Hi all, I hope you are all hale and hearty.
Time to introduce ourselves.
Why Clarion Publishing?
Because Promulgate Publishing would’ve sounded silly.
We have a lot of internalised touchy-feel guff as to why we are called Clarion Publishing – and to discuss it/explain it would actually make us feel rather embarrassed, in a ‘look down at our feet, and shyly mumble’ sort of way. For us, Clarion Publishing has a clear (Clarion) goal: to publish great writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
Note: We are not associated in any way with Clarion West - which is an exemplary writers workshop (if you are reading this and are in the States: click on the link and sign up. Also, no matter where you are in the world, throw them a few coin). Our only connection with them is that we both love great speculative fiction and the word ‘Clarion’.
What do we publish, and what are we looking for?
We wanted to create an indie publishing company that could publish authors both old and new. We are open to both backlist and new work. Where relevant we publish in ebook, paperback/hardback, and audiobook formats.
Clarion Publishing is split into three main imprints. They are:
Here we publish our speculative fiction. We make no bones about it: we love speculative fiction. The fantastical is in our blood. We are open to all kinds of fantastical fiction. It is our mission to publish great writing and to thrill our readers.
Figure 1 Press
F1P is our non-fiction imprint. We actually have a very broad remit here. We are open to all types of non-fiction, although we are more focussed on the instructional/informative sort. We don’t however accept memoir. If you send any memoir to us, we won’t even read it. Seriously now, if you send us any memoirs we will hunt you down.
In terms of size, we are able to accomodate full-length works to smaller articles/essays. Our main focus/criteria of acceptance (apart from the work being good, of course), is that it provides value to the reader. Do that, and happiness abounds.
One of the things we are painfully aware of is that there are not many places where academic non-fiction can thrive and be published. We want to change that. Archon Books is our imprint for all forms of academic-level non-fiction.
What is ‘academic-level non-fiction’? Basically, its a fluid term: to us, this covers arcane/tertiary-level writings, on matters of thought, literature, history, science, politics, economy, etc.
From time to time, you might see work branded under our headline imprint (Clarion Publishing). This is where we like to place work which we absolutely adore that contains elements of the above three imprints, yet does not embrace them fully. Or, to put it another way: Jon Snow lives here.
And with that the introductions are over, time to get back to publishing!