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“Many Drops Make a Stream” Fulfillment Progress

Since the pre-order period for Many Drops Make a Stream ended on September 30th, we’ve been hard at work preparing to fulfill everyone’s orders! To keep y’all in the loop, here’s a status update.

  1. Our final total raised is $5,102.82! We hit our second stretch-goal, so all backers who purchased packages will receive a bookmark and an Eye of Sacarus pendant!
  2. All 25% off coupons have been distributed. They’re good until September 30th 2024, so don’t hesitate to wander back in six or eight months and do some shopping!
  3. The base payment to Adrian Harley has been sent.
  4. The manuscript formatting has been paid for.
  5. The book has been formatted, the cover finished and the print order has been placed!
  6. The art print has been ordered from Papermart, and they’ve arrived! (Reveal!)
  7. The enamel pin has been ordered from Alchemy, and the proof has been approved.
  8. The die-cut sticker has been ordered from Vograce, the proof has been approved, and the stickers have shipped.
  9. The bookmark has been ordered from UPrinting, and the proof has been approved, and the bookmark has shipped. (I wouldn’t be surprised if it arrives today!)
  10. The Patreon-exclusive coasters and the wooden pendant have been ordered from E. Conway, and are in production.
  11. Funds to cover shipping have been transferred to our shipping software.

Granted, it’s early days, but so far we’re on track for December fulfillment!

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Art Print Unboxing!

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merch unboxing/reveal! art print of the cover of MANY DROPS MAKE A STREAM by @Adrian Harley #wlwbooks #NiUnPeloMás #unboxing #artprint

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Cover Reveal! “Many Drops Make a Stream” by Adrian Harley

Duck Prints Press is over the moon to share the cover for Adrian Harley’s debut wlw fantasy novel Many Drops Make a Stream!

A memory-stealing cult.
The ever-watchful City of Eyes.
Making small talk.

Join Droplet as she faces all these horrors and more…

Vigilante shapeshifter Droplet has trained her entire life to take down those with more power than scruples, but she still makes mistakes. When a rescue mission goes wrong, a memory-stealing cult of blood mages escapes with kidnapped captives in tow. To save them, Droplet reluctantly teams up with the outgoing, tenacious Azera. Droplet knows better than to trust a human—she made that mistake once, and that person’s betrayal scattered her community across the known world—and she can tell Azera is hiding secrets behind her sunny smile. But if they can’t learn to work together, even Droplet’s own memories could be lost.


Pre-orders for Many Drops Make a Stream open on September 15th, 2023!

Between now and the pre-order campaign’s launch, we’ll be sharing story teasers, getting to know more about Adrian Harley, revealing the campaign merchandise, and more! Want to make sure you don’t miss a thing? Make sure you follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter.

And, there’s an awesome, exclusive extra for people who support us on Patreon and back the pre-order campaign, so there’s no time like the present to become a monthly Duck Prints Press backer!

All credit in the world to the amazing Roui Cris (Tumblr | Twitter | Artstation) for their gorgeous work on this cover.

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“Aim For The Heart” Merch Reveal!

The crowdfunding campaign for our next anthology, Aim For The Heart: Queer Fanworks Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers,” launches TOMORROW, June 15th, 2023! We’ve been thrilled by the excitement we’ve seen from y’all so far – well over 300 reblogs on our cover reveal, and we’ve topped 100 followers on our pre-launch page!

Ready to get MORE excited? Well take a look at the awesome campaign merchandise we’ll be offering!!

Aim For The Heart Bookmark: this gorgeous, high-gloss, two-sided bookmark (which will also have a lovely golden tassel after it’s printed!) is 2 in x 9 in (5 cm x 23 cm), and features art by Jagoda Zirebiec (ArtStation | Tumblr | Twitter), who also contributed two pieces to the book interior! The back has signatures from many of our contributors – we can’t get everyone to sign your book but we can offer the next best thing to people who buy this bookmark!

Coat of Arms Enamel Key Chain: love metal-and-enamel merch? Well have we got a spectacular key chain for you! This 3 in x 3 in (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm) piece features art by Aceriee (Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter), and will be in gold metalwork – and the red heart will have glitter! Aceriee also contributed an interior piece for the book, and did the art for our bonus patron reward magnet. You’re not gonna want to miss this beautiful, sturdy key chain!

Cover Art Magnet: Pallas Perilous made our amazing cover art, and it’s just too pretty to only put on the book. So, we’re putting it on a metal-wrapped high-grade magnet (3 in x 2 in, 7.5 cm x 5 cm), too!

Musketeer Dux Die-Cut Sticker: it wouldn’t be a Duck Prints Press campaign without an all-new Dux created by Alessa Riel! Musketeer Dux will be produced in merch form as a 3 in x 3 in (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm) die-cut sticker, perfect for adding to your existing Dux collection, or for starting with your very first Dux.

BONUS! Aim For The Heart Die-Cut Magnet: people who back this crowdfunding campaign at any level AND who back our Patreon at the $10/month or $25/month level will get this exclusive bonus – a die-cut magnet featuring more of Aceriee’s incredible artwork!

Curious about the cost? Our Book + Merch level will include the print book (A4 size!), the bookmark, the enamel key chain, the front cover magnet, AND the musketeer dux sticker for $55 USD + shipping as a special introductory early-bird rate available to the first 50 backers through June 19th! After that, the price will rise to $65 USD + shipping. Or, if you don’t want all of that, you can back for the book ($35 USD + shipping) and then add on the pieces you want – bookmark ($8 USD), sticker ($4 USD), key chain ($18 USD), or magnet ($10).

The bonus magnet is free to Patreon backers who support the campaign – but being a Patreon backer is the only way to get it, so if that’s what you crave, there’s no time like the present to become a backer!

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN! We launch tomorrow, June 15th, 2023, and we couldn’t be more excited – we hope we’ll see you there!

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“Aim For The Heart” Cover Reveal!

We are only SIX DAYS out from our next Kickstarter, launching on June 15th, 2023, so what better time than now for a cover reveal!!

AIM FOR THE HEART: QUEER FANWORKS INSPIRED BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS’S THE THREE MUSKETEERS is an all-new anthology of queer works of fiction and art, including 20 stories, 19 full-page grayscale art works, and a 12 page comic! This gorgeous collection is printed A4 size – 8.25 in. by 11.75 in, or 21 cm x 30 cm. It is absolutely full of all the melodrama, laughs, and feels of the source material – just much, much queerer!

We are SO EXCITED to finally share our spectacular cover with you, featuring the gorgeous work of the incomparable Pallas Perilous (Tumblr | Twitter).

You’ll be able to get this book for as little as $15, and higher-level packages include the book in print, a bookmark, an enamel key chain, a magnet of the cover art, and our newest dux sticker! We’re also offering scads of add-ons, including an exclusive opportunity to get some of the few remaining print copies of our first Queer Fanworks Inspired By… anthology, And Seek (Not) to Alter Me: Queer Fanworks Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” You can learn more about the backer levels, merch, pricing, and add-ons by reading our FAQ.

Make sure you don’t miss your chance to back this awesome collaborative project! FOLLOW OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE NOW!

And – people who support us on Patreon and back the crowdfunding campaign will get an EXCLUSIVE EXTRA MAGNET! So if you love what we do, this is a great time to become a monthly backer!

Who We Are: Duck Prints Press LLC is an independent publisher based in New York State. We help fancreators publish their original (mostly queer) work! Want to always hear the latest? Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

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“To Drive the Hundred Miles” by Alec J. Marsh: Cover Reveal!

The wait is over – here is the gorgeous cover for To Drive the Hundred Miles by Alec J. Marsh. The novella is coming out this Wednesday, December 21st, and you’re not going to want to miss out!

Have you been seeing our promos and thinking, “Yes! I need to read that!” Well, make sure you add it to your To Be Read pile on Goodreads and/or Storygraph!

Snow falls softly as dark descends early, and Will returns home to Serendipity, Washington, for the holidays. What awaits him at home?

Some conflict.

Some opportunities.

Some magic.

Some coffee.

And a lot of possibilities for his future…

We’ll have one more teaser coming out tomorrow, before the book is released on Wednesday, so make sure you’re following us on social media to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Want all the deets and the ability to claim free novellas? Back us on Patreon or ko-fi – $10/month and $25/month can get this and other titles from our catalog for free!

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“He Bears the Cape of Stars” and “She Wears the Midnight Crown” Cover Spotlight!

When we commissioned @thefriendlypigeon to create the cover art these books, we had a lot of ideas that went in a lot of directions. Pigeon took all those thoughts and narrowed them into these two absolutely gorgeous pieces that we couldn’t be more happy with!

So, these are the covers – what are the books?

Welcome to Duck Prints Press’s newest project: two anthologies, entitled She Wears the Midnight Crown and He Bears the Cape of Stars, that explore wlw and mlm relationships developing, growing, and changing while the characters attend or participate in masquerades!

Our 36 contributors have stretched their imaginations to present innovative stories exploring what a masquerade can be…and, of course, tell rich, engaging tales of wonderful queer folk finding love, companionship, acceptance, the queer platonic relationship of their dreams, or the found family they deserve. The collected works feature characters in all the colors of the Pride rainbow, queer and genderqueer, and these diverse individuals inhabit worlds ranging from science fiction settings where everyone must be masked to breathe, to fantasies where no one wears a literal mask but everyone shows the world a false guise, to iterations of the real world where some people lean into deception.

This project, featuring two books and a load of gorgeous merchandise (include 8″ x 10″ art prints of these covers!) is crowdfunding right now on Seed & Spark – don’t miss your chance to get your own copies!

Read More About the Campaign NOW!

(and if you need an art commission you truly can’t go wrong with thefriendlypigeon – you should check out their website.)

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Now Live: Duck Prints Press’s Third Crowd-funding Campaign!

Duck Prints Press LLC is over the moon to share our next to anthologies with you: She Wears the Midnight Crown and He Bears the Cape of Stars!

These two anthologies share a common theme – masquerades – and each features different kinds of relationships. She Wears the Midnight Crown contains 18 wlw stories; He Bears the Cape of Stars contains 18 mlm stories. Both collections tell myriad stories exploring how these characters’ relationships develop, grow, and change while they attend or participate in masquerades!

Our 36 contributors have stretched their imaginations to present innovative stories exploring what a masquerade can be…and, of course, tell rich, engaging tales of wonderful queer folk finding love, companionship, acceptance, the queer platonic relationship of their dreams, or the found family they deserve. The collected works feature characters in all the colors of the Pride rainbow, queer and genderqueer, and these diverse individuals inhabit worlds ranging from science fiction settings where everyone must be masked to breathe, to fantasies where no one wears a literal mask but everyone shows the world a false guise, to iterations of the real world where some people lean into deception.

You’re definitely not going to want to miss it – you can buy one book or both books, some merch, or all merch – we’ve got 8 backer levels to help you get exactly what you want!

We’d love for you to attend the masquerade! Don your mask and read on…

The Seed&Spark Campaign for She Wears the Midnight Crown and He Bears the Cape of Stars runs from now through July 14th, 2022!

Go Forth, and Back It Now!

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Cover Reveal for “And Seek (Not) to Alter Me”

Duck Prints Press is thrilled to announce our second anthology, which will be launching on March 15th, 2022!

The incredible Gio Guimarães, @sketching-fox, did the artwork for our front cover – and will be doing a back cover, as well, if we can reach our first Kickstarter stretch goal.

In AndSeek(Not)toAlterMe, 16 authors and 17 artists have come together to create an exquisite, full-color collection of stories and artwork inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing. We encouraged contributors to stretch their imaginations, think outside the box, and put their own unique—and queer—twist on Benedick, Beatrice, Hero, Claudio, Don Pedro, and the whole gang! In true Shakespearean fashion, our creators play with gender, sexuality, romanticism, and a host of costume changes to tell unique stories—some featuring original characters, some characters from the play—that show Shakespeare’s work in a whole new light.

Stories and artworks feature wlw, mlm, poly relationships, trans characters, gender swaps, canon divergent tales, AUs…there’s even a two page comic! This anthology doesn’t have it all, but it does have a wonderful range to help you fall in love with these characters all over again.

(brief note: yes we have concerns about KS and blockchain, but this project was too far along to crowdfund elsewhere, we apologize…)

Learn more about this project right now!

Our Crowdsourcing Campaign Launches on March 15th, 2022! Want to make sure you don’t miss it? Then follow our Project Page!

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Cover Reveal for “Add Magic to Taste”

Duck Prints Press will be launching our first Kickstarter on July 15th, 2021, and we cannot possibly be more excited for it! We’ve got a LOT more info to come related to – previews of the merchandise, teasers for the stories, and more – but we wanted to get things started by sharing our amazing cover, which features art by LizLee Illustration (@lizleeillustration, Instagram, Twitter, Personal Site) and graphic design work by @pallasperilous (Twitter, Personal Website), @hermitwrites (Pillowfort, WordPress), and @alessariel.

The cover of "Add Magic to Taste." It shows a bespectacled dragon standing behind a counter, lifting one clawed hand to add something into a sparkling beaker labeled "everything nice." Their tail holds open a book, the spine of which reads "Magical Morsels." They are surrounded by a plate of macaroons, a tiered stand with cupcakes and brownies, jars with candy, pictures of steaming coffee mugs, a bookshelf with a few books, and a cash register and tip jar. Above them is a banner with different queer flags, such as the lesbian flag, non-binary flag, trans flag, gay flag, bisexual flag, and others. A wooden banner reads "Add Magic to Taste," and at the bottom is a subtitle that reads "A Spellbinding (and Scrumptious!) Collection of Heartwarming Queer Stories."

For Add Magic to Taste, 20 authors have come together to produce all-new, original short stories uniting four of our absolute favorite themes: queer relationships, fluff, magic, and coffee shops! Our diverse writers have created an even more diverse collection of stories guaranteed to sweeten your coffee and warm your tart.

Love wlw? So do we!

Love mlm? We’ve got you covered!

Love genderqueer characters? Raise those trans, enby, agender and other flags high!

Love aces? Same, and we don’t (only) mean playing cards!

Love poly relationships? Oh hey, we’re sharing a brain!

We won’t say this anthology has it all – there are too many identities in the world for us to fit all of them into one anthology of 20 stories – but if you want some queer fluff and happy feelings, you’ve come to the right place. Add Magic to Taste features characters of different races, ethnicities, sexualities, romanticisms, gender identities, religions, and home nations, united by the common theme of finding someone (or more than one someone) to enjoy a muffin and a cuppa with – for today, or for a lifetime, romantically or otherwise!

Learn more about this project:

So, mark your calendars! Follow our Tumblr! Read more about the project! Ask us any questions you have! And save your pennies so you, too, can buy this amazing collection of stories!

The Kickstarter for Add Magic to Taste launches on July 15th, 2021!