Welcome to Blue Crow Publishing, LLC

Blue Crow Publishing: A Small Press with Big Dreams

We are an independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction founded in 2016. We publish fiction of a variety of genres under our Blue Crow Books imprint, and nonfiction, including memoir and social commentary, under our Raven Books imprint. Our Young Adult imprint, Goldenjay Books, will publish its first titles in the fall of 2017.

We are also an independent online bookstore. We sell our paperback titles on our website e-bookstore. If you buy our books here (rather than through Amazon.com), more money goes to small press authors.

To stay apprised of our book launches and of our open submission periods, follow us on social media and subscribe to our eletter. We would we love to connect with you.

Are we accepting submissions? We always accept submissions via referral. Otherwise, please see our submissions page.

What does #OwnVoices mean?

We here at Blue Crow Publishing express a preference for #OwnVoices books on our Submissions page, and in our call for submissions for our Young Adult Anthology, happening now. There have been some questions about what Own Voices means, so we thought we'd answer them,...

Pre-Order Now! SEXISM ED by Kelly J. Baker

We're delighted to tell you that our next release, SEXSIM ED: ESSAYS ON GENDER AND LABOR IN ACADEMIA (Raven Books), by Kelly J. Baker, is up for pre-order! The academy claims to be a meritocracy, in which the best and brightest graduate students gain employment as...

Raven Books Author Readings

Two of our Raven Books authors did readings recently, and we have pictures! Kelly J. Baker did a reading from Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces to a full house at Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida. Here's what Karen Kelsky, author of The Professor is In, has to...

Write with THE SUN in the NC Mountains!

On May 18-20, The Sun will host a weekend writing retreat at Wildacres in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. I will be one of five instructors to lead writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. (You can find out more about these instructors and read about...