Our Mission

What’s an Ingwaz?

Ingwaz is an ancient runic symbol, usually displayed in a pattern resembling two Xs stacked one over the other. Other times it appears as a simple diamond. The word “ingwaz” is photo-Germanic in origin, and it is the basis for the Norse rune representing the god Freyr. It is also used to symbolize fertilization, creation, and the actualization of potential. It is from this meaning that Ingwaz Press has embraced the name and incorporated the symbol as our logo. 

Ingwaz Press sees its mission as one of encouraging creativity. We seek to fertilize the the seeds of ideas and watch them grow. To help authors acheive the actualization of their potential. In addition to authors, we want to promote creativity of all its forms in individuals and communities everywhere.

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What is Ingwaz Press

It might be easier to say what Ingwaz Press is not. It isn’t a publisher or business in the traditional sense. Each author retains their own rights, profits, and creative control over their own work, but all the novels are printed under a single, shared imprint. Founded in 2018, Ingwaz Press can best be described as an author collective with a small press imprint. We  publish adult, new adult, YA and middle-grade genre fiction—focused primarily on speculative fiction. This includes traditional science fiction and fantasy as well as the numerous sub genres including (but in no way limited to) dystopian fiction, slipstream, cyberpunk, steampunk, gothic horror, and supernatural romances. We place particular importance on publishing novels that contain characters and settings that reflect diversity of race, gender, and sexual-orientation/gender identity. Our novels also often touch on social and political issues.

Here at Ingwaz Press, we believe in fostering a spirit of collaboration and support among authors. Often, a writer’s initial work is done in seclusion, only seen by another once it is completed, and usually after it has passed through several drafts beyond that, but we feel that interacting with other authors both during, and after, a book or story is completed can enhance the finished work. Our authors not only provide critiques and general writing support, but also make use of their skills in other fields, for example marketing, graphic design, editing, art, and even video production to support the others. What can’t be done “in house” is procured from independent contractors. In this way we not only invest the talents of our author members, but provide support to creative individuals everywhere.

We also believe this feeling of communal creativity does not exist in an bubble. We are always looking for ways to share the personal, emotional, and spiritual benefits of creative expression through outreach in our own communities.

Our Mission

What’s an Ingwaz?

Ingwaz is an ancient runic symbol, usually displayed in a pattern resembling two Xs stacked one over the other. Other times it appears as a simple diamond. The word “ingwaz” is photo-Germanic in origin, and it is the basis for the Norse rune representing the god Freyr. It is also used to symbolize fertilization, creation, and the actualization of potential. It is from this meaning that Ingwaz Press has embraced the name and incorporated the symbol as our logo. 

Ingwaz Press sees its mission as one of encouraging creativity. We seek to fertilize the the seeds of ideas and watch them grow. To help authors acheive the actualization of their potential. In addition to authors, we want to promote creativity of all its forms in individuals and communities everywhere.

RuneStones web

What is Ingwaz Press

It might be easier to say what Ingwaz Press is not. It isn’t a publisher or business in the traditional sense. Each author retains their own rights, profits, and creative control over their own work, but all the novels are printed under a single, shared imprint. Founded in 2018, Ingwaz Press can best be described as an author collective with a small press imprint. We publish adult, new adult, YA and middle-grade genre fiction—focused primarily on speculative fiction. This includes traditional science fiction and fantasy as well as the numerous sub genres including (but in no way limited to) dystopian fiction, slipstream, cyberpunk, steampunk, gothic horror, and supernatural romances. We place particular importance on publishing novels that contain characters and settings that reflect diversity of race, gender, and sexual-orientation/gender identity. Our novels also often touch on social and political issues.

Here at Ingwaz Press, we believe in fostering a spirit of collaboration and support among authors. Often, a writer’s initial work is done in seclusion, only seen by another once it is completed, and usually after it has passed through several drafts beyond that, but we feel that interacting with other authors both during, and after, a book or story is completed can enhance the finished work. Our authors not only provide critiques and general writing support, but also make use of their skills in other fields, for example marketing, graphic design, editing, art, and even video production to support the others. What can’t be done “in house” is procured from independent contractors. In this way we not only invest the talents of our author members, but provide support to creative individuals everywhere.

We also believe this feeling of communal creativity does not exist in an bubble. We are always looking for ways to share the personal, emotional, and spiritual benefits of creative expression through outreach in our own communities.