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First-Ever Giveaway for One of Our Titles!

Are y’all familiar with Storygraph? It’s the independent alternative to Goodreads, a lovely website that does a lot of what Goodreads does, but without the whole “being owned by Amazon” crap. It’s been running for a while now, and we’ve been on it since the minute we found out about it (and got a paid account as soon as they offered them – $40/year to support such an amazing project? Heck yeah! Not that anyone has to give them $$ to be clear, the site is free to use). They’ve been steadily expanding, adding functionality, unrolling more publisher- and author-oriented features, and generally being awesome. And, with all that in mind, we were thrilled to hear that they were introducing a Giveaways function (which, on Goodreads, is often a great way to get the word out about a book), and we jumped on the chance to offer our debut anthology Add Magic to Taste as part of the very first run of Storygraph giveaways!

But enough about them – what about the book we’re giving away?

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.

So, check out Storygraph if you haven’t already, and check out our giveaway and the other awesome titles on offering (such as our own A. L. Heard’s Choose Your Own Adventure story), and enter to win your own copy of Add Magic to Taste!

The giveaway is running until October 18th, 2022, so if you want to throw in your hat for one of the 10 digital copies on offering, this is your moment!

Check it out now!

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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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Announcing…Us!

Today we made a formal announcement of our existence on social media! Here’s a copy for posterity sake, so people can see here as well.

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Welcome to Duck Prints Press, an independent publisher founded to help fanfiction authors navigate the complex process of bringing their original works from first draft to print, culminating in publishing their work under our imprint!

Duck Prints Press is brand new – we incorporated in January, 2021 – so we have a lot of groundwork to do before we can realize our founding vision! This year, we will focus on publishing one or two short story anthologies and developing relationships with writers who may wish to work with us going forward. We are excited to bring to readers to original stories that come with all the comforts of a fanfic – but with all new characters and settings to love!

Who we are:

Hi, we’re @unforth​ (Claire Houck), @jhoomwrites​ (A.L. Heard), @adaille​, and @formidablepassion​! Between us, we have written well over 5 million words of fanfiction and original fiction, participated in multiple anthologies of original stories and fanfic zines, self-published two novels, opened two businesses, and worked in several different writing- and editing-related fields. We are thrilled to bring this expertise to bear to make Duck Prints Press a success.

Hey, I’m a fanfic author and reader, and I think this sounds awesome! How can I learn more?

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(note that we’re still getting all the pieces up and running, so bear with us!)

How can I help?

Our Patreon opens officially in THREE DAYS, and we’ll be launching a merch store on Redbubble as well! Until then, you can help by…

…and keeping your eyes peeled for the Patreon announcement, coming on February 15th!

Will you publish my story?

Sorry, we don’t yet have the capacity to accept unsolicited story submissions. If you’re interested in working with us, follow us on social media and keep your eyes open for the announcement of our first anthology. We’ll begin taking applicants on March 15th, 2021, and anticipate selecting 20 writers for our debut collection!

Until then – thanks for your interest, your follows, your signal boosts, and your backing. We look forward to getting to know you all better as Duck Prints Press grows!