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'Though she be but little she is fierce'

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream


Word from our founder, Loredana Carini.

I think it's good to start how we intend to continue. Here at SmashBear, we are very informal, preferring a hands-on approach to editing and publishing our manuscripts. Our authors can look forward to being a part of intimate teams with no-nonsense access to their publisher and editing team. Authors aren't kept at arms length, we want you to feel like you're a part of SmashBear. 

We only publish what sparks passion within the editorial team. I started SmashBear so that I could help create quality books that I, and like-minded people can enjoy. Marketability will come second to how much we enjoy reading it.

We've published three amazing books so far and I can't wait to see what you send in!


Our Mission

At SmashBear Publishing, we produce and publish high quality books. We specialise in urban fantasy, fantasy, and paranormal romance but will also consider horror and Sci-Fi. As an independent publisher we want to help change the face of literature by bringing diversity and fair representation to our genres. We love books and we believe that everyone should be able to see themselves represented in their heroes.

Our Story

May 2020

Loredana Carini launches SmashBear Publishing and we take on our first manuscript, Storm's Child.

September 2020

Our debut novel, Storm's Child is launched and we open work experience placements to graduates.

October 2020

We launch our first charity anthology in support of Women's Aid

January 2021

We launch our third title, The Wing Thief, and announce submissions for our second charity anthology. 

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