The wait is over, friends. Marcher Lord Press has just opened its doors.
Why is this a big deal? Because so many for so long have lamented the lack of Christian speculative novels on the market. The reasons are many, but Marcher Lord Press is hoping to change the trend.
Says Marcher Lord Press's website:
"Whether it's fantasy you love, or science fiction, time travel, chillers, supernatural thrillers, alternate history, spiritual warfare, superhero, vampire, or technothriller—if it's speculative and it comes from the Christian worldview, Marcher Lord Press is your publisher."
Created by author and editor Jeff Gerke (a.k.a author Jefferson Scott), read more about the dream behind the house here.
What type of fiction does Marcher Lord Press seek?
"Marcher Lord Press publishes only the coolest speculative stories from the Christian worldview. So if you've got one you think is amazing but you realize the traditional Christian publishing industry is not the place for you, you're in the right place." Read more about what they're looking for here.
When can we expect to see the first novels published?
Says Jeff, "The Web page went live October 1, 2007. God willing, the publishing company itself will officially launch one year later, on October 1, 2008. On that day we will release three original novels by three wonderful Christian novelists. At this writing I had two of them locked down and a third in negotiation, so I can't reveal anything yet. But rest assured they will be fabulous. Keep checking the Marcher Lord Press site for details and updates. And be sure to go there and register to win one of the awesome prizes we'll be giving away at the launch day event. There will even be bonus goodies for those who purchase one or more Marcher Lord Press novels on the day of the launch."
What exactly is a Marcher Lord?
For that interesting story, you'll have to click here.
Also, be sure to check out the Marcher Lord Press gallery here. There are some cool images here, plus you'll have the chance to re-watch the opening animation sequence of the website.