Snowy Wings Publishing is an independent, author-driven 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 the marketing and support of a traditional publisher? That’s possible through co-op publishing. We think of ourselves as the difference between a credit union and a bank: our focus is on helping our members succeed rather than turning over a profit. From a team of in-house professionals to a built-in support system for your publishing questions and marketing strategies, we have all the best features of an independent publishing house with the additional advantage of providing our authors with the autonomy that comes with self-publishing.
Our paperbacks and hardcovers are available through Ingram Content Group and its distribution partners (including Baker & Taylor) and through Brodart Books and Follett TitleWave to schools and libraries. Many of our ebooks are also available through Overdrive, Bibliotheca, Hoopla, Baker & Taylor, 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!
“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
“Paz crafts a fantasy adventure…imbued with a mystery that should keep people reading.” – Booklist on Life and Death by Selenia Paz
“A fascinating read [that] gave me a lot to think about.” – Readers Favorite on Orbit by Leigh Hellman
“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
Romance Writers of America RITA® Award: Winner – Deception So Deadly by Clara Kensie (2015, Best First Book)
Foreword INDIES Silver Award: Winner – Starswept by Mary Fan (2017, YA Fiction)
YARWA Athena Award: Second Place – Starswept by Mary Fan (2018, YA Speculative Fiction)
New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing: Solo Medalist Winner – Phoenix Descending by Dorothy Dreyer (2018, YA Fantasy)
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)
Soon to be Famous™ Illinois Author Project Award: Finalist – Orbit by Leigh Hellman (2019, YA Fiction)
Readers’ Favorite Book Awards: Honorable Mention – Between Worlds by Micky O’Brady (2020, YA Romance)
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!