We publish LGBTQIA fiction and romance with plot – mystery, adventure etc. – set either in the present or the historical past or in alternate versions of them, sometimes with a supernatural twist. If you like your e-books the way you like your coffee – whether short and dark, hot and steamy, or rich and indulgent – you’ll find something to suit your taste here.
We have three new titles this time! One from our stalwart friend R.A. Padmos, and two from authors who are new to Manifold Press. They are all available for pre-order now, and will be published on 1 August.
UNDER LEADEN SKIES by Sandra Lindsey begins in the early days of the second world war. ‘Teddy’ Garston is finally prompted to confess his love for his friend Huw Roberts, and they spend a few hours together before Teddy must travel north to Shetland to take up his duties piloting Sunderland flying boats. The story follows Teddy throughout the war, while all the old certainties seem lost in the turbulence of change and loss – until at last he can head home again, and try to find a way of building a new life with those he loves.
In ELEVENTH HOUR, Elin Gregory lovingly evokes old adventures of espionage and derring-do. The tale is set in 1920s London, between the wars. If you are nostalgic for ‘couples only’ boarding houses and nosy landladies, bath houses and suave gents spying for foreign powers, not to mention the necessity of tea and a good overarm bowling action, then this is the yarn for you!
Our third title to be published on 1 August is our first ESPRESSO SHOT – which is our new informal imprint, featuring long stories and novellas.
LIKE PEOPLE from R.A. Padmos is a superb historical novella about Karl Meisner. He has been fighting for five years in a war he never wanted, for a nation-state Karl knows very well wants him dead – for Karl Meisner is a man who loves men. We follow him through the last days of the war as he survives being shelled by the Russians, manages to walk in a state of exhaustion with other soldiers and refugees to the river Elbe, and surrenders to the Allies. From there he ends up in a prison camp in England – where he meets Nathaniel Cyfer, a man who must have no reason at all to ever like let alone love him.
We’re continually striving to bring you a wide range of high-quality fiction and romance – and that’s why we’re always willing to consider new projects from new and established authors. If you have a novel or a set of short stories you’d like us to take a look at, please see our Submissions page for details.
Where to find us
If you’d like to meet up in person, various members of the Manifold Press family can be found attending events such as:
- UK Meet in Southampton, September 2016
- our own event Queer Company in Oxford on 5 November 2016
- Euro Pride Con in Berlin, June 2017
Meanwhile, stay in touch virtually and join us on the constantly-evolving adventure that is independent e-book publishing! You can follow our adventures on our “Coffee House” blog.