About Mythos & Ink

Who we are and what we do.

Mythos & Ink is an independent press with a passion for great stories and the community built around them.

In addition to publishing science fiction, fantasy, and geeky nonfiction, we make spaces for writers to learn, grow, and become great authors through informative blog posts, writing resources, and a Discord community.

We work closely with our authors throughout the editing, publishing, publicity, and marketing processes to ensure everyone involved is passionate about the books we make. Check out our books!

Mythos & Ink is an independent publisher. We differ from traditional publishers in that we don’t give authors advances, we offer higher royalty rates than most large publishers, we work closely with our writers, and we only publish a few select books per year. We are not a vanity or subsidy press (i.e. we don’t charge fees to publish your book). If you would like us to consider your manuscript for publication, send us a query.

Book Publishing

We publish science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, and select nonfiction. We’re passionate about bringing undervalued voices to the printed page, those who have amazing stories to tell. And we looooove unique worldbuilding.

Audio Publishing

Read by voice actors and professionals, our audio books often include something a little extra, such as an interview with the author or a discussion after each chapter.

Community

Our Patreon page offers extra content, books, and other incentives, and our Discord community provides community for SFF fans—both readers and writers. We offer guidance, inspiration, and encouragement for aspiring authors.

Allison Alexander

Editorial Director

Allison (she/her) is an earthbending bard from Hoth who loves other-worldly stories. After studying English and Publishing at university, she found her home in books, and now she writes and edits full time. Her favourite parts about her job at Mythos & Ink are working with authors and artists, collaborating with other creatives, and making words come alive.

During chill time, Allison can be found in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away, probably in the company of her husband and imaginary pet owl.

Favourite Books: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Sabriel by Garth Nix, Murderbot by Martha Wells, Shannara by Terry Brooks, The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Emma Skrumeda

Editorial Assistant

Emma (she/her) is a makeup artist, writer, and history nerd. She loves lists, hates all things cherry-flavoured, and bears the reputation of cursed dice-roller. Words and quibbling are two of her great passions, so editing is a perfect fit. 

Emma lives with her husband and their two cats in an apartment which boasts a greater number of swords than rooms. 

Favourite books: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Kyle Rudge

Business & Marketing Director

Kyle (he/him) has over ten years of experience in marketing and has been the program director and morning show host for two successful radio stations. He loves giving authors the individual attention they deserve and is passionate about working with science fiction and fantasy projects.

Kyle is a jungle main, a Ravenclaw, and the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast host! He’s a husband, a father of two humans, and a guardian of two furry companions. And he’s someone who loves seeing others reach their full creative potential.

Favourite Books: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Unhandsome Prince by John Moore, The Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins, Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Christiana Jones

Public Relations Director

Christiana (they/them) is a big ol’ geek who is obsessed with telling stories. After graduating with a diploma in photography, a diploma in creative communications, and a bachelors in rhetoric, writing, and communications, they have spent their career thus far finding tantalizing ways to explore a variety of narratives. They spend too much time on social media and love finding new and exciting ways to market, advertise, and publicize gripping tales.

During their free time, Christiana rages over not being a literal Jedi. They are spouse to a loving partner and parent to two very large and very spoiled cats. Ask them about their opinion on the Oxford Comma if you dare!

Favourite books: The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Kenobi by John Jackson Miller, Little Fish by Casey Plett, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

Kyla Neufeld

Copy Editor

Kyla Neufeld is a poet, writer, and editor who lives in Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory, with her Sith Lord husband and Nazgûl daughter. She has a wide range of editing experience from working with magazines and local publishing companies.

Kyla has been a geek since she read The Lord of the Rings at 13. Since then, she’s branched out to many sci-fi/fantasy worlds, including Hogwarts, Sunnydale, and the Old Kingdom. She’s interested in the intersections of geek culture, feminism, and social justice. She’s also a fan of mythology and is currently working on a series of poems about Norse creatures.

Alex Mellen

Proofreader

By night, Alex Mellen is a copyeditor for a network of daily newspapers in northeastern Ohio. By day (or even later night), she’s a freelance writer and editor who’s completed projects for Gilead Publishing, Livingstone, Adventures in Odyssey, Area of Effect magazine, and Havok magazine.

Alex has a degree in Professional Writing from Taylor University, where she got her first real taste of copyediting from joining the school newspaper staff. She’s never looked at commas the same way since. She enjoys movies, fantasy and sci-fi novels, piano, tabletop games, and coaching a Bible quizzing team at her church. She blogs irregularly at amediting.blogspot.com.

Join the Mythos & Ink Team!

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