So far in 2021...
Atmosphere authors have sold thousands and thousands of books across five continents, received starred or featured reviews with Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and have even appeared on a giant billboard in Times Square in New York City. We've had books with 1000+ first-month sales in four different genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children's), and our Author Connect program is uniting our authors with each other like no other press.
This year Atmosphere Press has pledged to donate to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The National Defense Against Homelessness, The World Wildlife Federation’s Worldwide Fund For Nature, and, of course, the World Literacy Foundation so as to encourage heightened access to that most valuable of skills: reading. These organizations are representative of the values that the team at Atmosphere Press holds dear!
Booklist called Peter Friedrichs' And the Stars Kept Watch “a flawless first novel” in which “Emotions run high; keep the hankies handy.”
Meanwhile, Booklife called Elizabeth Kirschner's Because the Sky is a Thousand Soft Hurts an editor's pick(!) and a “haunting debut...a powerhouse of language."
Not to be outdone, a starred(!) Kirkus review called Allyson S. Barkley’s A Memory of Light “an understated and atmospheric tale from a strong new voice in the genre.”
Kid Ferrous Reviews said Blackland – written by African American philosopher Dr. Richard A. Jones – is “a powerful and vital work about the Black experience in a future USA. [Blackland is] the Black Ulysses.”
Meanwhile, Lambda Literary, which champions LGBTQ books and authors, says Madeline Farber's Less On That Later “reminds readers that relationships are the point; we celebrate vulnerability, authenticity, and connection, despite the pain they may also bring.”
WHAT OUR AUTHORS SAY
Because we'd love to see what you've built.
Atmosphere Press is an author-first collaborative publisher open to book-length submissions in all genres year-round. We have no restrictive guidelines, other than to send us something good! We use a model in which the author funds the work behind the project, but keeps 100% rights, royalties, and artistic autonomy. You can learn more about how we serve authors via our FAQ and our Testimonials. You can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, submit through Submittable, or simply fill out the form below!
Here We Go Loop De Loop, by William Jack Sibley
To Let Myself Go, by Kimberly Olivera Lainez
Embargo on Hope, by Justin Doyle
Words of a Feather Hawked Together, by Linda Marie Hilton
The Unsolvable Intrigue: An Anthology of Poetry and Short Stories, by D.C. Stoy
Scorpion's Tail, by G. Stan Jones
I Am Not Young And I Will Die With This Car In My Garage, by Blake Rong
Love, Air, by Lawdenmarc Decamora
Uko's Legacy, by Rod Panos
The Swing: A Muse's Memoir about Keeping the Artist Alive, by Susan Dennis
Saints of Sacred Madness, by Joyce Kessel