Upcoming events for November!

Publisher Catherine Lundoff will be speaking to the Ampersand Club in Minneapolis about small press publishing in general and Queen of Swords Press in particular on Thursday, November 7th. This event is members only, but do check the club out if you live in Minnesota and are interested in books, book publishing, book collecting, etc.

Catherine will also be speaking about being a small press publisher in Madison, Wisconsin on November 14th at A Room of One’s Own Books. Come hear her! This is open to everyone.

Great new interview with Alex Acks

The Colorado Sun did a great new interview with Alex and featured an excerpt from Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures last week. Read the interview here and the excerpt here.

“Unfinished Business” is Here! Plus, a preview of October events!

Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff is here! It’s available in print and ebook and you can buy it direct from us, as well as a bunch of other places, including Target and DreamHaven Books.

October is chock-full of events! Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter this month too, since it’s time for our quarterly book drawing. And if you’re in Minneapolis or St. Paul or Atlanta or even beyond in October, be sure and check out the following:

Hope to see you at one or more of these! Happy October!


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