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A new paradigm in Fantasy, Paranormal and Steampunk. With inspiring writers, innovative printing strategies, and a progressive editorial staff, The X plays a key role in defining the emerging domain of independent publishing.

As the first imprint of Hamilton Springs Press, The X proudly grooms and introduces exciting new authors committed to their craft. Offering complete publishing services, our professional editors, designers, and marketing staff produce books of the highest quality. The success of our authors is our own.

Make yourself part of the magic.

As part of our unique business model, at The X we allow new and aspiring authors to introduce their work to us through their short stories. By competing in our three anthology contests a year, writers showcase their talents, and their editorial style demonstrates to us their strengths and weaknesses. Offers for developmental contracts stem from this discovery process.

Up-coming contests include: 

April 30, 2014 through May 31, 2014
Theme: Mr. & Mrs. Myth

September 30, 2014 through October 31, 2014
Theme: Out of This World . . . True Story

January 31, 2015 through March 2, 2015
Theme: Losers Keepers


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Editor's Notes: Have I Got A Preposition For You!

Editor Elizabeth GillilandBY ELIZABETH GILLILAND

In the world of grammar, there seem to be a lot of rules floating around:

Avoid gerunds!

Don’t end a sentence with a prepositional phrase!

Delete all adverbs!<... more >>