Who We Love
Our favorite artists are the ones who defy definition. If you aspire to sophistication of Gene Wolfe and sensuality of Samuel Delany, if the fearless imagination of Octavia Butler and uncompromising integrity of Ursula Le Guin inspire you, if the compassionate realism of Jim Sheppard and heartbreaking lyricism of Michel Faber touch your heart, and, finally, if your favorite music is by David Bowie—we want to read your book.
What We Are
Creation is dictated by necessity. We were moved to start Ananke Press by the need to give voice to the kind of literature often overlooked by commercial publishers, the books that don’t fit neatly on a pre-assigned shelf: a psychological drama with a touch of the metaphysical; a love story that subverts all the genre tropes; a literary mystery masquerading as a crime caper. We are drawn to what is broadly defined as speculative fiction: fantasy, science fiction, slipstream and weird, including magical realism. We are always interested in unlikely protagonists, undiscovered territories and unfamiliar voices—as long as the story is masterfully told. We’re publishing novels, either standalone or as part of a series, and are also open to short works such as novellas, short stories, or collections of poetry or short stories. We are not looking for non-fiction or graphic novels at this time—perhaps soon! While Ananke Press publishes books for adults, we will consider middle grade and young adult projects of especial artistic value. Please visit our Submissions page for details and updates.
We are based in New York City and publish literature in English. Our distribution is through Amazon KDP and IngramSpark. Ananke Press is committed to the publication of works by writers of all genders, ethnicities, color, orientation, nationalities and religious beliefs. We make publishing decisions based on the quality the works submitted to us for consideration.