Book sale!

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are on sale at Smashwords from 7/1-7/31.

Upcoming book sale, reminders and thanks!

Many thanks to everyone who bought and/or boosted the Pride StoryBundle! We did quite well and were able to raise over $600 for Rainbow Railroad’s work with LGBTQ refugees!

Our titles Out of This World, Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures and Medusa’s Touch will be on sale at Smashwords from 7/1-7/31.

Newsletter! Be sure and sign up for the Queen of Swords Press Newsletter here on the website by 7/12/19 to be entered in the quarterly prize drawing. Current subscribers are automatically entered.

More news coming soon!

And the Pride StoryBundle is here!

This year’s Pride StoryBundle is out with SCOURGE OF THE SEAS OF TIME, WIRELESS AND MORE STEAM-POWERED ADVENTURES by Alex Acks, a collection from the Glittership Podcast, Bogi Takács’ latest anthology, a fantasy novel by K.J. Charles, a game from Amy Griswold and Jo Graham, werewolves from Geonn Cannon and short fiction from Craig Laurance Gidney! Buy the whole bundle at the $20 level and designate a portion of your purchase price for Rainbow Railroad to assist LGBTQ refugees

Pride StoryBundle and upcoming events

It’s Pride StoryBundle time again! Or at least it will be on Monday, June 3rd. The Bundle will be on sale though the 24th. We’ll be raising money for Rainbow Railroad again this year (donate part of your purchase price at the $20 level and get bonus books too!) and the line-up of authors and books is pretty amazing.

Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) edited by Catherine Lundoff

Sea, Swallow Me by Craig Laurance Gidney

Underdogs by Geonn Cannon

Transcendent 3: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction edited by Bogi Takács

In the bonus bundle:

The Eagle’s Heir by Jo Graham and Amy Griswold

Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks

Skin Deep Magic by Craig Laurance Gidney

Beware of Wolf: An Underdogs Novel by Geonn Cannon

Glittership Year 2 edited by Keffy Kehrli

Spectred Isle by KJ Charles


Other upcoming events:

4th Street Fantasy (possibly on programming, but mostly hanging out and having fun)

Outwrite 2019 – Catherine will be doing a reading and appearing on the panel “Hidden Histories.” More updates coming soon!

Upcoming fun!

WisCon is coming up later on this week and we’ll be there, with proverbial bells on!

WisCon schedule, all Sunday events:
10-11:15AM – “So You Want to be a Publisher” – Conference Room 3. Presentation by Catherine Lundoff
4-5:15PM – “Book Marketing for Authors” Capitol A. Panel with Cecilia Isaac and Catherine Lundoff
8:00-1AM Queen of Swords Press Party, Room 627. Meet Alex Acks and Catherine Lundoff and other fun folks, drink tea, eat munchies, book drawing, games, all that fun stuff!

We’ll have a couple of books in the I Heart Lesfic Megasale, coming up on 5/27-5/31. Stay tuned!

And Wireless and Scourge of the Seas will be included in the Pride StoryBundle, available June 3rd and on sale though the 24th. We’ll be raising money for Rainbow Railroad again this year and the line-up of authors and books is pretty amazing.

Finally, last but certainly not least, we’re going to be releasing a collection of Cinrak stories by A.J. Fitzwater in 2020! Cinrak is the dapper lesbian capybara pirate featured in A.J.’s story “The Search for the Heart of the Ocean” in Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space).

We’ll also open to queries on June 1 so be sure and check our Submissions page.


“Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures” by Alex Acks is here!

And we’re doing a giveaway on Queer Sci-Fi! Comment to be entered to win!

April Events

April 5th – If you’re in the Denver area, be sure and go hear Alex Acks read from Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures at the Colorado Book Award Finalist reading at BookBar, starting at 7PM.

April 11-15th – ClexaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll have a table in the Dealer’s Room and in addition to our books, we’ll have some titles from Blind Eye Books and some of Rachel Gold‘s titles. Rachel and our fab marketing person, author Theresa Tyree will be helping publisher Catherine Lundoff out with our table.

April 25th-28th – UntitledTown Book and Author Festival in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Catherine will be giving a reading and a short talk at the U. of Wisconsin Green Bay Pride Center at noon on Friday, will be on an author panel on Saturday morning and and will be doing a presentation on small press publishing on Saturday afternoon. She’ll also have a table with some Queen of Swords Press titles at Book Fair. Stop by and say hi if you’re in the area!

And be sure and sign up for our newsletter this month! We’ll do a quarterly prize drawing for a free ebook as well as doing some special announcements.


Congratulations to author Alex Acks whose book Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures is a 2019 Colorado Book Awards Finalist! Watch this site for news or sign up for our newsletter.

Murder‘s sequel, Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures, is up for preorder now and will be out in a couple of weeks! Print preorder will be available soon too.

Forthcoming title and March events!

We’re working on Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks right now and are planning on an midApril release date. Stay tuned for the cover reveal and preorder links!

Selected titles are on sale at Smashwords from 3/3-3/10, including Silver Moon and Out of This World by Catherine Lundoff and Medusa’s Touch, Knife’s Edge and Desire by Emily L. Byrne.

Our publisher, Catherine Lundoff, will be doing a talk on keeping a small press going at DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis on 3/21 from 6:30-7:45. This is a continuation from her previous talk about getting started and there’ll be time for Q&A as well as books for sale.

Look for us at ClexaCon (Las Vegas) and UntitledTown Bookfest (Green Bay) in April and Wordplay (Minneapolis) and WisCon (Madison) in May!

Happy Birthday to Us!

And we’re having a party at Bingley’s Tea Salon in Minneapolis on Saturday , 1/19, from 2-4PM with books and tea and munchies. There will also be a prize drawing for newsletter subscribers. You can sign up here at the website or at the tea (current subscribers are automatically entered), and prizes will include free books, a Queen of Swords Press mug, some tea from Bingley’s, a literary candle from Frostbeard Studios and other fun stuff. The drawing will happen on 1/20 so we can announce it when we send the newsletter out. Hope to see some of you there!