Diachroneity Books is a creative outlet for the collective publication of book-length fiction ✦
We bring odd li’l literary creatures into the world—the niche or experimental kind, the sort that make conventional publishers say, “What an intriguing idea! But how would we sell that? Who’s even the audience? Why are you looking at me like that …?,” before they go quiet and stare off into the distance, uncertain now of, well, everything.
Diachro isn’t so keen on convention. Our vibe is more like an artist collective than a top-down bidness. A boarding house for a ragtag gang of literary partners-in-crime. We hold up our authors, our authors hold up us, our authors hold up our other authors, and then we collectively moan about how hard it is to get featured on #booktok.
Think of it like a digital Bloomsbury Group, but less white and upper-class and much more queer, in all the ways.
We work low and slow to produce fat’n’juicy (ew) if erratic-sporadic offerings.
Dear reader, dear writer, dear all-seeing being: We invite you to get weird and wonderful with us.
Diachroneity Books untethers imagination from the market imperative to enable creativity to remain wild, playful, radical, and free.
We co-operate with writers of unhomeable literature to produce uncanny books that claw at, freak out, and gently tickle the minds of readers who want media that challenges, not coddles.
Who steers this here ship?
↪ Jaclyn Arndt
Jaclyn Arndt is an editor and writer based in Vancouver, Canada, on the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̍əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. For the last decade and a half, she has worked in various roles in the arts and publishing, from review-writing peon to nonprofit board co-chair. She runs a freelance line editing and copyediting bizness. Jaclyn has worked on the experimental and fiction works of Joe Butler, Maria Fusco, Sheila Heti, Niall Howell, Pope.L, and Stephanie Victoire, among others. 🦤 @jalcynardnt
↪ Kirstyn Smith
Kirstyn Smith is an editor and writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. After accidentally specialising in erotica, her work can be read in Aurore and theglow and heard on OhCleo. Other publications include The Skinny, Huck, Extra Teeth, and The Speculative Book. Kirstyn is also the editor and publisher of Marbles. Her favourite things to edit are mind-blowing and world-ending stories that induce existential crises. 🦆 @iiitskirstyn