StarkLight Press is an independent Canadian Publishing House devoted to printing and promoting the best in Speculative and Science Fiction, Immersive Fantasy and History writing available today. We believe that each story written is a doorway into another world. StarkLight Press opens and expands the reader’s view to those worlds through an in-depth approach we call Constellation Media. By combining the best in classic narrative fiction- such as short stories and novels with graphic novellas, interactive internet features, video, vlogging and interdimensional reality offerings- StarkLight offers to the public a vibrant and ever-expanding experience of the worlds we open to view through our stories.
The flagship universe at StarkLight Press is the Galactic Armed Forces (GAF) science fiction world, created in 2005 and expanding still through internet, live action role playing and graphic novel markets into an indie pop-culture phenomenon. With the addition of video media coming in late 2014, StarkLight Press plans to make the GAF-verse the model of its Constellation Media program. Audience members and fans can make active and vibrant contributions to the expansion and color of the GAF universe, bringing a special sense of ownership and belonging to the entertainment experience offered.
Future Constellation Media ventures include the Fantasy worlds of Dorian and I’snia. Linking many different worldsets together is the The Program at Green Hill. By tying the fictional worlds together through stories of interdimensional causality that center around the sleepy town of Green Hill, StarkLight Press is pleased to be the only media empire that allows the loyal fan the experience of engaging in their favorite characters’ experiences in many different realities at once.
The combination of author-created derivatives as well as the integration of fan fiction and interaction isn’t the only thing that sets apart StarkLight Press’ business model. We are the only publishing house in North America that devotes 50% of its yearly title quota to the publication of open submission short stories. By advancing the careers and exposure of today’s little-known, extremely talented authors, StarkLight Press upholds its commitment to sharing and maintaining the fantastic with audience members worldwide.
The best of the short stories contained in our StarkLight Short Story Compendiums will be provided with the same kind of nurturing creative foundation given to the GAF-verse. These new authors will be encouraged to develop and cross-pollinate their works through the ever-expanding world of our Constellation Media Programs.
In addition, StarkLight Press offers two poetry anthologies a year to up and coming poets from around the world.
We have also begun our historical non-fiction imprint, Arras Books. This imprint focuses purely on the little known histories of regions and areas around the world that are merely names on a map to most of us. By publishing family stories and historical overviews, we share the kind of magic, mystery, crime and triumph that typifies the best fiction, but is often overlooked merely because it had the misfortune of happening in what we call the ‘real world’. By emphasizing the spirtual aspect of family and regional histories, StarkLight Press hopes to bring the magic of fiction into the most seemingly mundane of places on planet Earth.
At StarkLight Press, we believe in our stories, and we support our Authors. We nurture and encourage our fans. We care about content, vision and loyalty to character, plot and universe. We care about sharing those remarkable tales with you, our audience.
– Tony Stark, Publisher and CEO, StarkLight Press.