First Contact, our latest release. Not one, not two, but three major outlets asked new author Janice…

The Eighth Key wins the Rainbow Award!

When The Eighth Key came out last spring, it made an impact. Not only was it a gripping fantasy yarn, but it was a steamy, slow burn male/male romance. One reviewer praised it for “making consent sexy”. Another found it refreshing that gay angst wasn’t featured, just a great gay couple. Our favorite review gushed…

Interview with two time travelers!

Amazing Stories, started in 1926, is the oldest science fiction publication in existence. So you can bet we were honored when they asked if they could interview two of our authors. You may know that Gideon Marcus and Janice L. Newman, when they aren’t writing novels, maintain the Hugo nominated Galactic Journey — a time…

AT FIRST CONTACT is here!

I’m so excited. My first novel-length work, At First Contact, had been published! It’s been a long time coming, the culmination of more than two years’ work (oh, how the pandemic slowed everything down…). Each tale is its own story, independently created and designed to stand alone. And yet, now that they have been combined…

Where to find Journey Press in November/December!

It was kind of inevitable. Once the worst of the pandemic was over (we’re vaxxed and boosted — go House Pfizer!) we knew we’d be hitting all the local and regional shows. After all, the funnest part of running a press is meeting all of you cool people! Well, that and writing Pinky jokes. We’ve…

This Month at Journey Press (October edition)

All I can say about October is “Wow!” Last year was tough as anything. With the pandemic raging, live shows were out of the question and bookstores were shuttered. Running a press was like one-armed mountain-climbing — it can be done (shout out to Maureen Beck!), but it’s a lot harder.  So I guess it…

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…

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