The Star and the Ocean

When May Alana, a scorned and anxiety-ridden young woman, finds a stranger on the beach of her remote island home, she wonders if this is the adventurous, accepting, and loving answer to her otherwise cloistered life. But as the pair grow closer, the stranger entrusts May with her brilliant secret: that she is half-Star in possession of otherworldly powers, and…

The Wind and the Horizon

May Alana and her Starborn girlfriend, Em, have been on the run for a year. Every move they make keeps them one step ahead of the Loyals; a group of zealots who seek to find and destroy anyone born of Star magic. But Em’s dangerous past is catching up with them — fast. Soon their desire for freedom—and their relationship…

The Fire and the Sky by Maggie Derrick

The Fire and the Sky

Separated from her Starborn girlfriend, Em, and the rogue group of Wishes known as WIND, May Alana knows she can’t go back to life she once knew. Now, armed with a family secret that could help put an end to the chaotic power of the ruthless Loyals once and for all, May strikes out in search of the long lost…

emerge 19

Local and international writers converge to create emerge 19, a powerful anthology now in its 19th year, filled with intrepid and haunting stories. Explore a tiny universe within a shard of glass, find lullabies for insomniacs and follow the kidnapping of a magical cat. In this collection, you will find prose and poetry that lay new ground, whether it be…

Love & Bubbles: A Collection of Queer Underwater Love Stories

Dive into romance with these twelve stories of queer love under the sea! Love & Bubbles is a short fiction anthology of love stories united by an underwater theme and featuring characters from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Go on a deep-sea voyage to study a brand-new species alongside a cute, distracted scientist. Discover your magic with a water witch and…