Happy September Release Day!
This Thursday, we’ve got three new short stories for your reading enjoyment.
General/No Relationship, Family and Siblings, Ghosts, Mourning and Grief, Child Point of View
In the spirit of Color by Owl Outerbridge, The Offered Ones by A. L. Heard, and The Fairy Garden by Rhosyn Goodfellow, K. B. Vimes continues our authors’ tradition of writing compelling stories that explore the fears and hopes attendant with raising children in the modern world.
Halloween is Maggie’s favorite day of the year; she just wishes she knew why her parents hate it so much, why they always refuse to go trick-or-treating with her, why her mother spends the night drunk. At least this year, she’s found another kid to go with her. He’s strange, but Maggie will overlook a lot if it means she gets to have a friend.
M/M, Angels and Demons and the Apocalypse Oh My!, the Hardest Part of the Post-Apocalypse is Finding a Job, There’s Only One Bed (but the Roommate Doesn’t Sleep)
Nicola Kapron returns with her seventh story published with Duck Prints Press, this time exploring how “the end of the world” can mean very different things depending on one’s circumstances.
Tora survives the end of the world, and so does his sister, even though he can’t escape the niggling feeling that one or both of them shouldn’t have. Still, that’s not his immediately problem. No, he’s more concerned about his demon roommate and his odd-job daily gig.
F/F, the Inherent Awkwardness of Sitting Together on the Train, WLW Disaster Flirting
Fluffy f/f is one of our most popular short story genres. Eliot Lovell’s debut story with Duck Prints Press joins our extensive catalog of works by such authors as A. L. Heard, Violet J. Hayes, Annabeth Lynch, and D. V. Morse. You can check out all of our f/f general imprint titles here.
Eloise intensely dislikes when she has to work in the city, not least because of the commute by train. But the longer the beautiful woman sits across from her in the facing row of seats, the more she starts to think maybe commuting isn’t so bad…
Less Than 72 Hours Left to Pre-Order Many Drops Make a Stream
With time running out on the crowdfunding campaign to publish Adrian Harley’s debut sapphic fantasy novel Many Drops Make a Stream, we’re really thrilled with how things have gone: we’ve reached our goal and crossed the line for our first stretch goal, and we’ll be printing over 100 copies of the Press’s first published novel.
But – we’re not done yet! Can we hit our second stretch goal at $5,000? I sure think so! If you haven’t backed yet, now’s your moment – don’t forget to place your order before the end of September 30th, 2023. And if you have backed already, THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done this without you.
Download the Duck Prints Press Zine, Get Free Excerpts!
Curious about what we have to offer? Want to know what all the fuss is about but don’t want to shell out money? Now, we’ve got you covered! The Duck Prints Press Zine is a 20-page safe-for-work PDF with information about the Press and four samples. The October edition includes:
- The first pages of Many Drops Make a Stream by Adrian Harley (Pre-orders open through September 30th)
- The first two scenes of Theirs All Along by boneturtle (Available now!)
- The first two scenes of Be Not Afraid by Nicola Kapron (Released today!)
- The first chapter of To Drive the Hundred Miles by Alec J. Marsh (Pre-orders for the print version of the novella open October 5th, 2023)!
Our Favorite Queer Graphic Stories for National Comic Books Day
Contributors to Duck Prints Press love queer comics, graphic novels, manga, manhua, web serials, and other graphic storytelling formats so much that, when we asked for suggestions for a post, we got forty-two recommendations! If you also love graphic stories, have we got a rec list for you!
- Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed
- My Master is a Naga by darkchibishadow
- Nimona by ND Stevenson
- Always Human by Ari North
- On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
- The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill
- Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
- Fake by Sanami Matoh
- Only the Ring Finger Knows by Satoru Kannagi; art by Hotaru Odagiri
- Heaven Official’s Blessing by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu; art by Starember
- Global University Entrance Examination by Mu Su Li; art by E Zi
- Antidote by Wu Zhe; art by Cha Cha
- Fall in Mistaken Love by Hao Le Shen Wen Hua; art by Ba Keng
- A Moonlit Spring River by Bai Chuan Studio; art by Zhao Puling
- Wandering Son by Takako Shimura
- Life with an Ordinary Guy who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout by Yu Tsurusaki; art by Shin Ikezawa
- Moriarty the Patriot by Ryosuke Takeuchi; art by Hikaru Miyoshi
- Love Me for Who I Am by Kata Konayama
- I Want to Be a Wall by Shirono Honami
- Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Gus Allen, and ND Stevenson
- Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
- Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
- Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
- Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnic; art by Taki Soma, Valentine De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
- Fine: A Comic about Gender by Rhea Ewing
- Fence by C. S. Pacat; art by Johanna the Mad
- Patience and Esther: An Edwardian Romance by Sarah Winifred Searle
- My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
- Given by Natsuki Kizu
- 10 Dance by Inoue Satoh
- Our Dreams at Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani
- Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku
- Bloom Into You by Nakatani Nio
- The Crimson Spell by Ayano Yamane
- Black Wade: The Wild Side of Love by Franze; art by Andärle
- The Wicked and the Divine by Kieron Gillen; art by Jamie McKelvie
- Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen; art by Jamie McKelvie
- Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins by Matthew Mercer, Matthew Colville, and Jody Houser; art by Olivia Samson
- The Adventure Zone by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Travis McElroy; art by Carey Pietsch
- The Old Guard by Greg Rucka; art by Leandro Fernández
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