About Us




Spring Song Press is led by indie author C. J. Brightley, who also runs Noblebright.org.

C. S. Lewis wrote about fairy tales for children: Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

G. K. Chesterton wrote: Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

These are the stories I write, and these are the stories I publish through Spring Song Press. We publish heroic, fantastic, beautiful, strange, heart-breaking, bittersweet, uplifting, clean, thought-provoking, weird, slipstream, magical works from talented authors both new and established. We like monsters and magic, deep, relatable characters, and imaginative worlds. We like wonder and awe, hope that breaks through despair, and mythical creatures. We like tropes turned inside out and upside down, and stories that linger with us long after we’ve read the last word.

We are not currently open for novel submissions. Calls for submission to upcoming anthologies can be found here (please click).

For other inquiries, contact us through the form below.