Sword & Kettle Press is an independent publishing house founded in 2015.

Our mission is to publish inclusive, imaginative fantasy and provide an encouraging space for emerging writers. We value accessibility, meaningful representation, and growth (for readers, writers, and ourselves as publishers).


Kayla Allen, founder & editor-in-chief, makes things that are gracefully weird. Her interests include ensemble-based theatre, non-humans trying really hard to be human, punk rock, and space operas. She recently earned her MA in English from Northeastern University, with specializations in fantasy, YA, and pop culture.

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).