The Not-So-Secret Jellyfish Guide to UUP

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The Not-So-Secret Jellyfish Guide to UUP

Now that Uncommon Universes Press has moved into our new base of operations (website), we’re firing up the blog for exclusive author information, publishing details, and other such fun and useful things.

Today marks the first time we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes peek at our inner workings.

This one will start with a true or false question.

True or False: UUP partners are allowed to self-publish and self-promote projects.Ā 

And the answer is…


Uncommon Universes Press LLC is a partnership of three ambitious entrepreneurs who all appreciate their creative independence and ability to sell their products. At our business meetings last year, we all decided to give each other creative agency to pursue individual projects. Not everything fits into the UUP branding, and we all like to experiment with ideas that are riskier due to content (who needs traditional story structure? šŸ˜‰ ), length (super short), or potential (lack of) reader market. We support each other’s work as artists as well as fellow partners–and we’re also quite honest with each other about whether or not a project is a good idea for the press. That’s right! The work of UUP partners goes through the same vetting process as every other author.

UUP respects the varied works of all of our authors. AuthorsĀ can even opt to consign select indie works through our convention vendor tables.

Here’s what our authors are up to!

Julia Mae Busko – the co-creator and illustrator of supernatural suspense/vampire novellaĀ Blood Mercy: Thicker Than Water is hard at work on graphic and cover design, but also makes time for herĀ reinvented zombie horror graphic novel, Exanimus Hale.

Sarah Delena White – the author of fae/steampunk adventure romance Halayda is busy on the second book in the series, but is also currently working on an epic fantasy/romance novella,Ā Shadowlight.

H.L. Burke – the author of upcoming young adult mythology/romance Coiled has also recently independently released a new adult gaslight portal fantasy, Spellsmith & Carver: Magicians’ Rivalry.

Janeen Ippolito – the co-creator and writer of supernatural suspense/vampire novellaĀ Blood Mercy: Thicker Than Water and author of upcoming young adult steampunk adventure Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1 also recently self-published a new adult mythology/romance novella, Storm Warden: A Gods and Monsters Quest.

Sarah Ott – the author of upcoming science fiction thriller Exordia is also hard at work on her Grand Plan to release fast-paced short novellas on a regular basis.

I know you’re wondering: behind-the-scenes info is great, but what about the jellyfish? Where do they fit into all of this?

The answer is: guess in the comments! Each guess enters you into a drawing for one eBook from any of those listed above (including the indie works) provided they have actually been released!

By | 2017-05-16T01:43:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|The Not-So-Secret Jellyfish Guide to UUP|6 Comments


  1. Sarah May 16, 2017 at 1:47 am

    You’re transparent and are lacking certain organs?

  2. Amy Lynn May 16, 2017 at 2:18 am

    I’m going to go with space jellyfish! Something someone would find in an Uncommon Universe šŸ˜œ

  3. Laura Pol May 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    That’s a great question! I’m wondering if the jellyfish ties in because it has different tentacles going different directions, but attached to one central head/body. What you guys share here sounds like it could go with that theme in that you guys might self-publish, but you’re all still part of UUP.

    Also, so excited for all the awesomeness here! šŸ˜ƒ

  4. Marilyn May 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Jelly fish are stealthy. They are very hard to see. Once you get stung by one, you’ll never forget it. Just like a good book. It leaves a lasting impression. Ok, I don’t want to win a book. I want a press t shirt

  5. Lelia Rose Foreman May 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Whenever I got to an aquarium and reach a jellyfish tank, my husband looks for a place to lie down and take a nap while I stand mesmerized for an hour. Perhaps you picked jellyfish because they are a sort of composite creature.

  6. Katherine Massengill May 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    The jellyfish are the readers?

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