Fantastic Fiction Publishing is an indie publisher specializing in intelligent fiction to be available in multiple formats: ebook, print, audio and online.
Fantastic Fiction Publishing is divided into imprints for different types of themes. ForbiddenFiction.com is our erotic fiction line and the first of several imprints planned. Also in the works are: OtherWorldsFiction.com (science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction), Empassioned.com (a romance line), and CoreTextBooks.com (a non-fiction imprint). To submit work, go to the webpage for an imprint and follow the directions given at that site.
We currently publish and distribute ebooks and print of all lengths both through this website and third party vendors.
Eventually, much of our fiction will be serialized, available free on our imprint websites. Original, cutting edge novels will be published a chapter a week, with the option to buy an e-book or print copy at any time. All members will have the option of commenting and interacting with authors in a community-style environment. Paying members will have access to bonus material in addition to the free stories.
Fantastic Fiction Publishing is an independent publisher. We believe in quality literature from feminist, queer-friendly, and highly diverse authorial and narrative perspectives. Fantastic Fiction is an umbrella group that will support several imprints, starting with ForbiddenFiction.com for intelligent, progressive erotica. We serve readers who want accessible fiction for the digital age; so we publish our works in ebook form (without DRM) and print, and plan to publish in audio and online serialization formats.
D.M. Atkins, Publisher & Managing Editor (2011-Present)
Atkins provides Fantastic Fiction Publishing with the management skills, business acumen and publishing knowledge from over thirty years in the publishing industry. Atkins has Bachelor degrees in both Professional Writing and Anthropology and a Masters in Anthropology. Atkins has worked in a variety of roles including journalist, graphic designer, editor, managing editor and publisher. Atkins has both fiction novels and non-fiction books in print, as well over a hundred articles in newspapers, magazines, journals and online. Atkins has an extensive and varied experience editing—as managing editor of both local newspapers and an international trade magazine; as publisher and editor of a science fiction and fantasy magazine; and academic research articles as the editor of both anthologies and journals in sexuality studies.
Rylan Hunter, Senior Story Editor (2011-Present)
Hunter has been with Fantastic Fiction Publishing since our start in 2012. Hunt is an expert at helping writers find the best in their stories. Rylan has been creating and writing stories since he was a child. A strange talent for spelling and punctuation took him on a new path and he began editing nearly a decade ago. After working with several talented writers who encouraged his efforts, Rylan began to write more seriously and currently has one book that he’s co-authored at JoyBoy Island. He also has a variety of erotic and social awareness poetry that can be seen at APL and CroWolf sites. Rylan has several writing projects in progress.
Lon Sarver, Senior Story Editor (2012-Present)
Sarver brings to Fantastic Fiction Publishing both editing talent and experience working authors. He has worked with D.M. Atkins on a number of anthology projects and fictional works previously and has been working with Fantastic Fiction Publishing since our start in 2012. He has degrees in psychology and counseling, which can be applied to both the analysis of fictional characters and the assistance of frenzied and frustrated authors working through seemingly endless revisions. Sarver is also fluent in the arcane dialects spoken by publishers, a resource needed by nearly any author.
Siol na Tine, Artist & Designer (2013-Present)
Siol na Tine brings a combination of artistic vision with internet savvy to cover design and web art for Fantastic Fiction Publishing. Fine art and digital design, folklore studies, psychology, computer programming, and years in the tech industry may seem like a strange combination, but here they make for a versatile designer. Siol na Tine has college degrees in Network Programming, Liberal Arts (Math & Engineering Focus), and Religious Studies. Soil na Tine has been working with FFP since 2013.
Kaye O’Malley, Webmaster, Bookkeeper & Production Editor (2013-Present)
O’Malley brings management skills to the Fantastic Fiction Publishing offices, organizing records and managing resources, production for both ebook and print, as well as webmaster for the FFP websites. O’Malley has a 2016 certificate in bookkeeping and has been training with Fantastic Fiction Publishing since 2013.
Inactive Team Members:
Nola Bee, Designer & Marketing Assistant (2014-2016)
Nola Bee contributes a background in photography, anthropology and advertising. With an abundance of curiosity towards the publishing and marketing world, Bee lends her talents to support and assist the rest of the team. Nola is working on a Masters Degree in Marketing.
Derrick N. Davidson, Web & Office Assistant (2013-2016)
Davidson provides FFP with crucial technical skills. He is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Although Davidson is primarily focused in Computer Science, he has earned numerous awards, including a scholarship, in Mathematics. Using these skills, he hopes to better the business as a whole by making the website easier to navigate and understand. Davidson also hopes to learn from this experience, expanding his knowledge on programming, business, and web development as he goes. In addition, thanks to his meticulous nature, Davidson is an excellent line editor and proofreader.
Erika L Firanc, Production Editor (2012-2016)
Firanc is FFP’s book layout and ebook formatting specialist. She has a lifelong passion for document conversion and an obsession with ebooks and portable reading devices. She’s extensively researched the legalities and logistics of publishing in the digital age, and loves opportunities to put that awareness into practice. Erika has over twenty-five years’ professional experience in desktop publishing and has worked with digital archiving for more than ten years.
James L. Wolf, Story Editor (2013-2016)
James L. Wolf is a Story Editor and author at at FFP. He has taught writing workshops and classes for diverse populations of children, adolescents and adults; this includes people in substance abuse treatment and college-level students. Wolf has an Bachelors degree in Women Studies, a Masters degree in Education, and a Masters degree in Social Work.
Elizabeth Anne Tanner, Story Editor (2014)
Tanner has been writing and editing for over ten years, with articles published in Nursing magazines. She works as a registered nurse and has a theatre degree which helps in a broad range of subjects when working on novels and with authors.
T.J. Alden, Story Editor (2015)
Alden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies, has a background in copy writing, and possesses strong interpersonal skills. A veteran teacher, she currently reviews books online and enjoys working with authors as a beta reader.
Kel Draves, Story Editor (2014)
Draves began working with as an intern us right out of college, after completing a undergraduate degree in business, and has since become a regular story and line editor.
Emma Williams, Editorial & Marketing Intern (2017)
As a intern, Emma Williams is eager to bring her experience with proofreading and critical thinking skills to the team at FFP as she learns about the world of publishing. Emma is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a deep-rooted love of literature, especially fiction and fantasy.
Ava Verdugo, Editorial & Marketing Intern (2017)
Ava Verdugo brings experience in copy editing and technical writing to FFP. She is a graduate student studying English Literature and Creative Writing, and looks forward to learning more about online publishing.
G. Rose, Editorial Intern (2017)
G. Rose brings to FFP a love of reading and a drive to learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Rose is currently a student at U.C .Berkeley majoring in English and Creative Writing, and aspires to pursue writing following her graduation in the spring of next year.
Maria Thompson, Publishing Assistant Intern (Fall 2016)
Maria Thompson is majoring in English Literature. With an interest in fiction, Maria is excited to learn about the world of publishing and to bring her skills to help assist the team.
Khanh Le, Database Intern (Fall 2016)
Khanh Le has a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics. He has a deep interests in back end web development and dynamic responsive web design. He utilizes his skills as a web developer to better improve the business website architecture and user interface experience.
Natia Pisces, Publishing Assistant Intern (Summer 2016)
Natia Pisces is an intern with Forbidden Fiction as well as a college student majoring in business. She is excited to bring her skills with office management to the team as she learns about the publishing business.
Alex Burgess, Editorial & Marketing Intern (Summer 2016)
Alex Burgess has a bachelor’s degree in English. She has a modest background in theater and creative writing, and extensive experience taking care of cats. Alex is eager to dive into the publishing world and work alongside the Forbidden Fiction team as a marketing intern.
D.R. Vaughn, Editorial Intern (Summer 2016)
D.R. Vaughn brings to the FFP team her experience in copyediting, fiction and poetry editing, and proofreading from working with various newspapers and literary magazines throughout high school and college. Over the years, she has cultivated a deep love and connection with books, reading, writing and the technical aspect of the English language. She has her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
Sally Anderson, Editorial Intern (Summer 2016)
As a new intern, Anderson brings her background in English and Feminist Studies to FFP. Her concentrations in Professional Writing and LGBTQ Studies offer a critical literary and theoretical approach to the genre of intelligent erotic fiction. With experience in academic publishing and editing, Anderson looks forward to exploring independent publishing through FFP.
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