Paper Golem LLC was founded on 8 November 2006 to address several under-served niches.
First among these was the vast pool of tremendously talented up-and-coming writers, as well as many already arrived writers who are still brushing off their shoes. Call it “paying it forward” or recalling our own roots, but as authors ourselves, the editors at Paper Golem believe these fresh writers are the life-blood of fiction. Nurturing their work at the beginning of their careers is a critical task, one we are proud to take up.
Second, we strive to provide a home for novella-length fiction. Many a talented writer has observed that the novella is the ideal length for our genre, but it’s also one which has been under-utilized because so few markets exist for it. As readers, we’re tired of missing out on brilliantly written stories simply because there’s nowhere for their authors to sell them. The results will amaze and delight you.
Some of our practices and views may be seen as unconventional, ill-advised, and probably impractical. All of which is another way of saying that this small press exists more as a labor of love than a business venture. We’re okay with that. Actually, it’s remarkably freeing.
We hope you’ll enjoy the books we’ve helped bring into the world. We want you to follow our authors on to other works, other projects. And we wish you unending delight in your reading, regardless of where you find it, or who wrote it, because we believe a good story allows readers to transcend their own mortal existence. Who wouldn’t want that for everyone?