Hey There

Welcome to Sword & Kettle Press.

We publish inclusive, imaginative fantasy.

We like well-developed worlds and well-planned adventures.

We like ordinary characters in outrageous situations and outrageous characters in ordinary situations.

We’re looking for stories that remind us of the first fantasy books we read–the ones that captured us with their magic and never let us go.



Kith Issue 04: Modern Bestiary (Digital)
Although we love exploring new fantasy worlds, this issue speaks to weirdness in our own world. It features four new stories by Alex Vigue, Elizabeth Lovatt, Tristan Madison, and Dave Riley.

Kith Issue 03: Second Breakfast (PrintDigital)
This issue is both a second start for our magazine and an homage to our favorite fantasy foods. It features six new stories by Heidi Donlan, Zoe Miller, J W Bendall, Mitch Collins, Sierra Goldberg, and Alex McCarron.


Sword & Kettle Digest (Digital)
On our blog, we talk about our publications and share the words and artwork that inspire us. Spend some time in our weird little world.

Garden State Gothic (Digital)
A collection of horror stories from the Dirty Jerz written by New Jersey natives Kayla Allen & Lauren Smith.


Submissions for two new publications will be open again very soon!

We are a paying market, and we offer a token payment of $5 for each accepted work.



Kayla Allen, founder & editor-in-chief, recently earned her MA in English from Northeastern University, where she specialized in fantasy, children’s and young adult fiction, and pop culture. After having a Hogwarts-related identity crisis, she has accepted that she is a Gryffindor.

Zahan Mehta, contributing editor, is an actor and born-again bookworm with a BA in theatre from Northeastern University. He’s a fan of Manchester United, prog rock, Star Wars, and blue whales, and he is a Hufflepuff (and a particularly good finder).



If you like what we do, consider sending a couple bucks our way at paypal.me/allenkayla. Your contribution will help us pay our authors, print publications, and keep our website running.

If you’ve donated, submitted your work, bought a print magazine, or read a publication, we’d like to thank you for getting involved! We appreciate your support.