What’s New

  • Available for Preorder: “The Mountains Under Her Feet”
    It’s nearly the end of January, and we at Balance of Seven have been hard at work in getting our new team organized, and getting all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed in growing from a two person to 6 person operation while continuing…
  • Bearing the Most, Bowing the Lowest
    It has, in the fullness of time, come to me to be the new face of Balance of Seven Press, as its managing director, so I’d like to say a few words by way of introduction. この度、バランス•オブ•セブン社の新代表取締役社長就任によって挨拶の言葉を一言申し上げたいと思います。 Once, in what increasingly feels like a lifetime…
  • Pride Month: Your Story Matters – Dr. Bakkalian
    Post by Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian. It matters now, more than ever, to uplift trans voices and read trans stories, and for us trans authors, to write those stories.
  • Vermont Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo
    Post by Charleigh Brennan. Hi everyone! I wanted to update you all on how the Vermont Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo went. In one word: Amazing!
  • PRESS RELEASE: Bringing Bolivar Peninsula to Houston
    Houston, TX—Local author Georgina Key will be signing her award-winning book, Shiny Bits in Between, on May 21, 2022, at 1 PM at the Blue Willow Bookshop (www.bluewillowbookshop.com) in West Houston.
  • Reading is Magic Box – 40% of Each Purchase Supports Ukraine & Peace
    Post by Sarah V. Hines. In light of the invasion of Ukraine, I am honored to support Balance of Seven in their decision to donate 40% of all box sales to the charity Sunflower of Peace, who provides dire needed medical supplies to medics and doctors in Ukraine, saving lives when there is little time and resources to do so.
  • I Knew
    Post by Theodore Niretac Tinker. A common question or conversation piece I hear around the trans identity is “When did you know?” “When did you know you didn’t identify as the gender you were assigned at birth?” “When did you know you were [insert preferred gender here]?” “When did you know you were transgender?
  • 10 Ways We Are Different (And Why We Embrace It)
    Post by D. Ynes Freeman. Most of our books are award winning or #1 Amazon bestsellers, sometimes both. But that’s not all that makes Balance of Seven unique.
  • The Evolution of Language: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
    Post by Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian. Modern language on gender identity and sexual orientation is not the same as the language that existed in the 1860s, but that doesn’t mean that people with those identities didn’t exist.

Who We Are

Established in 2018, Balance of Seven LLC is a small independent press dedicated to keeping the magic in publishing. Our readers crave magic, and we aim to bring it to them by providing a platform for new voices and perspectives. With a cis woman and trans man as our founders, diversity and allyship are at the very core of our makeup. We bravely venture beyond genre; when publishing emerging voices, we find they often do not fit “inside the box.” Many of our books are award winning or #1 Amazon bestsellers, sometimes both. Discover the book you didn’t know you loved at balanceofseven.com.

Our Mission, Our Magic

Our mission is simple: keep the magic in publishing.

We do this by:

  • Selecting manuscripts by underrepresented writers (women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, those who battle mental or physical challenges, and more)
  • Implementing a multilayered editorial process to ensure excellence in storytelling and mechanics
  • Working side by side with authors, illustrators, designers, and sometimes letterers and colorists to create custom, one-of-a-kind books that reflect the true essence of the story
  • Publishing high-quality, professional books that change the way readers view the world

Our Authors

At Balance of Seven, we train up professionals and build relationships that empower our authors to advocate for their own and each other’s work, because ‘starving artist’ is not a label for which an author has to settle.

To that end, we are looking for aspiring authors who:

  • Can work well with constructive feedback.
  • Are cordial but professional.
  • Will support the press’s mission of advocacy for minority and marginalized voices.
  • Are driven to advocate for their own work as well as that of their authorial colleagues under the press’s auspices, in the interest of building community and growing the press’s reach.
  • Understand that the process of marketing, advocacy, and things like library and bookstore outreach don’t end on publication day.

Our Vision

To build a better bookshelf that includes all voices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

At Balance of Seven, our mission is to keep the magic in publishing—and diversity is magic. We view diversity, equity, and inclusion as the amplification of voices and ideas from cultures, lifestyles, and experiences that paint a broader picture of our community than has previously been portrayed. We invite you to discover the book you didn’t know you loved.

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