“I have no more made my book than my book has made me.” – Montaigne
“In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.” – C.S. Lewis
“The fiction writer presents mystery through manners, grace through nature, but when he finishes, there always has to be left over that sense of Mystery which cannot be accounted for by any human formula.” – Flannery O’Connor
Thalia Books, a non-profit publishing house based in Austin, TX, was founded in 2010 by K. Sarah-Jane Murray (Managing Editor) and Jessica L. Hooten (Editor & Head of Acquisitions). We specialize in the publication of books by promising authors at early stages in their careers, although occasional publications by established authors will also be considered as part of our regular submission process.
Submissions for the inaugural Livingston-McKay prize for fiction will be accepted between January 1 and June 1, 2011. Guidelines for the 2011 competition will be posted on December 1, 2010.