A few last Vendor Interviews are here for the days of our actual festival! We spoke with Christine Neulieb, the Editorial Director at Lanternfish Press. Stop by and see them today at the PHILALALIA book fair, held at Temple’s Tyler School of Art from 11am-5pm:
1. What should attendees of PHILALALIA expect from Lanternfish Press?
Lanternfish Press is a small literary publisher founded in 2013. We’ll be selling copies of The Legend of Sherlock Holmes (a selection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories with new illustrations) and The Afflictions (new contemporary fiction, something like Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, except with imaginary diseases — definitely unusual and worth checking out for yourself!). We’ll have some other goodies like posters & notecards too.
2. What has Lanternfish Press achieved this past year that you’re most proud of?
We had lots of fun working on the Sherlock Holmes book, but the fact that we’re now putting out new original fiction is a huge milestone. We’ve got more great titles in store for 2015!
3. What is something people might not know about Lanternfish?
This terrifying creature is not a lanternfish. This little guy is! The fish in our logo has affectionately been named Corwin.
4. How did your press get its name?
The founders of Lanternfish Press were both running independent freelance businesses before they joined forces to publish books. Amanda’s wedding invitation company was called Fish on Europa; Christine’s freelance editing business was Lantern Editorial. So we combined the names, and voila — Lanternfish Press!