If that which is worthy has become marginalized, normalize it.
If that which is unworthy has become normalized,
CALL IT OUT!
We aspire to redefine the standard in business ethics for the publishing industry. We want to bring back the kind of partnership between writer and publisher that marked the era of Maxwell Perkins. Together we will impact the cultural values of our times and bring entertainment, awareness, and inspiration to our readers.
We have broad tastes in fiction, non-fiction, and other categories of writing. We like just about any kind of good story. We especially like to see an emphasis on the epic, the heroic, the mythic. We appreciate books that challenge assumptions. We are not afraid to take cultural risks.
The drama of relationships - among friends, enemies, or anything in-between - always captures my interest. So long as the story elicits emotional engagement, I am cool with just about any genre.
I am sympathetic to LGBT+ concerns. Specifically, I am looking for material here that does not objectify the community. Everyone deserves representation that depicts actuality, not stereotypes. Stories about this community must encourage dignity and pride.
In addition, I may be open to graphic novels, poetry, or other forms of writing.
Fiction and non-fiction are equally enjoyable to me, and I tend to dwell in literary and historical pieces. I love novels set in a period before modern technology that focus on the times and the introspection of characters.
I am highly interested in mythologies, especially those indigenous to the Americas, and in the Celtic and Nordic traditions as well.
General interests: herbalism, kitchen magic, mother nature, and history.
My favorite fiction genres are fantasy adventure and magical realism. I like to see writers handle ambiguity with grace… Silko’s “Yellow Woman” or Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.
Some of the non-fiction topics I’m interested in are listed here below. Most of these could alternately be developed as fiction.
The Faroes: an overview in English of the traditional local culture written by a Faroe Islander. Should at least include cuisine, ring dancing, the folk ballads, and the whale hunt. A series is preferable, but I'll take one volume if that's all I can get. Fine if you want to encourage tourism.
An introduction to the Danza Azteca from a practitioner’s point of view. Both Spanish and English texts will be considered.
The first-century followers of Jesus of Nazareth waged ideological warfare against Roman imperial theology (see especially, J. Dominic Crossan's God and Empire, and Ched Myers' Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus). They had a fine strategy, admirable courage and a wicked sense of humor. But within a few hundred years, the movement sold out the teachings of its original leaders for political power and wealth. Why? How did the Jesus movement come to adopt the very spirit that it once set out to destroy?
General interests: the pagan renaissance, rewilding, anarcho-primitivism, homesteading and hunting, zero-carb lifestyle.
Would you like to further explore our values? If so, some books we would have proudly offered in our catalogue had someone else not already published them, include the following:
Recipes for Disaster: an anarchist cookbook, by Crimethinc. Workers Collective
God is Red: A Native View of Religion, by Vine Deloria, Jr
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability, by Lierre Keith
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