About Us

 

History

Vagabondage Press was established in Spring 2008 in order to publish fiction and non-fiction that examines life in all its lovely ambiguity, grittiness, glory, and despair.

In June 2008, we launched The Battered Suitcase, a literary and art journal. In January 2013, we introduced two imprints: Battered Suitcase Press for literary and mainstream fiction and Vagabondage Romance for romance and erotica. In September 2013, we launched the Dark Alley Press imprint for horror, paranormal, Gothic, Steampunk, and dark fiction. In January 2016, we launched Strange Fictions Press, an imprint for science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism, and in January 2017, we opened its periodical publication, Strange Fictions SciFi & Fantasy ‘Zine.

Philosophy

We look for unique characters, anti-heroines, new ways of looking at universal concepts and old ways of looking at the new and frightening. We are interested in publishing writing that examines what makes us human — the details that turn a day into a memory, a person into someone unforgettable, and moments that veer between the ordinary and the fantastic.

We’re particularly interested in the question of what it means to be human, the exploration of relationships as a means for transformation and the complexity of the human psyche. Rich characterization, vulnerability, shifts in consciousness, alternate reality, music, wit, restlessness, sensuality and the exploration of personality are what we gravitate toward.

We hold the unique and simple belief that good writing transcends genre. We dislike the tendency in mainstream publishing to categorize and pigeonhole authors and their work into literary ghettos. Vagabondage Press has a commitment to providing an alternative.

Imprints

Dark Alley Press produces full-length novels in the horror and dark fiction genre. It is also the imprint for “Ink Stains: A Dark Literary Fiction Anthology,” published on a quarterly basis, and available in both print and ebook format.

Strange Fictions Press produces novels and novellas in the science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction genre. It is also the imprint for the Strange Fictions SF&F ‘Zine, an online, old-school SciFi/Fantasy zine.

Battered Suitcase Press publishes literary and mainstream fiction, as well as the non-defunct art and literary journal, The Battered Suitcase.

Contact

Managing Owner/Strange Fictions Editor: Fawn Neun

Managing Owner/Dark Alley Press Editor: N. Apythia Morges

Inquiries: info@vagabondagepress.com

Mailing address:

Vagabondage Press LLC
PO Box 3563
Apollo Beach, FL 33572