Are you ready for exciting news? I hope you’re ready for them. I have been sitting on this one for such a long time, and it might be my biggest project of the coming year(s). Hopefully it will be.
It’s The Kraken Collective!
The Kraken Collective is an alliance of indie authors who have pooled resources to publish high-quality fiction while retaining complete creative control over our stories. We aim to provide a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy stories, all starring LGBTQIAP+ characters. From alien hunting lesbians to complex political fantasy, The Kraken Collective publishes queer SFF that will blow your mind away and leave you craving more.
Although it begins as a simple cooperative between authors, we aim to grow into an unique publishing model capable of supporting queer indie voices everywhere in SFF. We are committed to building a publishing space that is inclusive, positive, and brings fascinating stories to readers.
It’s an amazing honour and great pleasure to work with such amazing authors. All of them have grown into close friends over the last two years, and I’m thrilled that the beautiful worlds they create will now share a common label with mine.
Why a Kraken?
Cephalopods are fascinating and deeply intelligent creatures: masters of camouflage, brilliant escape artists, and underwater innovators–from the millimeters-long cuties to the kraken-like giants, they’ve impressed us with their constant ingenuity and creativity. In short, they are awesome.
Just like us.
We hope to create a kraken-sized cloud of ink through our stories and that, like an octopus hiding in its ink, you too can find refuge and solace in our worlds.
Learn More About Us!
Want to learn more about what we’re doing? Come to the website! Join our mailing list to get news and updates about our releases! You can also find us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, where we will happily respond to you with excited flailing that this is finally happening!
And yes, when City of Strife comes, it will totally have a shiny kraken on it!