Twelfth Planet Press

Challenging the status quo with books that interrogate, commentate, inspire.


Defying Doomsday

Edited by Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench

ISBN: 978-1-922101-40-2 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (ebk)

Published 30 May 2016.


Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.
A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.
New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors.
A man seeks love in a fading world. Read the rest of this entry »

Letters to Tiptree

ISBN: 978-1-922101-25-9 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-39-6 (ebk)

Published August 2015. 

#1 Bestseller on Amazon. Winner of the Alfie Award, the Locus Award, the British Fantasy Award, Aurealis Convenors’ Award, and William Atheling Award. Nominated for the British Science Fiction Award. Longlisted for Tiptree Award. 

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Something New Can Come into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-37-2 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-38-9 (ebk)


To Be Published 2016

Scheduled for release later this year, Something New Can Come Into This World (And Other Filmmaking Stories) collects together into one volume the first twenty-one essays from Watson’s FictionMachine project and will be available in both print and ebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction 2014

ISBN: 978-1-922101-35-8 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-36-5 (ebk)

Published January 2016

Fans of Kaleidoscope will find more tales of wonder, adventure, diversity, and variety in this collection devoted to stories with teen protagonists.

Our goal is to uncover the best young adult short fiction of the year published in the anthologies dedicated to the form, the occasional special edition of a magazine, and individual pieces appearing in otherwise “adult” anthologies and magazines, and bring them together in one accessible collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Blackmail Blend

A Cafe La Femme Mini Mystery

Set between A Trifle Dead and Drowned Vanilla

ISBN 978-1-922101-26-6

Cover by Amanda Rainey

eBook Conversion by Charles Tan

From our crime imprint, Deadlines, e-book only


Six romance writers

Five secrets
Four poison pen letters
Three stolen manuscripts
Two undercover journalists
One over-complicated love life

Way too many teacups and tiny sandwiches

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Madigan Mine

ISBN 978-1-922101-19-8

Cover by Amanda Rainey




When Alex meets Madigan again everything changes. His childhood sweetheart is beautiful and impulsive, but there is something wrong with her. Something dangerous.

Then she commits suicide.

Now Alex can’t get Madigan out of his head. Is it all in his mind, or is she communicating with him? Read the rest of this entry »


New Releases!

New Releases!

Our latest titles to be released as ebooks are two novels by Kirstyn McDermott – Perfections and Madigan Mine. These are both second editions, acquired by Twelfth Planet Press as part of our goal to keep excellent fiction by Australian women accessible and in... read more


This Monday, August 24th, we celebrated Alice Sheldon’s 100th birthday and the launch of LETTERS TO TIPTREE at Stefen’s Books in Perth, Western Australia. The night kicked off at 6pm at Stefen’s Books where we talked all things LETTERS TO TIPTREE and... read more
Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Giveaway

We’re running a Goodreads Giveaway for the Year’s Best Speculative YA 2013 – enter to win! Goodreads Book Giveaway Year’s Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 by Julia Rios Giveaway ends April 28, 2015. See the giveaway details at... read more
Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible

Defying Doomsday Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible

Disabled characters are rarely seen in apocalypse stories, but Defying Doomsday is an anthology set to explore the tales of those usually left for dead. We’re currently crowdfunding via a Pozible campaign, with the assistance of a Crowbar grant from Arts... read more
Cherry Crow Children Cover reveal

Cherry Crow Children Cover reveal

Today I approved the printer’s proofs for The Cherry Crow Children (Volume 12 in the Twelve Planets series), written by Deborah Kalin. I’m so very excited to see this final volume in the series be completed. Behold the beautiful cover by Amanda Rainey: The... read more

The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Twelfth Planet Press is proud to support the 2015 The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. “This is a themed fiction competition, open to all ages and genders. Rachel Funari, the namesake of the competition, was the founding editor of Lip. Tragically, Rachel went... read more

Awards eligibility for our 2014 works

We’re often asked for the word counts for our stories for award eligibility. For our works first published in 2014, there are two novelettes in Kaleidoscope – “The Legend Trap” by Sean Williams and “Kiss, Kiss, Kiss and Tell” by E.... read more

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