Guest Blogger: Amy Davis
The Crosshair Press founding team members are Amy Williams, Katie Morford, and Amy Davis. Our respective backgrounds include copywriting, journalism, copyediting, and missionary work, and a plethora of random things like insurance, plumbing, and research.
The idea of Crosshair Press hatched around a restaurant breakfast table in Wichita, Kansas, over toast and jam and lots of comments like, “Are we really thinking about doing this?” That was in August 2013, after attending the Realm Makers writer’s conference, where small press publishing was a hot topic. We prayerfully took the plunge, had a God-driven ride through 2014-15 to refine our publishing process, and we are pleased to officially be taking submissions as of January 2016.
Our goal is to publish quality stories that combine Christ-centered faith and an air of adventure, which we consider our “crosshairs.” Books we want to read, not just publish. We strive for excellence in storytelling, and we don’t only want to help authors publish. We want to help them become better writers through mentorship with our editors. So far we have published five full-length novels, a few novellas, and a number of character shorts on our website. In 2016, we are slated to delve into the steampunk genre for the first time, YA fantasy, and the completion of A.C. Williams’ Destiny Trilogy.
Currently we are interested in genres including romantic comedies, space operas, science fiction, fantasy, action/adventure, urban fantasy, and steampunk. Crosshair Press acknowledges that life, especially the lives of Christ-followers, aren’t always rainbows and cotton candy, so we do offer an imprint for our edgier stories, which we call Steel Rigg. Check out the Destiny Trilogy for a better understanding of how we handle the profanity and graphic scenes for that imprint.
Amy Davis is the acquisitions manager for Crosshair Press.