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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Publishers

Whippleshield Books

Whippleshield Books

Founded: 2012
Founded by: Ian Sales
Titles/Circulation: 0


Whippleshield Books is a small press based in the UK which focuses exclusively on literary hard science fiction and space fiction. We believe that science fiction does not need implausible gosh-wow special effects and over-the-top space-operatics in order to be good science fiction. There is more than sufficient drama and wonder in the real universe.

The press was founded in April 2012 by Ian Sales, initially to publish his Apollo Quartet series of linked novellas. From the start, it was always intended that Whippleshield Books would be open to submissions of a particular type of science fiction of sufficiently high quality.

Whippleshield Books plans to publish no more than two to three books a year, as limited edition hardbacks, paperbacks and ebooks. Planned titles presently include the remaining three books of Ian Sales's Apollo Quartet, followed by a short collection of five linked short stories titled Space Age. Plus perhaps any suitable submission sent to us which we want to publish.

Submission Details

Whippleshield Books is open to submissions, but of a specific type of science fiction. We are looking for stories of between 15,000 and 30,000 words total of high literary quality but dealing with hard science fiction or space fiction topics. Short collections of linked short stories and/or novelettes which meet the above criteria are also acceptable.

To submit, send a synopsis only to

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Authors Published

• Ian Sales