Pink Narcissus is a small press publisher founded in 2010 that specializes in speculative fiction with an LGBTQ+ and feminist slant.
Heroic quests. Epic battles. Worlds populated with monsters, errant knights, faerie folk, wizards and dragons. These are all fine things in our opinion, and we seek out the original in the traditional.
However, even we sometimes tire of hanging around in the cold, damp castle until the king sends us off on a another quest for another magic sword. Therefore dark fantasy, urban fantasy, literary fantasy, and crossovers with science fiction and horror are also welcome.
Other genres we like served straight up include magic realism, the new weird, and soft sociological science fiction.
We are LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome themes of alternative sexuality. People of color, people with disabilities, and women are also highly encouraged to submit their work to us.
Now available: The Knife's Daughter by Andrew Coletti
Your mother needed you to be a prince.
When your father was slain and your mother fled into exile, the prophecy was her only comfort. The child in her belly would be a prince, it said, who would wield his father’s sword, avenge his death and take back his throne.
But when the time came, your mother didn’t have a boy.
She had you.
“The Knife’s Daughter is a lyrical, moving tale of identity and duty. The story combines the magic and wonder of the quest-based fairy tales of old with a complex exploration of gender roles and identity... It takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it completely on its head. Heartbreaking, magical, and completing engrossing, this story will break your heart and then put it back together stronger than it was before.” - Terri Bruce, author of the Afterlife series
Cover design by Dante Saunders.
Now available: The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories by KJ Kabza
Ramshead Jones has a billionaire father, a dysfunctional family, and a shocking secret nestled in the hedge maze in his backyard: Earth's only portal to hundreds of other realities. When Ramshead's unwitting father decides to rip the hedge maze out, Ramshead is forced to use dangerous magic to move the portal before it's destroyed, too—unless the deadly maze of other family secrets that come to light destroys him first.
In The Ramshead Algorithm and Other Stories, sand cats speak, ghost bikes roll, corpses disappear, and hedge mazes are more bewildering than you've ever imagined. These 11 fantasy and science fiction stories from KJ Kabza have been dubbed "Sublime" (Tangent), "Rich" (SFRevu), and "Ethereal" (Quick Sip Reviews) and will take you deep into other astonishing realities that not even Ramshead has discovered.
Introduction by Gordon Van Gelder.
Cover design and interior illustrations by Dante Saunders.
Our Brave Boy World: A Transman Anthology is now available in trade paperback and for the Kindle!
We give a special thanks to artist Dante Saunders for his work on this project. More of Dante's work can be found on various social media, including deviantArt and tumblr.
Edited by Michael Takeda, Brave Boy World includes stories by Bo Balder, K.C. Ball, Deven Balsam, Jaap Boekestein, Keyan Bowes, Eric Del Carlo, Nicole Jinks-Fredrick, Ryan Kelly, Ace Lo, Brit Mandelo, Everett Maroon, M. Raoulee, Jes Rausch, Dave Riser, Maverick Smith, Noa Josef Sperber, J. Daniel Stone, Rafael S.W., and Edd Vick.
View the trailer for Heather Fowler's Beautiful Ape Girl Baby (June 2016).