Call for Submissions at Turtleduck Press

Last week I told you about a call for submissions from Turtleduck Press, and promised to tell you a little more later. Well, later is today!

Turtleduck Press logo

Turtleduck Press began almost three years ago, when several writers (including yours truly) decided to band together and pool our strengths to start a science fiction and fantasy press. We knew we wanted to operate like a traditional publisher in that everything we published had to be:

  • approved by one or more members
  • edited by an experienced editor (that would be me — editing is how I make my living)
  • formatted and designed to look professional
  • advertised on our website and everywhere else we could get the word out

…so we’d be publishing works of quality and also look professional — both good ways to attract (and keep!) readers.

But we also wanted to make decisions on a consensus basis, and have the flexibility to try new things and put out more unusual content than a bigger, more established publisher could. So we’re publishing on Smashwords as well as Amazon, we’re writing in the nooks and crannies of the spec-fic subgenres, we’re experimenting with length and with linked short stories, and so on.

So far we’ve published:

Now that we have some experience, a better handle on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, we’re ready to expand. That’s why we’ve put out this call for submissions. We’re looking for like-minded new members. If that’s you, we’d love to see what you’ve got!

And if you’re a reader, stay tuned for lots more good SF&F stories from Turtleduck Press in the months and years to come…


5 responses to “Call for Submissions at Turtleduck Press

  1. Siri – As you expand your membership, and you also planning on increasing the number of novels you publish in a year?

  2. Good luck Siri and co. It’s a wonderful new approach. Particularly heading into the nooks and crannies that are opening up all the time.

  3. Liv, we’d like to. Currently we’re publishing three a year. But it depends on what the members want and what the editor (me!) can handle while also juggling my own writing and my “real” job…

    Margaret, thank you for the kind words!

  4. I am going to get Dust finished. I swear it.

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