Pride and Joy Publishing was established BY and FOR the LGBTQ+ community.

We realize the barriers to publishing because we’ve faced them ourselves and we understand being queer adds an extra layer to the obstacle course. We want to offer space for intersectionality, diversity and inclusion in the literary world and amplify our community’s voices. This is our mission. Working through us guarantees that your work will not be held to a binary set of standards and you will be side by side with members of a publishing team who understand and celebrate your life experiences.

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Color Me Queer

This adult coloring book draws on inspiration from quotes of queer icons both past and present.  Set in a mid-century modern design, this coloring book is meant to usher in quiet moments of contemplation and peace.  Expected to launch on Monday, June 13, 2022.  Newsletter subscribers will get first dibs and a discount code.  Subscribe below.

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THRIVING IN BUSINESS: STRATEGIES FOR THE LGBTQ+ ENTREPRENEUR

Become your most authentic and successful self with guidance from visible LGBTQ+ business owners. Learn from 14 successful queer entrepreneurs as they discuss their journey and the obstacles they’ve uncovered on the way. 

 
 
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SENSUALITY

This book Sensuality tells visual, moving stories of women: their struggles, their loss, their insecurities, their power and their triumphs. This book is a culmination of years of photographic work, and it is a vulnerable expression of not only myself, but the essence of women.

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ALWAYS WANTED TO PUBLISH NONFICTION?

Download our Tips and Tricks to Publishing Nonfiction Guide here. 

Founder of Pride and Joy, Elena Joy Thurston delivers practical insight on the avenues and steps for getting your work published. 

 

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