Unexpected distribution news! Newsletter! Misc!

So in addition to being available for preorder at the usual places (Smashwords, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, IndieBound, Scribd), our forthcoming (10/1) title Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff, is available for preorder at…Target. This is a first for us and kinda cool. If you’re a Target shopper, please consider adding a book; if we sell a few of them, maybe they’ll add our other titles!

Are you signed up for our monthly newsletter yet? Keep up with all our news! Get entered in book drawings! It’s both fun and short! Sign up here on our website.

Speaking of events, we’ve got lots of things coming up this month (and more next month):

  • September 20th – Quatrefoil Library, 7PM, Minneapolis. Catherine Lundoff will be amongst the authors reading from Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride
  • September 21st – St. Cloud Pride in the Park,11-4PM, St. Cloud, MN. We’ll have a table and will be selling books!
  • September 28th – Murder, Steamships and Tea! Bingley’s Tea Salon, Minneapolis, 2-4PM. Author Michael Merriam and I will be reading steampunk tales. And there’ll be tea and munchies!

And don’t forget our publisher’s Patreon! New serial novel chapter posting this month!


Thanks to our Patreon supporters!

HUGE shout-out to Magdalena, Paul and James for supporting our Patreon this month! You can check it out here. Get a serialized novel by Catherine Lundoff at the $6 per month level, but really, any amount helps.

We also have a Ko-fi account if you want to support us and help us put more books, but a pledge seems like too much to deal with (or if you don’t like Patreon).

In other news, Unfinished Business is up for preorder at Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks and Kobo. Print coming very soon!



Cover Reveal! “The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper” by A.J. Fitzwater, coming 4/2020

Really looking forward to publishing this next year! Check out the beautiful cover by Dian Huynh, with lettering by Terry Roy!

New store to buy our books and more

Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) is now available at DriveThruFiction in both Kindle and EPub formats. We’ll be adding Alex’s books soon as well as Catherine’s Unfinished Business.

Only 3 more days on the Smashwords sale for Out of This World, Murder on the Titania and Medusa’s Touch!

Going to Outwrite in D.C. this week? Look for Catherine Lundoff on Queering the Grotesque.

Book sale!

Our title:

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!