Welcome to the Internet portal for Viktoria Michaelis Limited, a small press English-language publisher specializing in short works of Creative Writing, on Spirituality in all its forms, Freemasonry and the academic fields of Literary Theory, Literary Criticism and Philosophy.
On the following pages you will find information about our publishing program, how to write for publication and a complete list of all books either published or nearing completion plus details of how to contact us with ideas, extracts, general queries and comments. In the section News you will find constant updates on the progress of the company itself, information on new writers, publications plans and basic information on works which are nearing completion.
Our mission is to publish high quality writing from younger writers who, in a highly competitive marketplace, might not otherwise have a chance of being seen, recognized or having their shorter works published for consumption by an increasingly selective audience. By younger we mean those dedicated and knowledgeable writers who produce work of the highest caliber but are still trying to find their feet and gain a foothold in the world of literature and learned writing, who are searching for a new experience and a new chance, regardless of their actual age. In an increasingly competitive marketplace dominated by a few major publishers, where a portfolio of published works is considered a vital asset, works of shorter length are often relegated to anthologies and a limited number of monthly periodicals. Viktoria Michaelis Limited offers both new and experienced writers the chance to be published in book form, often for the first time, and prove themselves against more seasoned writers who have already made their name and who, for many, seem to be accepted for publication simply because of their name and the reputation which their name brings with it.
Our books are simple but effective, carefully laid out to ensure that it is the contents which are brought to the fore, the work of the writer rather than that of the printer, cover designer or publisher. They contain carefully crafted, well researched and knowledgeable works from people who truly care about what they write, who have an interest in their subject, in their characters, in the way they use words, and who do not shy from interacting with their audience. Each of the works published here has been produced almost as a labor of love, from the first moments when the idea formed in their hearts and minds, through the writing and editorial stages and on to final publication. Writers work with an editor who dedicates their time to ensuring that what is finally printed reflects the caliber of the writer as well as bringing their message or story across in the best possible way.
Viktoria Michaelis Limited is not a Vanity Press. Writers do not pay to have their works published here and are not required to make any financial contribution to the costs of editorial work, of production or sales. The only costs incurred for the writer seeking publication are in time, material for their work and the cost of submitting it for editorial approval. At the same time, they appreciate that their work is unlikely to make them rich overnight, that it may well make no return whatsoever, that it may even fail to cover the publishing costs. Publication here is a stepping stone, a chance to find a wider audience, to hone their skills and test their dedication.