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Welcome to Brain Lag!

Based in Ontario, Canada, Brain Lag publishes fantasy and science fiction books. Our focus is on helping our authors shine by providing each author with personalized attention. We are a small press publisher, however, with our dedication to quality, we strive to bring the high standards of New York Times bestsellers to every book we accept.

Here at Brain Lag, we love debut and emerging authors and stories that run the gamut of speculative fiction sub-genres. Our first criteria for every book we accept is a good story. Whether you like fast-paced action, slow burn epics, classic tales or envelope-pushing, short stories, or magical realism, we have a book (or two!) for you!

To view our complete catalogue, click the Books link. They are listed by release date, but you can use the filters at the top of the page to narrow down the results to just the kind of books you're looking for. Bios of all currently contracted authors are available on the Authors page. You can also purchase books directly from us in the Store.

We also have Videos and Podcasts featuring our authors or books. For more about our company, view the links under the About heading, see a list of our upcoming or previous appearances under Events, and you can get in touch with us under the Contact heading. (That's also where you'll find Submission information.)

Still have questions? View the FAQ or send us a message.


- 10/16/20 -

Welcome to the Other London is out (and in the Toronto Star)!

Happy release day to Welcome to the Other London by Erynn Q!

WELCOME TO THE OTHER LONDON cover art, a girl and a man posing with magic coming from their hands

Order your copy now and join us for our online launch party tomorrow, October 17th at 6:00 pm EDT on Twitch. Author Erynn Q will give a reading and talk with Brain Lag owner Catherine Fitzsimmons about the book.

Also, check out this fantastic writeup of the book in the Toronto Star and London Free Press: Magical, diverse London the setting for local writer’s new youth fantasy novel

Screenshot of article about WELCOME TO THE OTHER LONDON in London Free Press

10/13/20: Announcing our spring 2021 lineup!

It's been a busy year for Brain Lag and we're not slowing down yet! Look forward to new books every other month in 2021, some from new authors, some new books from old favourites, and some series continuations. With that, we're proud to present our spring 2021 releases: [more...]

09/18/20: Divided Earth now available!

It's release day for Divided Earth by Dale E. McClenning! Pick up your copy of this follow-up to 2019's Innocent Earth now from the Brain Lag store or your favourite retailer. [more...]

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