Upcoming Events



  • North Country Gaylaxians Book Club – January 11th, 7-9PM CST. Online discussion of The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J.Fitzwater. Preregister to join in.
  • Online celebration of Queen of Swords Press’s 5th birthday! Details coming soon!


  • Capricon 42 – February 3-6th. Chicago, IL and online. Catherine will be on an online panel on queer speculative fiction and doing an author reading.


  • 13 Gears Steampunk – March 6th, Minneapolis, MN. 12-6 PM. Queen of Swords Press will have a booth with local authors Michael Merriam and Patrick W. Marsh. In person.
  • Marscon 2022 – March 11th-13th, Minneapolis, MN. Catherine will be the Author Guest of Honor this year. Currently planned for in person.
  • Write on! Radio KFAI – March 15th, 7-8PM CST. Streaming or on your radio dial. Catherine, Jennie Goloboy and Michael Merriam will be on this long running local radio show to talk about Queen of Swords Press and their work.
  • SMOLFair – March 19th-26th. Online. Based in Philadelphia. This is an online small press fair – Queen of Swords Press has a virtual booth. We’ll also be participating in More Than Escapism: Why We Need Speculative Fiction” with some other cool small presses on 3/26 at 4PM EDT.


  • Flights of Foundry – April 8th-10th. Online. Queen of Swords Press will have a virtual booth and Catherine Lundoff and Rem Wigmore are on programming.
  • We’re releasing The Language of Roses by Heather Rose Jones on 4/14/22! Stay tuned for a reading video on our YouTube channel and a book giveaway on Twitter, plus more to come!
  • So You Want to Put Together an Anthology? – Online at the Rambo Academy. April 24, 9:30-11:30 PST. Catherine is teaching this popular class again for Cat Rambo.


  • SFWA Nebula Weekend – 5/20-5/22. Jenny and A.J. were on programming.
  • Rochester Pride – May 21st, 12-5PM. Rochester, MN. Queen of Swords Press will have a booth.
  • WisCon – May 27-30th. Madison, WI. Queen of Swords Press will have a table in the Dealer’s Room and Catherine and Heather are on programming.


  • Pride Month StoryBundle – June 1 – July 1st. Our annual event, this year featuring books by Melissa Scott, Heather Rose Jones, Rem Wigmore and others to be announced. It will once again benefit Rainbow Railroad.
  • Finding Your Path: An Agent and a Publisher Spill the Tea on Agenting and Small Press PublishingClarion West Writers Workshop – June 5, 11AM-12:30PM PST. Online. Jennie Goloboy and Catherine Lundoff will be teaching this workshop where you can get your questions answered and learn cool and nifty things about what agents do, what publishers do and what to consider doing with your books.
  • “Creating New Worlds” – Geek Girl Con Twitch, June 14th, 7PM PST. Catherine will be on a panel about world building in science fiction and fantasy.
  • 4th Street Fantasy – June 17-19. Minneapolis. Catherine is on programming; Jennie Goloboy, Michael Merriam and Catherine will be around and about in any case.
  • Queering Small Press Publishing – June 21, 12-1PM. Library of Congress. Catherine will be on a panel for Library of Congress staff with publishers from Neon Hemlock, Stelliform Press and BLF Press. Not open to the public, alas, but very cool anyway.


  • BayCon 2022 – July 1-4th. San Francisco. Look for Heather Rose Jones on programming.
  • West St. Paul Pride – July 9th. Queen of Swords Press will have a booth.
  • r/Fantasy Small Press AMA – July 15th. Queen of Swords Press will once again have a Small Press AMA on Reddit Fantasy. All our authors will be there!
  • Book Release/Birthday Party at DreamHaven Books! July 21st, 6:30PM. Queen of Swords Press is doing a re-release/first time in print edition of Michael Merriam’s homage to early 2000s Minneapolis with a queer romance and the ghost of the old streetcar line, Last Car to Annwn Station in July,  and Jennie Goloboy and Catherine never got in person releases for their books last year so we’re going to make up for lost time



  • Chicon 8/Worldcon – September 1-5th. Catherine Lundoff , Alex Acks, Heather Rose Jones and Jennie Goloboy will be on programming.
  • Pagan Pride Fall Festival – September 10th. Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis. Look for our book table in the park.
  • Queer Neurodiverse Found Families in Speculative Fiction – Thursday, September 15th, 7-9PM. Virtual panel at the Argo Bookshop, Montreal, Quebec featuring Rem Wigmore, Andi C. Buchanan, R.B. Lemberg and more.
  • St. Cloud Pride in the Park – Saturday, September 17th, 11-3PM. St. Cloud, MN. Queen of Swords Press will be back!
  • Crypticon on September 16th- 18th in Plymouth, MN. Look for Michael Merriam in the Dealer’s Room with copies of Last Car.
  • Sunday Market at Dancing Bear Chocolate – September 25th, 9-2PM. Minneapolis. Catherine Lundoff will be there with our books and lovely handmade journals and boxes made by book artist Jana Pullman.


  • Open Streets Minneapolis (Minnehaha) – October 1st. Big street festival in Minneapolis – we’ll have a booth and will be peddling books!
  • The Loft Wordsmith – September 30th – October 2nd. Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis. Catherine Lundoff will be presenting on 10/2 on publishing resources and related topics.
  • Columbia Heights Pride – October 8th, Columbia Heights, MN. We’ll have a booth again!
  • DFW Con – October 8-9th, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. Jennie Goloboy will be on programming.
  • Twin Cities Book Festival – October 15th. St. Paul, Fairgrounds. Queen of Swords Press will have a table and Michael, Jennie and Catherine will be there. Michael Merriam will be a featured local author.
  • Crimson Peaks and Menacing Mansions: Writing Gothic Horror – Catherine Lundoff will be teaching about Gothic Horror on 10/23 at the Rambo Academy.
  • Space Cowboy Books – October 25th, 6-7PM PST, Joshua Tree, CA. Jennie Goloboy will be doing a reading and being interviewed virtually at Space Cowboy Books, the cool indie bookstore on the West Coast that’s getting a lot of great buzz.


  • Twin Cities Con – November 11-13th, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Queen of Swords Press will have a table and our local authors plan on stopping by to sign books.
  • Publishing Basics for Genre Fiction – November 15th, Springboard for the Arts. Online, 6-7:30 PM CST. 6-7:30 PM.
  • Catherine will be offering this free workshop through Springboard again.
  • Speculations Reading Series – November 16th, 6:30-7:45PM. DreamHaven Books, Minneapolis. Catherine will be reading from some of her recent fiction.


  • Word Salad: Winter – December 3rd, 3 -4:30PM, Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis. Join Michael Merriam and other storytellers for a tribute to our local climate.
  • Write On! Radio KFAI FM December 6th, 7-8 PM. Michael Merriam will be interivewed about Last Car to Annwn Station (you can listen online and there ill be an archived version available, too).
  • Minnesota Women’s Art Festival – December 10th, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis. We’ll have a booth with Catherine’s books, our tea and artwork by artist Jana Pullman.
  • 4th AZ Gallery Pop-Up Bookstore – December 10th, 2-6 PM.  AZ Gallery, St. Paul, MN. Michael Merriam will have a table at where he’ll be selling some of his Weird West tales, Last Car and some of our other titles.