We have a new addition to our list of Publishers of Christian Speculative Fiction: Magpie Eclectic Press, which has already drawn some Likes on Facebook with the fabulous cover art for their first release, “Out of Darkness Rising,” a Novella by Gillian Bronte Adams. The novella is scheduled for release in February, so we have a bit of a wait. I, for one, am ready to buy based on the fantastic cover art alone.
It is our love for good stories – our captivation with the truth hidden in fiction and the elements of the stories that hold such truths bound within their text – that has built us up and drives us forward.—Nichole White
Magpie Eclectic is owned by Nichole White, a writer and illustrator whose background includes freelance editing and journalism.
Magpie Eclectic was created not only because of our passion for the genre itself, but also because there simply are not enough Christian Speculative publishers to go around yet.—Nichole White
Like other small presses these days, Magpie Eclectic uses print on demand for its paper editions while also distributing through Kindle, Nook, and other e-reading platforms. It is a royalty paying publisher that does not charge any fees to authors for publishing. They may, however, “approach our authors to see if they would like to split costs with us on certain marketing endeavors.” That’s pretty typical these days.
Magpie Eclectic is looking for “all subgenres that fall under the Christian Speculative banner,” and is also open to works that are “not strictly Christian and that would appeal to a more secular audience” as long as they are not in opposition to a Christian worldview.
They do not want pitches of incomplete manuscripts, or of children’s books. Manuscripts should be aimed at advanced middle grade or higher. Violence, and sensuality should be kept to a PG-13 level, and profanity should be minimal.
In addition to novels and novellas, they are also accepting short stories of about 3,000-6,000 words for inclusion in a potential anthology.