QUEER COMPANY 3 – Early bird rate extended!

Following our recent Twelve Days of Christmas discount promotion, we have decided to retain the Early Bird registration rate of £50.00 until January 31. Full details are available here!

There are still places available at QUEER COMPANY 3, so if you would like to grab a place at the discounted rate now would be a very good moment to do so.

We look forward very much to seeing you all in Manchester at the end of April!

New reviews of SPRING FLOWERING, A TIME TO KEEP

Actually, as we don’t always get notified when new reviews appear, these are a few weeks old by now – the festive season having intervened. Nevertheless we’re always delighted when reviewers take the time to comment on our work!

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On 25 November 2017 Dee England at Love Bytes Reviews gave this assessment of Farah Mendlesohn’s debut novel SPRING FLOWERING:

This wasn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t for me. If you enjoy historical lesbian fiction with an extremely languid pace, and a sex scene or two to spice it up, this could be just the ticket.

Disappointing as this is, we do understand that it’s not possible to hit the bullseye every time – and we’re also aware that many readers consider the book’s leisurely construction one of its greatest assets – so we’ll thank the reviewer for their time and politely agree to disagree on this one, we think!

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Also at Love Bytes Reviews, Becca – in a review published on December 13 – delivered an emotional response to Morgan Cheshire’s Rainbow Award winning A TIME TO KEEP.

This book was exceptional. It depicts the life of two very young lovers as they start their journey and live their lives. […] The story weaves you on a path full of love, hope and loss in a very … almost poetic way.

Having witnessed the writing process at close quarters we know this review will mean a great deal to the author, so on Morgan’s behalf we’d like to thank the reviewer for her most encouraging words.

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It’s not impossible that there are more reviews, of these and other MANIFOLD PRESS titles, which haven’t reached us yet at Megaheadquarters. If you know of one that we haven’t mentioned, on a substantive review site or blog, please don’t assume we’ve seen it and ignored it; the day-to-day practicalities of keeping the Press going often mean that things get missed accidentally, and we’re always grateful for a timely reminder!

Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Twelve winner

Dear Readers

We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in this year’s festive giveaway. The winner for Day Twelve is Julia, who chose Dorian Dawes’s innovative fantasy horror anthology HARBINGER ISLAND. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Julia!

To those who entered and didn’t win, we hope very much that this won’t put you off exploring our varied back catalogue; there quite literally is something there for every taste! And to those who did win, we know you’ll enjoy your books … and what better way could there be of keeping the New Year Blues at bay?

Our three new titles – APPOINTED LIMITS by Jay Lewis Taylor, and A TASTE OF COPPER and SHEEP’S CLOTHING, both by Elin Gregory, will be out on 1 February – but we’ll be keeping in touch between now and then. Meanwhile, thank you again for joining in – and we wish you all a healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2018.

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Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Eleven winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

We’d like to thank everyone for their patience, and apologise once again for the delay in today’s draw which was really beyond our control. The winner for Day Eleven is Alison, who has chosen Julie Bozza’s delightful homage to an extraordinary evening at the theatre A NIGHT WITH THE NIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE. Julie will be emailing that to you shortly, Alison!

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi, Nova, Little Bear, Ellie and Alison can all enter again, but Dei is ineligible.)

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

The final draw will be made at 12 noon UK time tomorrow, so there is one last chance to win. Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

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Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Ten winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

The winner for Day Ten is Dei again, who this time chose IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME by R.A. Padmos. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Dei!

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi, Nova, Little Bear and Ellie can all enter again, but Dei is now ineligible.)

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

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ADVANCE NOTICE

For reasons beyond our control, we’re likely to be making Saturday’s draw (Day Eleven) a few hours late. Any entries submitted after 12.00 on Saturday will automatically be rolled over to the final draw on Sunday. We’re sorry about this, but unfortunately we’re unable to avoid it and hope you will be patient with us in the meantime.

Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Nine winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

The winner for Day Nine is Ellie, who chose COINS NOT ACCEPTED by Chris Quinton. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Ellie!

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi, Nova, Little Bear, Dei and Ellie are all eligible to enter again.) [Irreverent editor note: this is starting to get like one of those memory games, isn’t it, like ‘I went to the shop and I bought… ‘]

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

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ADVANCE NOTICE

For reasons beyond our control, we’re likely to be making Saturday’s draw (Day Eleven) a few hours late. Any entries submitted after 12.00 on Saturday will automatically be rolled over to the final draw on Sunday. We’re sorry about this, but unfortunately we’re unable to avoid it and hope you will be patient with us in the meantime.

Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Eight winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

The winner for Day Eight is Dei, who chose Morgan Cheshire’s 2017 Rainbow Award winner A TIME TO KEEP. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Dei!

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi, Nova, Little Bear and Dei are all eligible to enter again.)

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Seven winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

The winner for Day Six is Little Bear, who chose ARDENT by Heloise West. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Little Bear!

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi, Nova and Little Bear are all eligible to enter again.)

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

Our Famous Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Six winner

Dear Readers

Once again, we’re delighted to be marking the festive season with a giveaway of titles from our back catalogue. From 26 December to 6 January we’re giving away one free ebook per day, with the draws being made as close as possible to 12.00 midday UK time daily.

The winner for Day Six is Nova, who chose Chris Quinton‘s haunting COINS NOT ACCEPTED. Fiona will be emailing that to you shortly, Nova.

Draws are made using random.org, and the requested book emailed to the lucky recipient usually within twenty-four hours. If you win once, please feel free to enter again – although two wins will disqualify you thereafter! (Yvonne, Chris, Glenn, Rachel, Didi and Nova are all eligible to enter again.)

To enter, click here for the Book Giveaways form. This opens in a new window or tab. You’ll be asked for your first name (or whichever name you’d like to use), an email address, which title you’d like, and in which format. All these fields must be completed before clicking the Submit button.

Only Manifold Press admins will be able to see the details you enter on the form. However, please be aware that we’ll share the winner’s name and choice of title when we announce the result the following day – so, if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please indicate that in the name field of the form.

Also please note that comments made on this post are not screened other than via the usual WordPress security. All comments on this post will in effect be public.

All our current titles are available for the giveaway, but only in electronic formats.

So, this is a good opportunity to sit back, relax, and browse our titles; experiment with the work of a new author, or complete the backlist of a favourite – the choice is yours!

Good luck, and a Happy New Year to you all!

New titles for 1 February announced today!

We’re proud to announce three wonderful titles from Manifold Press stalwarts – available for pre-order now, and released on 1 February!


From Jay Lewis Taylor we have an anthology of short stories, APPOINTED LIMITS, following the unpredictable love-life of Naval surgeon John Amery throughout the dramatic early years of the twentieth century. An earthquake and the run-up to and aftermath of war profoundly affect not only his life but also those of his friends and acquaintances – and fans of Jay’s writing will notice some characters familiar from other books making ‘guest appearances’ along the way.

Pre-order links for APPOINTED LIMITS:


We’re also delighted to be hosting a new, slightly revised edition of Elin Gregory’s popular short novel A TASTE OF COPPER – a tale of mediaeval France, of jousting knights, of hopeless quests, and of Olivier’s selfless unrequited love for his stubborn and inflexible master. When all Olivier cares about is Maheris, and all Maheris cares about is his duty, it takes something quite out of the ordinary to bring them together at last.

Pre-order links for A TASTE OF COPPER:

Last but certainly not least is another revised, pre-loved story from Elin Gregory: SHEEP’S CLOTHING. Whether or not you’re into shifters, we’re sure you’ll love this tale of Darren Murchison, reluctant werewolf. He moves to Welsh sheep country in the hopes of simplifying his life – but of course such intentions are always doomed to go awry. Combining Elin’s emotional insight with her clever sense of humour and terrific storytelling, SHEEP’S CLOTHING will delight anyone who loves a good yarn.

Pre-order links for SHEEP’S CLOTHING:

ESPRESSO SHOTS is an informal imprint which features long stories and novellas. If you want to read more about this imprint, please check out our blog post. The cover image is the same for all titles, so we chose an image that evokes the comforts – and the stimulations – of the reading experience itself.


We are absolutely sure you’ll find plenty here for your reading pleasure!