Erewhon launches a newsletter!

Countdown to Liftoff

We’re having a busy and exciting time in the Erewhon office. We’re preparing to launch our first season of books with our excellent distributor Workman, which means it’s time to put together a newsletter for the folks who wish to follow us. We’ve added you to the list because you have attended an event in our space or you asked to be added, but if you don’t want to receive emails from us, you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom.

We were quite excited to finally be able to announce our first few books. In 2020, we’ll be bringing you exciting speculative fiction projects from Benjamin Rosenbaum, Hannah Abigail Clarke, J. M. Lee, S. A. Jones, and more. Stay tuned for more information about these books, and others to follow soon.
The Scapegracers & 2 sequels by Hannah Abigail Clarke
An outcast teenage lesbian witch finds her coven and the friends she’s always hoped for hidden amongst the popular girls in her school, and performs some seriously badass magic in the process.
Hannah Abigail Clarke is here and queer, etc. They have been published in the Portland Review and PRISM International. They graduate college at Miami University of Ohio in May.
The Fortress by S. A. Jones
A searing examination of the dark heart of masculinity when confronted by a women-led society. The Handmaid’s Tale meetsHerland at a cocktail party thrown by Anaïs Nin.
S. A. Jones is a novelist and essayist with publications in The Guardianand The Toast. In 2013 she was recognized as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for her public policy work.
The Nightland Express by J. M. Lee
Two teens bury their secrets and join the Pony Express on the eve of the Civil War. They soon discover the mortal world is not the only one on the brink of war.
Born and raised in the great Minnesota north, J. M. Lee has published novels including the Dark Crystal prequel Shadows of the Dark Crystal, and is an English tutor and writing mentor.
The Unraveling by Benjamin Rosenbaum
In a far-future society where biotechnology has revolutionized gender, everyone has multiple bodies, and cybernetics has abolished privacy, young Fift must figure out whether to conform or carve a new path.
Benjamin Rosenbaum’s stories have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards. He lives near Basel, Switzerland.
…and an as-yet-untitled SF&F roleplaying game anthology edited by Liz Gorinsky
Liz Gorinsky is an analog game designer and facilitator and the Hugo-Award-winning president and publisher of Erewhon Books. For more info on this project, keep scrolling!

Click here for a text version of the announcement and full author links.

One of our newly announced titles is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy roleplaying games that our publisher Liz Gorinsky will be selecting and editing. This anthology will contain both new commissioned games and reprints, and cover a range of game styles (tabletop, larp, and hybrid forms).

We’re doing an open call for submissions for this project. You can find more information on what we’re looking for, as well as a link to the submission form, over here. We hope to see games from some of you!

So far, we have hosted three successful and thought-provoking literary salons in our glorious office space, and we are excited to continue doing so. Our salons feature author readings, but they are also a space for our community to gather, a chance to talk and relax and play with speculative fiction fans and beyond.


The next salon, on Thursday, March 7, features readers Angus McIntyre and Keffy R. M. Kehrli. Visit this page to see event information and policies and RSVP. Event address and information will be emailed to those who have RSVPed a few days before the event.

ANGUS McINTYRE was born in London and has lived in Edinburgh, Milan, Brussels and Paris before eventually finding his way to New York, where he now lives and works. A graduate of the 2013 Clarion Writer’s Workshop, his short fiction has been published in numerous anthologies and on BoingBoing. His first published book is The Warrior Within.

KEFFY R. M. KEHRLI is a speculative fiction writer who currently lives on Long Island, where he’s working on a PhD in Genetics. He attended Clarion UCSD in 2008 and since then, his fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Apex, and Uncanny. In 2015, he launched GlitterShip, a podcast featuring LGBTQ short fiction. He is also a former editor of Shimmer Magazine.


We had a grand time (and ate way too many cookies) at our last event, a literary salon and cookie swap with Leo Vladimirsky and Zin E. Rocklyn on February 14. You can see many pictures from the event over here, but here are a few of our favorites:

From top to bottom: Leo reading by Liz Gorinsky, Zin reading by Puloma Mukherjee, crowd by Diana Pho, cookies by Alisa Tao.

To hear about future events in this series, please see our events page or just stay tuned!
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