Snowy Wings Publishing is an independent, author-run publisher of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. We were founded in 2016 by a diverse group of authors from a variety of publishing backgrounds—from traditionally-published authors looking to breathe new life into old works or revitalize their careers by taking control of their new series, to veteran indie authors wanting to share their expertise in a group environment and branch into markets previously accessible only in traditional spheres.
We are an UN-traditional publisher focused on providing authors with a team that supports and boosts each other, while also enabling each author flexibility and independence. In a time when the publishing industry is in a constant state of flux, we strive to chart our own course and find a new way that unites traditional and independent publishing to bring our works to all readers, whether they be committed Kindle owners, print book hoarders, or library lovers.
The Co-Op Advantage: The Best of Both Worlds
Co-op publishing is a unique publishing experience that marries the best parts of indie and traditional publishing. Want to maintain creative control, keep the rights to your books and 100% of your royalties, but still want access to markets typically only available with a traditional publisher? That’s possible through co-op publishing.
Because we’re an author-run cooperative rather than a for-profit business, we are able to support the wide variety of publishing goals our individual authors wish to pursue, rather than sticking with a one-size-fits-all model. We are proud to amplify voices and stories that other publishers might consider “too risky” or “not marketable.” We believe in letting stories speak for themselves, and we are gratified by the positive reception that our books have received from industry professionals (see our Critical Acclaim section below).
Info & Availability
Snowy Wings Publishing is a proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
Our paperbacks and hardcovers are available through Ingram Content Group and its distribution partners (including Baker & Taylor) and through Brodart Books to schools and libraries. Many of our ebooks are also available through Overdrive, Bibliotheca, Hoopla, Baker & Taylor, Follett TitleWave, and/or Biblioboard. If you’re a librarian interested in acquiring our books for your library system, please feel free to sign up for our librarian newsletter, or contact us for more information!
Critical Acclaim for SWP Books
SWP publishes books that are award-winning and critically-acclaimed. We’re proud of our authors’ achievements and their accomplishments in the highly competitive publishing world!
★ “Full of action, magic, and intrigue.” – Foreword Reviews on A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani, starred review
★ “A fairy tale that goes beyond happily-ever-after, exploring the vigilance and will needed to achieve justice and equity.” – Kirkus Reviews on A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani, starred review
“Humorous and heartfelt.” –Foreword Reviews on The Worst Villain Ever by Amy Bearce
“A lighthearted and entertaining play on the title’s double meaning.” – Kirkus Reviews on The Worst Villain Ever by Amy Bearce
“Fun supernatural thrills.” – Kirkus Reviews on Thelma Bee in Toil and Treble by Erin Petti
“Full of flavor, SCRUMPTIOUS is a sweet novel about a young chef navigating challenges both inside and outside of the kitchen.” – Foreword Reviews on Scrumptious by Jennie K. Brown
“Suspense mounts as the friends come to realize that the sinister forces may be far beyond what they, and even their powerful friends, can handle.” – School Library Journal on Gods and Demons by Selenia Paz
“Paz crafts a fantasy adventure…imbued with a mystery that should keep people reading.” – Booklist on Life and Death by Selenia Paz
“The beginning of an elegant, spirited rebellion saga.” – Kirkus Reviews on Starswept by Mary Fan
“A dark, suspenseful, and romantic ride!” – USA Today on Deception So Deadly by Clara Kensie
“Carefully chosen images and rich language set the tone for [Klasky’s] unique society, ably sketched through references to familiar customs and proprieties whose meaning can be intuited by readers.” – The Horn Book on Keara’s Raven: Escape by Mindy Klasky
“A darkly romantic beginning to what promises to be an unusual contemporary YA fantasy series.” – USA Today on All the Tales We Tell by Annie Cosby
Awards, Medals & Distinctions
Indie Author Project Select Book: Ballad of the Beanstalk by Amy McNulty (2021, YA Fiction)
Readers’ Favorite Book Awards: Honorable Mention – Between Worlds by Micky O’Brady (2020, YA Romance)
Soon to be Famous™ Illinois Author Project Award: Finalist – Orbit by Leigh Hellman (2019, YA Fiction)
Two-Time Missouri Author Project Award Winner – Annie Cosby with All the Tales We Tell (2018, YA Fiction) and The Daughters of Morrigan (2020, YA Fiction)
New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing: Solo Medalist Winner – Phoenix Descending by Dorothy Dreyer (2018, YA Fantasy)
YARWA Athena Award: Second Place – Starswept by Mary Fan (2018, YA Speculative Fiction)
Foreword INDIES Silver Award: Winner – Starswept by Mary Fan (2017, YA Fiction)
Indie Author Project Select Book: Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari (2017, YA Fiction)
Press & Interviews
New Adult & Adult Fiction
In February 2019, most of our NA titles were moved to our sister imprint, Crimson Fox Publishing (previously Animus Ferrum Publishing and Caleo Press—see this post for more information). Our sister imprint uses the same co-op model as Snowy Wings Publishing. If you’re interested in the co-op model of publishing but don’t write YA or kidlit, keep an eye on CFP’s submissions periods!